Canberra Raiders have handed hot prospect Bailey Simonsson a four-year contract.
The 21-year-old winger or full-back made his NRL debut earlier this year and has scored eight tries in 19 matches.
Simonsson said: “It’s unreal, I’ve come a long way since signing on as a train and trial deal last year.
“I’m grateful that the club has given me the opportunity to stay around and it was a no-brainer for me to continue my stay here in Canberra.
“I’ve loved everything about the club since the day I arrived here and I never saw myself moving anywhere else.
“I’ve played a lot more this year than I expected to, it’s been an unreal experience and it’s one that I’m trying to take day by day.”
Watch NRL and live stream every NRL game to keep up with how the Burgess boys, John Bateman, Ryan Sutton, Elliott Whitehead, James Graham and all the others are getting on Down Under.