SAINTS and England wing Tommy Makinson has signed a new four-year contract at the club.

The Golden Boot winner, whose performances in the autumn test series stirred interest in the NRL, will be a Saint until the end of the 2022 season.

Makinson enjoyed a whirlwind 2018 season winning the League Leaders Shield with Saints and then shining on the test arena.

In 199 appearances to date Makinson has scored 108 tries - including a Grand Final winner - and tacked on 108 goals.

Makinson said: "I have been here since 2011 and made my debut against Salford.

"I am really excited to comit my future to the club and carry on till 2022/"

Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus said: “It’s further great news for St Helens and for Super League that Tommy has committed himself to us for four years.

"Tommy has been underestimated outside of St Helens for too many years. That was firmly put to bed with his recent stand out performances for England against the Kiwis.

"He has chosen St Helens and Super League despite very attractive offers from the NRL. It’s therefore a real statement of his faith in St Helens and in Super League that he has decided to extend his contract with us.

"He’s a world class winger and it’s wonderful that he aims to see out his career with his boyhood club.”

Saints coach Justin Holbrook added: “This is huge news for everyone involved with St Helens to have Tommy sign for four years.

"He’s a fantastic player, what you see on the field is exactly what we see every day in training.

"I’m very happy for him to get the rewards he got at the end of last year with the recognition of winning the Golden Boot and being named in the Dream Team, very well deserved. He is extremely hard working, and is a pleasure to coach.”