The Queensland Reds have secured flanker Liam Gill to a new one-year deal, ending speculation of a move to a rival Super Rugby side.
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Gill is believed to have turned down an approach from the Melbourne Rebels to remain with the struggling Reds who have won just four of its 15 matches this season.
It comes as a major boost for the Reds with the club set to lose James Horwill and Will Genia at the end of the season.
Star player Quade Cooper also looks set to leave the Reds, with French side Toulon his likely destination.
Gill says he now wants to focus on helping to club return to winning ways.
“I’ve got a lot of pride in the Reds jersey and that passion for Queensland played a big part in me staying,” Gill said in a club statement.
“Queensland has been huge in my development and I didn’t want to walk out on the club. It’s good to know I’ll be here next year.
“I now have a new focus which is to help return the club to winning ways.
“We’ve got a lot of promising young guys in the squad which we need to continue to develop and if we do that, we’ve got a bright future.”
Gill made his Super Rugby debut for the Reds in 2011 and has since earned 64 caps for Queensland.
He made his Wallabies debut in 2012 and has featured in 15 matches.