Long-serving North Wales Crusaders fullback Tommy Johnson has signed a new deal with the Wrexham club.

The deal sees Johnson commit his future to Crusaders keeping him at the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Johnson becomes the second player to sign for next season joining Kenny Baker, with more announcements set to to follow over the coming weeks.

On securing Johnson for next season, North Wales Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray said: “I’m really happy to have Tommy signed on for next year.

“He’s a fantastic player, record points scorer and record appearance holder so that gives you some idea of the type of player he is.

“He’ll be an important part of what we’re building for next year, and over the next month or so there will be more announcements to come as we look to retain the majority of the squad for next year and also make some additions.”

Johnson joined North Wales ahead of their inaugural season in 2012 and made his debut in the club's first competitive game against Barrow Raiders, coming off the bench in his side's 26-24 defeat.

Since then, he has been ever present at fullback and put in consistently solid performances to become the Cru's record appearance maker and all-time leading points-scorer.

A product of the academy system at Super League giants St Helens, Johnson now has over 50 tries to his name and is fast approaching 1500 points in a Crusaders shirt.

Earlier this year, Johnson also became the first player to make 150 appearances for a professional Welsh rugby league club.