The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have continued their re-build for next season and beyond, with the re-signing of Bailey Biondi-Odo until the end of 2023.
The talented 19 year-old has attracted interest from a number of clubs, but has chosen to remain at Belmore and be part of a revised squad heading into next season.
Hailing from Innisfail, Bailey joined the Bulldogs ahead of the 2020 season and featured in their NRL Nines side in Perth.
This season has seen him make his NRL debut and score two tries in the five matches that he has played from the bench.
This Sunday's match against the Tigers, will see him make his first starting appearance in the halves, alongside Jake Averillo.
Bulldogs Chief Executive, Aaron Warburton, was pleased that Biondi-Odo had chosen to stay at Belmore:
"We have been really impressed with Bailey's work ethic and desire to improve and it has been great to see him get his chance in the NRL this season.
He is a player that offers speed and toughness, and someone who is versatile enough to cover both the half and hooker positions.
He has been a great fit amongst this year's playing group with his attitude on and off the field, and we look forward to him continuing to develop his game next season."