Hemel Stags have secured the services of playmaker Jy-mel Coleman on a new two-year contract.
The scrum-half was an inspirational figure for the Stags last season, scoring seven tries and displaying a super kicking game in a number of man of the match performances.
The 25-year-old Coleman joins captain BJ Swindells and forward James Howitt in agreeing a new deal, and his signing is seen as a significant step forward for Hemel head coach Troy Perkins.
A clearly delighted Perkins said: “It was really important that we resigned Jy-mel as he was a key member of our squad last season.
“He has shown that he is one of the best half-backs in the competition since joining Hemel and, last season, directed the team around the park as well as creating and scoring some fantastic tries.
“Jy-mel is also a good club man and sets high standards from himself and that also rubs off on the other players.
“I am pleased to sign him for two seasons which gives us a bit of stability in a key position.”