St George Illawarra Dragons prop Trent Merrin tallied 18 first-grade appearances for the Red V before a knee injury brought his campaign to an end last season.
The Shellharbour Sharks junior scored three tries and notched the third most amount of tackles completed in total for the Club in 2013.
The prop was rewarded for his impressive form last season with selection in all three of New South Wales’ State of Origin fixtures.
He has represented NSW on seven occasions in total since earning his first call-up in 2011.
Merrin made his debut for the Dragons in round 12 of the 2009 campaign against the Penrith Panthers and has five seasons of first-grade experience to draw upon.
He has won several pieces of silverware during his service to the Club including a Premiership (2010) as well as a World Club Challenge (2011).
Merrin was crowned the Club’s ‘Player of the Year’ last season.