There was a thought that he may leave but Adam Elliott will remain with the Canterbury Bulldogs on a new three-year deal.
Elliott, who was viewed as the one of the Bulldogs best in 2020 before injuring his shoulder, is a tenacious competitor.
Praised by fans and the masses alike for his approach to the game and his play, his re-signing is one the club saw as crucial.
“Adam has become a fantastic leader at Belmore and when he runs on to the field for the Bulldogs you can feel the passion he has for the club,” said Bulldogs CEO Andrew Hill.
“He had also shown during the early part of this season that he was one of the form back-rowers in the competition.
“He continues to do a tremendous amount of work off the field and has always been the first one to put his hand up to offer his time to a charity or to represent the club at a community visit.
We look forward to seeing him continue to represent the Bulldogs with distinction over the next three years.”
Now a father, Elliott says it was the biggest decision he had to make in not only his career but in his life.
“It’s the biggest decision I’ve had to make in my career but in my life now a father,” said Elliott.
“I’ve got a young family and so it’s been something that I’ve taken a lot of care with.
“I’ve obviously been really patient with making the decision. I didn’t want to rush into things.
“Once I made the decision, I wanted to certain of it and since I made that decision, both me and my family have just been over the moon.”