St George Illawarra forward Blake Lawrie has extended his stay at the Dragons for a further three seasons.
Lawrie will now remain at the club until at least the end of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
The local Dapto Canaries junior – nicknamed 'Blocka' – has played every first grade game for the Red V in 2019; taking his current career tally to 25 games since his NRL debut in Round 17, 2017.
The former Junior Kangaroo Lawrie couldn't be happier to remain with the Dragons, the club he developed through the system at.
"Being a local junior and being able to wear the Red V each and every week means a lot. It's been a dream come true to play first grade at the Dragons," Lawrie said.
"Re-signing with the Dragons is a great opportunity for myself. To be able to secure my future here for the next three years is something I'm very grateful and pleased about."
Director of Rugby League Pathways and List Management Ian Millward was glowing in his appraisal of Lawrie following his retention.
"At 22 years of age, Blake Lawrie is an uncompromising forward. He plays tough and there's still so much more upside in him," Millward said.
"He's a person who typifies everything about our organisation – he's a good bloke, the others like playing and training with him and he's ruthless with his attitude in being successful.
"He enjoys being a Dragon and has always aspired to be play NRL at the Dragons; he's shown this coming through the club's junior ranks.
"He's now holding his own in a team full of State of Origin representatives so we're really excited Blake has chosen to secure his future with the Dragons."
Lawrie's extension follows the recent key re-signings of Dragons trio Tariq Sims, Jordan Pereira and Matt Dufty.