After just one season at the St George Illawarra Dragons, Cameron McInnes has shown just how good he can be and the club was quick to recognise that, re-signing him until the end of the 2021 season on a new 3-year deal.
Already signed for the 2018 season, the former South Sydney Rabbitoh was one of the Dragons best this season, producing nifty plays in attack and defence throughout the season.
With the much-talked spine such a crucial point for teams, the club has now locked up the contracts of halves duo Gareth Widdop and Ben Hunt as well as McInnes long-term.
A proven performer both on and off the field, the club believe that McInnes will only go from strength-to-strength over the next few seasons.
“Cameron had an outstanding season in 2017. A lot of people don’t see what he does away from the playing field,” Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward said.
“He’s one of our best trainers and a future leader of our club.
“2017 was his first full season in the top grade, playing 80 minutes every week too, and he’s acknowledged there are areas of his game that he wants to continue to improve.”
After a season that he knows was his best, McInnes admits that the decision was a no-brainer for him.
“I’ve only been here for 12 months but it’s been the best year of my footy life,” McInnes said.
“It was a no-brainer for me and I wanted to stay for as long as I could. It’s going to be good moving forward knowing that I have that stability.
“This is just the beginning. I really want to work harder towards bigger and better things. For us I think the top four is in reach for us so I just need to keep playing the best footy I can.”