RYAN ELLIS is excited about the challenges that lay ahead after agreeing to remain with the North Wales Crusaders.

Ellis, who scored five tries in 18 appearances for the side last season, is the latest player to remain in the ranks with Carl Forster’s squad.

He told the club’s website: “Really looking forward to another year at Cru. I really enjoyed the 2023 season so it was a no brainer when Carl asked me to stay on for another year.

“I’m excited to get started and push for promotion in 2024 as I believe we are more than capable as a group of doing so. Also would like to say a big thank you to the fans as they have made me feel very welcomed from the get go and it’s fair to say they were outstanding last year, really stuck by us through the tough results and were brilliant in the play-offs, so hopefully we’ll be able to give them a great season in 2024.”