Leeds Rhinos have agreed a two year contract with forward Bodene Thompson to keep him at the club permanently.
Thompson initially joined the Rhinos in August on loan from Toronto Wolfpack, who had withdrawn from the remainder of the season.
Now the Wolfpack will not be in Super League in 2021, Thompson has turned that loan move into a permanent one.
Commenting on the new deal Thompson said, “It is great to have my future sorted. It has been awesome to be here at the Rhinos.
“The first week I came here, I couldn’t wait to rip in and start playing games for the club. I have come in and tried to do my best and I have loved every minute of it.
“I am very happy with the decision we have made. My partner and I are excited to be moving over to Leeds with our twins due in the New Year.”
Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield added: “Bodene came with an outstanding reputation and recommendation from Brian McDermott and he has lived up to those incredibly high expectations.
“He has settled into our group and become an important senior player in our group. The standards he sets in training and in games are an example for our younger players and we are delighted that he has agreed a long term contract with the club.”