The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced the re-signing of forward Blake Lawrie.
The local Dapto Canaries junior has re-signed with the club on a new three-year deal which will see him stay in the Red V until the end of 2022.
"Being a local junior and being able to wear the Red V each and every week means a lot. It's been a dream come true to play first grade at the Dragons," Lawrie said on the club website.
"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."
"At 22 years of age, Blake Lawrie is an uncompromising forward. He plays tough and there's still so much more upside in him," said Director of Rugby League Pathways and List Management Ian Millward.
"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.
"He enjoys being a Dragon and has always aspired to play NRL at the Dragons; he's shown this coming through the club's junior ranks.
"He's now holding his own in a team full of State of Origin representatives so we're really excited Blake has chosen to secure his future with the Dragons."