YORK Knights hooker Will Jubb has signed a new one-year deal, taking him into an eighth season with the club.

Jubb, whom head coach Andrew Henderson described as the “glue” in his squad, proved ever-dependable for the Knights as they reached the Betfred Championship Play-offs last term.

He scored four tries in 31 appearances for the Knights in 2023, only missing a couple of matches due to a mysterious knee infection in early July.

The 27-year-old first joined the Knights on loan from the Betfred Super League’s Hull KR during the 2017 season, a return of five tries in 16 appearances earning him a permanent deal the following season.

The starting hooker was a part of the side that won the Betfred League One title in 2018 and played a key role as they went on to finish third in the Championship a year later.

A vital part of the Knights’ spine, Jubb also featured in the 2021 AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final at Wembley before achieving back-to-back Play-off finishes.

Jubb is in good company at nine, with Josh Daley and Taylor Pemberton also plying their trades in the position.

Testament to his value and commitment, he surpassed 150 appearances for York last season, with only four players having featured more times for the club in the summer era.

“I'm absolutely delighted to sign a new deal with the club!” Jubb enthused on extending his stay at the Knights into an eighth season.

“It's no secret how much this club means to me and I want to be part of the story here for as long as I can.

"It's really humbling to be up there with some of the legends of the Club in terms of appearances.

"I'm really thankful to the club for making those moments, like my 100th and 150th appearance, really special.

“Hopefully I can get a bit higher up that leaderboard of appearances next year, but we'll just take it one game at a time!

"I just love playing for this club, so long may that continue.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be here next year and to be able to play in front of the fans at the LNER Community Stadium in 2024."

Henderson labelled Jubb as the “ultimate professional”, explaining that he had been impressed with the manner in which the hooker has conducted himself.

“Will is consistent in so many areas of his game, with wonderful service from dummy-half, a tireless and industrious defence and willingness to compete.

“ Whenever Will Jubb takes to the field for York Knights, we know that he won’t let us down.

“He is a great person to have at the club too, having been here for a number of years and now the fifth-highest appearance-maker in the summer era.

“I’m looking forward to working more with Will to further improve areas of his game in 2024.”

Jubb becomes the Knights' 24th confirmed squad member for the 2024 season alongside Joe Brown, Jesse Dee, AJ Towse, Ata Hingano, Conor Fitzsimmons, Jordan Thompson, James Cunningham, Myles Harrison, Bailey Antrobus, Ronan Michael, Josh Daley, Jack Teanby, Ukuma Ta'ai, Pauli Pauli, Harry Price, Brenden Santi, Levi Edwards, Oli Field, Will Dagger, Jimmy Keinhorst, Taylor Pemberton, Nikau Williams and Connor Bailey.