The Gold Coast Titans have secured rising star Ashley Taylor through to the 2021 season with the young halfback signing a new contract extension.
"I love it here at the Titans, and although it took a while to sort out the terms of the new deal, I never really considered going anywhere else," Taylor said.
Taylor said the recent addition of coach Garth Brennan was a key factor in his agreeing to extend his stay at the club.
"It is a big relief to have the new coach in place," he said.
"I'm really pleased with the appointment of Garth as I've had some personal involvement with him in the past. He's a great communicator and he has big plans for the future of the club, so I'm keen to get stuck in and help make 2018 a success."
For his part Brennan said Taylor had the potential to become one of the NRL's elite playmakers.
"Ash is a tremendous young man and an outstanding footballer who is central to our plans as we look to build a winning culture here at the Titans," Brennan said.
"He's exciting to watch, super talented, and certainly on a trajectory that will see him develop into one of the best halfbacks in the NRL over the next few years.
"He is also absolutely determined to help the Titans achieve success, and as head coach, I couldn't ask for any more than that."