Veteran Leeds Rhinos prop Kylie Leuluai has been handed a new contract after putting on hold his retirement plans for a second time.
The 35-year-old New Zealander signed a new 12-month deal a year ago after shelving plans to hang up his boots and has now been given a rolling contract, which means he can play on until either party decides the time is right for him to finish.
Leuluai, a five-time Grand Final winner who made his 200th appearance for the Rhinos in last Friday's 42-22 win at Bradford, signed his new deal on the eve of his side's Tetley's Challenge Cup fifth-round tie against Huddersfield.
Super League champions Leeds have been refused permission to loan veteran Samoan prop Kylie Leuluai to neighbours Hunslet.
The Rhinos have a partnership with the Hawks in which players not required for Super League duty can be dual-registered to turn out for the Championship club.
Leeds wanted Leuluai and fellow front rower Richard Moore to gain match practice with Hunslet against Leigh on Sunday. However, the Rugby Football League say they have been told by the UK Border Agency that, under the terms of his visa, Leuluai is unable to become a dual-registered player.
Leeds prop forward Kylie Leuluai will miss the champions' Super League preliminary semi-final against Catalan Dragons in Perpignan on Friday night after he was given a one-match ban.
Leuluai, who has been absent for only one of the Rhinos' 34 matches so far this season, was given the suspension, along with a £300 fine, after being found guilty by the Rugby Football League's disciplinary committee of a grade B offence of punching.
He had been cited by the RFL's match-review panel for the offence on winger Peter Fox in the last minute of the Rhinos' 42-20 play-off win over Wakefield last Saturday.