Rebels flanker Jordy Reid has extended his contract at the franchise and will remain in Melbourne until at least the end of Super Rugby 2017.
Reid, who is in his third season at the club, has been outstanding during the team's run of four wins from the past five matches, demanding selection amongst a highly competitive back-row.
Rebels head coach Tony McGahan paid tribute to Reid's perseverance and determination to hold on to a spot in the side.
"Jordy has been a terrific example to his teammates through his attitude to his rugby, both when he is in the team and when he had to be patient and force his way towards selection," McGahan told the Rebels' official website.
"He has always shown a determination to learn from those around him, be that teammates or coaching staff, to make the most of any opportunities and to continue to develop his game.
"Those traits, coupled with his popularity amongst his peers and Rebels fans, made extending his contract a real priority for the club; we’re excited to watch Jordy continue to grow wearing Rebels colours."
Reid said he was very pleased to continue his journey at the Rebels.
"I love playing for the Rebels; it's just a great bunch of blokes to be around, and a great staff to work with, plus I really like the city of Melbourne itself," he said.
"I feel like we've got a really good opportunity to do something great at the Rebels, and we have improved across the whole program over the last eighteen months; I didn't want to miss out on that!"
Reid admits that there was interest from elsewhere, however remaining loyal to the club which gave him his first opportunity at Super Rugby level was important to him.
"There was consideration in regards to other opportunities, and I looked at other options and had a good think about what I wanted to do; it's certainly not a decision I took lightly," he said.
"I just love it down here; I always wanted to stay in Melbourne and fortunately it has worked out that way and it was an easy decision in the end."