St George Illawarra Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward provides insight into the recent retention of second-rower Jacob Host.

The local Renown United junior has played eight NRL games to date and agreed to terms on a further three seasons, until at least the end of 2020 on Tuesday.

Host, alongside recently re-signed St George local juniors Luciano Leilua (Hurstville United), Matt Dufty (Penshurst RSL) and Hame Sele (Kingsgrove Colts) are all graduates of the Dragons National Youth Competition team.