Canterbury Bulldogs captain Josh Jackson has committed his future to the NRL side by signing a new three-year contract.

The 28-year-old second row forward joined the Bulldogs in 2012 and has since represented both New South Wales and Australia.

Jackson has represented the Kangaroos on two occasions, while he has played for the Blues in nine State of Origin matches.

Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill was delighted that Jackson had committed his future to the Bulldogs, he told the club website: “It really is fantastic news and a great early Christmas present for our members and fans that Josh has re-signed with the club.

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“He is an incredibly popular figure here at Belmore and he represents everything that is great about our club in the way that he carries himself on and off the field.

“He is a quality player who leads from the front every week but just as importantly he is an outstanding person who contributes a great deal in the community and is loved by all of our supporters.

“I know how much this club means to Josh and the pride he has in putting on the jersey every week so it is great that he has committed to what we are building here now and for the future.”