Queensland has locked down rising star Angus Scott-Young for another season.
The 21-year-old had a breakout season in 2018, making his debut in round three and going on to play 14 Super Rugby matches.
His retention is a big boost for the Reds after rumours of a number of players looking for new Super Rugby destinations.
The 21-year-old, who has gone through the Queensland pathway and starred at U20s and NRC level, said he saw positive signs in Queensland's future.
"There are a lot of young guys coming through at the moment. We’ve made some developments, but there is plenty of improvement to go," he said.
“There’s a core group of us who have been playing for Queensland representative sides for years, even though this was only our first year for the Reds. We’re a tight group and we enjoy working hard for each other. That bodes well for the future.”
Reds coach Brad Thorn said Scott-Young had huge potential.
“We’ve had Angus around Ballymore for a few years now and he’s been quietly working away, learning his craft. He’s a hard worker and brings plenty of physicality to the role, which is what you want to see from a young back rower,” he said.
“He’s only 21, so he has a lot of growth left in his game. He recognises that and understands hard work is the key to the success of any individual, as well as the team.
“We had 12 debutants in 2018 and a really young squad. They learned a lot this season and it’s great to see them sticking together and committing to what we’re trying to achieve here.”
Scott-Young will be playing for UQ in this Sunday's premier rugby final at Ballymore.