The St George Illawarra Dragons have retained one of rugby league's most promising young talents, with Tristan Sailor officially re-signing with the club.
The 21-year-old made his debut in round 23 this season after a string of impressive performances in the Canterbury Cup and he instantly looked at home in the top grade.
Sailor played three matches in the NRL in 2019 and said he's looking forward to adding to that tally after signing with the Dragons for the 2020 season.
"It means a whole lot to remain a Dragon after coming through the Dragons' junior system here," Sailor said. "Being able to debut last year and continue my journey is great especially since I live local and attend the University of Wollongong.
"I've been able to show I'm capable of playing a number of positions now, having also experienced different positions in the NRL, so I'm looking forward to continuing that through to 2020."
Having finished the 2019 season as fullback, Sailor is in the midst of a three-way battle for the starting no.1 jersey.
Zac Lomax is the current frontrunner for the position, with Matt Dufty also staking his claim to reclaim the role.
Dargons recruitment manager Ian Millward said Sailor has the chance to become a mainstay in the St George Illawarra team for years to come.
"We're extremely excited about Tristan re-signing for a further 12 months following his advancement last year," Millward said. "It was exciting to see his physical and mental development on and off the field.
"The coaching staff have a very high opinion of Tristan as does everyone else in the organisation. He's heading in the right direction, and with the experiences of last year we're expecting him to be a vital member of our squad in 2020."
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