Retaining young talent is vital for all sides and when they make an instant impact in first-grade, retaining them can sometimes be a hassle but when they act swiftly, they can be retained, much like the South Sydney Rabbitohs have re-signed boom youngster, Luke Keary.
Keary, who is just 21, has played in seven NRL games to date after making his debut earlier this season against the Newcastle Knights, proving his knack and ability by scoring several tries and setting some up.
Selected in the NSW U20 side last year and excelling in the NSW Cup for the North Sydney Bears of late, as well as playing for the Australian Schoolboys in Rugby Union.
Already showing his potential and what he can do, Souths coach Michael Maguire is eager to see what Keary can do in the future for the club.
â€œLuke is only just starting his NRL career but if he maintains his level of professionalism and his willingness to learn then he has a big future in front of him,â€ Coach Maguire said.
â€œHeâ€™s developed his game through the under 20s and NSW Cup Reverse Phone Lookup competitions, and even before he came to us he had played a handful of Queensland Cup games as well.
â€œHeâ€™s shown us that he is prepared to do the hard work and heâ€™s ready to build on his game, and his competitive drive fits the mould of the players we want at this Club to make us successful as a team.
â€œWeâ€™re happy to know that he will be with us for at least the next two seasons and weâ€™re looking forward to working with him as he works hard to establish his spot in our first grade side.â€
Someone who is pleased is Luke Keary, with his future now sorted at a club he loves to play for.
â€œIâ€™m over the moon that Souths have given me the opportunity to stay on at least until the end of 2015,â€ Keary said.
â€œI look forward to working with the coaching staff and the playing squad that we have here at the Rabbitohs, as I think itâ€™s a special time here and Iâ€™m looking forward to playing my role in what we are trying to build here.â€