Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs centre Nico Lee has extended his stay at the Bloemfontein-based union.
According to Netwerk24, Lee will be available for the Cheetahs for the next three seasons.
The announcement follows after Lee was earlier this week nominated for the SA Rugby Currie Cup Player of the Year accolade.
The other nominees are his Cheetahs team-mate, prop Ox Nche, and Western Province centre Huw Jones.
The 22-year-old Lee has thrived for the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup since getting his chance in midfield following an injury to skipper Francois Venter.
He will partner Venter in midfield for Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Golden Lions in Bloemfontein (15:00 kick-off).
Free State Cheetahs
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche
Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Armandt Koster, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Tian Meyer, 21Fred Zeilinga, 22 Rayno Benjamin, 23 Conraad van Vuuren
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Koch Marx, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith (captain), 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Ruan Ackermann, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Ruaan Lerm, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Stokkies Hanekom, 23 Sylvian Mahuza