Ryan Sutton has extended his deal in Canberra and said he plans to finish his career in the NRL.
As forecast earlier this week, the ex-Warriors prop has extended his contract to 2022.
And though he would only be 27 when that deal expires he can not see himself returning to Super League.
He said: “It’s my goal now to keep getting better and better each year of this contract and hopefully establishing myself as an NRL player for the rest of my career.”
He says a visit from his family earlier this year helped put his mind at ease about extending.
"When they came over to see what Canberra was like as a town and what the club was like you want your parent's approval for most things," he said.
"When they saw what a good place it was and how well the club treated me it took a big weight off my shoulder and made me realise it's a good place to stay."
Sutton has played 21 games since moving Down Under alongside team-mate John Bateman.
If you said this to me [I'd re-sign] at the start of the year I wouldn't have believed you," Sutton said.
"It's been a bit of a learning curve this year, it's been pretty tough, but I feel like I've got my foot in the door a bit.
"I expected to only play a few games, nowhere near as many as I have but I'm happy the coaching staff have had the confidence to play me as much as they have."