Western Force have announced that scrum-half Justin Turner has signed a new two-year contract with the franchise.
The Perth native, who was this week named in the Australian U20s side for next month's IRB Junior World Cup in Argentina, is set to make his first Super 14 start in Saturday's clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein and Force General Manager of Rugby Mitch Hardy believes Turner is destined for great things.
"It has been an impressive rise from Justin," he said. "Coming from the academy to making his debut and now starting on Saturday night it is great reward for the hard work he has put in.
"It is fantastic to see another local West Australian player come through the system and have an impact for the Western Force in Super Rugby. Justin is a great example of the opportunities that are being presented to quality young players in WA. We have great confidence that he'll continue to improve and make an important contribution to the Western Force going forward."