Wallaby Samu Kerevi has spurned reported interest from the Brumbies to remain with the Queensland Reds for next Super Rugby season.
Kerevi has penned a one-year deal with the Reds, following the recent re-signings of Izack Rodda, JP Smith, Filipo Daugunu, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Aidan Toua and Alex Mafi.
It means the 24-year-old will be at Ballymore in the lead-up to next year's World Cup.
But the short-term nature of his contract leaves him free to test the open market in 2020 and beyond, with a strike centre of Kerevi's calibre sure to attract big-money offers from Europe and Japan.
"I'm excited to stay in Queensland for one more year. My family was a big factor in staying," Kerevi said.
"The young boys coming through the club is what keeps me at the Reds. I see the potential - not long ago I was in their shoes so to have one more year with them will be special."
Fijian-born Kerevi has scored 21 tries in 58 matches for the Reds, as well as five tries in his 21-Test career for Australia.
Currently sidelined due to a bicep injury, Kerevi hopes to return to fitness towards the end of the National Rugby Championship season for Brisbane City, though it's unlikely he will play for the Wallabies again this year.
Australian Associated Press