St George Illawarra fullback Matt Dufty has re-signed with the Dragons for a further two seasons, putting an end to rumours that he was on the outer with the club.
Dufty will now remain with the Red V until the end of 2021.
There had been plenty of speculation that Dufty was set to leave the Dragons, with suggestions there would be limited space in first-grade with the signing of Corey Norman.
But with Gareth Widdop already leaving the club at the end of 2019, it seems Dufty is happy to bide his time and look to make the fullback position his own in 2020.
“I’m very happy about re-signing for another two years. It wasn’t a difficult decision. The Dragons is somewhere where I think I could play my best footy and where I wanted to stay,” Dufty said on the club website.
“I feel like a weight has been lifted. I’ve had it over my head for a while now and I’m glad the positive discussions I’ve had with the club has ended this way.
“I’m really excited for this year to come. I’m not sure where I’ll play but it’s a good headache for Mary (coach Paul McGregor) to have.
“We have all been playing different positions, trying to get our different combinations sorted and with the strike force we have, it’s exciting to see how we all play.”