The St George Illawarra Dragons announced on Friday the re-signing of international winger Jason Nightingale that will see him remain at the Club until at least the end of the 2017 season.

The local Renown United junior made his first-grade debut for the Dragons against the Penrith Panthers in round 8 of the 2007 season and has played 189 NRL games to date.

Nightingale, 28, has additionally represented the New Zealand Kiwis on 25 occasions and was winner of the prestigious Dragons Medal for the Club’s 'Player of the Year' in 2011.

“I am really excited to stay for another two years, I would love to finish my career here at the Dragons as a one-club player and this contract goes a long way towards giving me that opportunity,” said Nightingale.

“I am really happy here at the Dragons and have to give a lot of credit to both my teammates and the Coaching Staff for the position and environment that we have here at the Club.

“It is something that I want to continue to be a part of and I want to be a part of the future.

"I would also like to thank our loyal Red V Members and fanbase who have shown nothing but support over the years." 

Dragons Director of Recruitment and Retention Peter Mulholland is likewise happy by the re-signing of Nightingale.

“Everybody associated with the Dragons is pleased that we have been able to come to an arrangement that will see Jason remain for at least a further two seasons,” said Mulholland.

“Jason is an outstanding talent and leader within our Club who will continue to serve as an important part of our squad both now and in the future.”