Waratahs captain Dave Dennis has signed a new contract with the ARU keeping him in Australia for at least two more years.
The 31-year-old who can play in both the second row and the back row, has signed up through to 2017 as he looks to help the Waratahs retain their Super Rugby title.
Injury kept him out of the knockout stages of last year's win, but Dennis has been in good form so far this season.
The fact he is staying will be a welcome boost for Daryl Gibson, who will replace Michael Cheika as Waratahs boss at the end of the season.
Adam Ashley-Cooper, Sekope Kepu and Peter Betham have already confirmed they will leave the Tahs after the current campaign, joining a host of other Australian players heading overseas.