Hull KR half-back Mikey Lewis tipped to become one of best players in Super League after signing long-term deal
The Hull-born playmaker was already contracted to the Robins for the next two years but has signed fresh terms until the end of 2028 on the back of a stellar season for club and country.
Lewis was a virtual ever-present for Rovers as they reached the Challenge Cup final and secured a top-four finish in Super League, scoring 13 tries in 31 appearances.
Peters has told Lewis that only a drop in standards will prevent him from reaching the very top of the game.
"I'm extremely happy to see Mikey extend his time at Hull KR," said Peters.
"With Mikey being a homegrown player who's come through our system, it’s a credit to everyone involved at the club who's helped Mikey get to where he is now.
"There are only a few players that have the qualities that Mikey has. Now it’s about combining that with working hard, making sacrifices and he’ll be on track to becoming one of the best players in this competition."
Lewis follows fellow England international Jez Litten in committing his long-term future to the ambitious Robins.
Peters expects Lewis to continue to develop into a leader after another statement of intent from Rovers.
"It’s huge for the club and wouldn’t be possible without the fantastic support from our board," added Peters.
"We want to keep our homegrown talent at the club and want to keep them long term. We’ve certainly proved that by locking in Mikey for five years and Jez Litten long term, too.
"If you look at Mikey’s year, he played nearly every game. The most pleasing part for me is seeing the growth in Mikey as a person, as well as a player. I’ve seen a lot of growth with him this year.
"There were times this year on the field when he was the only recognised spine member in the side and carried the team on his shoulders.
"I thought he did a great job of that. He took on some responsibilities that didn’t come naturally to him at the start of the year but definitely helped him to develop his game."
Lewis will be part of an exciting new-look spine next year following the signings of Peta Hiku and Tyrone May.
The England man is determined to help Rovers take the next step by winning silverware.
"I’m over the moon to sign the new deal," said Lewis, who made his Super League debut in 2019.
"I’m really happy where I am now and am looking forward to what the future holds.
"This year has been massive for me. As a whole team we’ve come so far over the last few years to how we performed last year, getting to the Challenge Cup final, finishing fourth and making the play-off semi-finals.
"We’ve got new coaching staff and new players. They’ve got to come in with the same mindset as this year’s group that set the standard.
"Hopefully they can bring what they’ve got from other clubs and take us to that next level. We’re going to be more determined than ever to win something next year."