Trio commit to Saints
Captain Paul Wellens is one of three players to have signed a new contract with St Helens.
Wellens, Saints’ longest-serving player, and three-quarter Francis Meli have penned deals for 2013, the latter ending speculation over his future in doing so.
Prop forward Paul Clough has agreed a three-year contract, which is expected to take him into a testimonial with his home-town club.
“It’s great to go into the play-offs with three key signings for next year settled,” St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus said.
“Paul Wellens is playing as well as ever and is the ultimate ambassador for the club.
“Likewise, Francis Meli is on top of his game and provides real experience in an otherwise youthful back line.
“Paul Clough is a real Trojan and it’s good to sign him through to his testimonial season in 2014-15.”