The Western Force have extended fly-half David Harvey's short term contract to the end of this season and signed him until the end of the 2013 Super Rugby season.
Having joined the Western Force on a short term contract Harvey made his Force and Super Rugby debut in round four against the Waratahs and has since played every game since in the run on side and undertaken the kicking duties.
A former Australian Sevens representative, Harvey was crowned the Ken Catchpole Medal winner as the best player in the Shute Shield competition for the second time in 2011 and joined the Western Force after a stint for French club Narbonne.
It is a dream come true for the 29 year old who was delighted to have been offered a contract extension to see out the remainder of the season at the end of his four week short term contract.
"The offer of a short term contract was amazing and when my original goal to turn that into a full contract for the remainder of the season was realised I was really happy," Harvey said.
"To get another year on top of that is unbelievable and something that I had hoped would be an option at the end of this season but for it to come so early is a fantastic feeling.
"The Western Force have a set-up that is second to none and the coaching staff that we have in place here are very straightforward and very understanding and you can easily relate to them so I'm really pleased I will be continuing my rugby career here in 2013.
Harvey has found the move from Sydney to Perth an easy one and is looking forward to his extended stay.
"We've got a great playing group on and off the field that work hard and do what we need to do and Perth's obviously a nice place to live but it's only as good as the guys around you and that's what we have here at the Force," said Harvey.
"I love it here, everyone has been really welcoming, the fans are the best I've experienced and it's a lot quieter than Sydney which has been really relaxing."