Rising flanker Adam Korczyk has re-signed with the Reds for 2019.
Korczyk, who has long been earmarked as a possible Test player, established himself as a regular Reds player this season after some injury-riddled seasons.
The 23-year-old is one of a number of young backrowers in the Reds squad after fellow former U20s players Angus Scott-Young and Liam Wright committed to stay in Ballymore earlier this year.
“I love Queensland, I love playing for Queensland and for me staying in Queensland was the best option for my rugby career progression,” he said.
“It’s a competitive environment we have here at the Reds – especially in the back-row group with guys like Scott Higginbotham, Liam Wright, Caleb Timu and Angus Scott-Young and it’s just going to make me better.
“Being under Brad this season was great and with the additions of Jim McKay and Peter Ryan to the coaching staff I think it’s exciting and we’ve got a good playing group so it’ll be good to see where we go next year."
Reds coach Brad Thorn said Korczyk was a versatile option for Queensland going forward.
“Adam’s a good team man and a hard working member of our squad. He gives us options in the backrow and second row, is developing as a footballer and has room for further growth.”
Korczyk has been on the Wallabies radar, part of a number of extended squads, but is yet to crack the national setup on a regular basis.