Western Force have agreed a new one-year deal with Wallabies prop Matt Dunning.
Dunning played in 11 games after making the switch from the Waratahs last season and the 31-year-old has proved to be a valuable asset at the franchise.
And the 45-time capped prop is happy to return to Perth next season even though his family will remain in Sydney.
"I was really happy with the Force last season," he said.
"The first half of the year was tough with so many injuries to contend with but the second half of the season you could see the potential of the team.
"They are a good bunch of guys and I was keen to come back again.
"If we can stay relatively injury free I'm sure we can have a good crack at it next year."