The Melbourne Rebels have this week announced yet another positive re-signing for the club, with young lock Sam Jeffries penning a new deal until the end of the 2016 season.
Jeffries was on the Extended Playing Squad list at the start of this season, but this new deal will see him promoted straight into the senior team.
This most recent contract signing came as a crucial one for coach Tony McGahan following the retirement of 28 year-old Chris Thomson in March after suffering wrist and knee injuries, while Hugh Pyle signed a contract earlier this year for French sideáStade Franšais.
This means the provisional lock stocks for the Rebels were down to just Cadeyrn Neville and Luke Jones for next season, but while Tony McGahan might still look for another big man to add to his squad, he will at least be assured of having a promising young talent to fall back on if need be.
Coming from Brisbane, Jeffries was an Australian U20 representative and played alongside fellow Rebel Sean McMahon in 2012.
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