He was slated for a move elsewhere but Alex Johnston has instead decided to stay at the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Blessed with raw speed, Johnston has become a fan favourite in his years in the cardinal and myrtle.
His new deal, which is for two seasons, gives Rabbitohs fans the chance to continue to see him in action.
Johnston, a La Perouse junior, has so far played 138 NRL games and scored 97 tries in that time.
Johnston has also represented both Papua New Guinea and Australia at the international level.
For the Rabbitohs, being able to retain a player of Johnston’s pedigree is pleasing to them.
“Alex is a very important member of our team and we’re very happy that we’ve been able to come to an agreement with him to stay on for at least another two seasons,” Rabbitohs Head of Football Mark Ellison said.
“Alex is a Souths junior, a potent try scorer, and has been a mainstay of our backline for a number of seasons, be it on the wing or at fullback.
“We’re all very happy that we’ve been able to secure Alex to stay with the Club he loves.
“We’re looking forward to seeing him break through the 100-try mark very shortly as we head towards the Finals.”
Johnston is pleased to have his future sorted for at least two more seasons and was quick to praise the fans.
“Firstly I would like to thank all of the Members and fans for their support. It’s been overwhelming to be honest,” Johnston said.
“I’m absolutely stoked to be staying and continuing my dream of being a one-club man.”
With his contract sorted, Johnston just wants to get on with scoring tries and winning premierships.
“I’m relieved to finally have my contract sorted so I can now just concentrate on footy and scoring more tries,” Johnston continued.
“I’m really looking forward to the next couple of years and playing with this group of men we have here at Souths.”