SAINTS packman Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The versatile 32-year-old Londoner, who enjoyed a cracking 2018, will go into his tenth season in the red vee.

A relative latecomer to rugby league, LMS learned his trade as a prop under Brian McDermott at Harlequins but came north in 2011.

Adept at prop, second row and 13, McCarthy-Scarsbrook brings enthusiasm to the field when he enters the fray.

His new contract will take him to the end of 2020 - by which stage he will be 35.

“To spend 10 years at this club will be something special,” he said.

“It is a privilege to have been here for so long and an honour considering I am not from the area.

“I am really looking forward to hopefully celebrating a Testimonial here and more importantly, winning silverware.”

Louie made his debut for Saints at the ‘Millennium Magic’ against Wigan in 2011 and quickly established himself as a real crowd favourite.

He’s played 247 times for the club, scoring 49 tries, and appeared internationally for Ireland in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

“Louie was outstanding for us in 2018,” Saints head coach Justin Holbrook said.

“He is a really important and versatile member of the squad who is well liked by his teammates and the coaching staff.

“He sets a great example to the younger players in the squad with his work rate and passion and I’m really looking forward to working with him for a further season.”