He is coming off one stellar performance so far in the season after just 1 round, and things are even better now for Trent Merrin – after the Dragons prop re-signed with the club for the next 3 seasons.
Merrin, who is still only 22 years of age, is a local junior at the club, having played in the Shellharbour region, before making his first-grade debut in Rd 12 of the 2009 NRL season.
Merrin’s new deal will see him remain with the club until the end of the 2015 NRL season, and for Merrin, he just could not see himself playing for any other club.
â€œIt was an easy decision as I love the Club and want to be able to play my whole career here,â€ said Merrin. â€œI have grown up watching players likeÂ Ben Hornby,Â Dean Young,Ben CreaghÂ andÂ Matt CooperÂ who are local boys who have been one club players and I want to do that as wellâ€.
â€œI have learned so much already at this Club and am excited about the future and couldnâ€™t be happier in knowing that I am here for at least for the next three season.â€
Peter Doust, Dragons CEO is also pleased with the news, and says the club is excited to have re-signed Merrin at the club.
â€œIt is fantastic that Trent, another of our local juniors has chosen to extend his stay with our Club and we can all look forward to his ongoing positive contributions both on and off the field over the next few years,â€ said Doust.
â€œLong-term contracts can be difficult at times but I am delighted that we have been able to work through this challenge and retain such an exciting, established talentâ€.