The New Zealand Warriors have re-signed promising backrower Sonny Fai until the end of the 2010 NRL season.
Fai was due to come off contract at the end of this season and had been attracting interest from several rival NRL clubs.
But the Warriors have kept a hold of the 20-year-old, who has played with the Junior Kiwis since 2004.
"It's a huge challenge retaining our best young players," Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said.
"There's more interest in them than ever from other NRL clubs."