First-round draftee Conor Stone has extended his contract with the GIANTS for a further two seasons, until the end of 2024.

Pick 15 in last year’s draft, Stone made his debut in round four and has played four games for the season before hamstring injuries interrupted his year.

Strong, powerful and a natural leader, Stone said he was excited to extend his contract early.

“Obviously we're having a terrific end to the season,” Stone said.

“I’ve loved my time up in Sydney and in the hub this year so it was a pretty easy decision for me.

“It’s a great club and I’m excited for what the future has and what the rest of the season has this year.”

GIANTS General Manager of Football Jason McCartney said he was pleased to secure Stone’s signature.

“Conor’s fitted in seamlessly since arriving at the club,” McCartney said.

“He’s an impressive young man off the field and he’s shown glimpses of what he can do on the field as an explosive midfield and forward option.

“It’s a great endorsement of our culture and program that he’s seen fit to extend his contract so early in his time at the club.”

Stone’s extension comes off the back of the key signatures of emerging defender Sam Taylor and star midfielder Josh Kelly in the past week.