St George Illawarra have resigned incumbent lock-forward Blake Lawrie in a move that will booster morale leading up to their upcoming derby blockbuster against the Cronulla Sharks.
Lawrie - a Dapto Canaries junior - will remain at the club until at least the end of 2022 in a move he was openly was very excited about.
"It's been a dream come true to play first grade at the Dragons," Lawrie said.
"Re-signing with the Dragons is a great opportunity for myself. To be able to secure my future here for the next three years is something I'm very grateful and pleased about."
Director of List Management Ian Millward was also thrilled to re-sign the young forward.
"At 22 years of age, Blake Lawrie is an uncompromising forward. He plays tough and there's still so much more upside in him," Millward said.
"He's a person who typifies everything about our organisation - he's a good bloke, the others like playing and training with him and he's ruthless with his attitude in being successful."
Blake Lawrie will again start for the Dragons this Sunday as they aim to break a four game losing streak to beat their arch rivals, the Cronulla Sharks.