The New Zealander stated he wants one more campaign with the New South Wales franchise, but has now given a strong hint he could commit to a longer deal.
“[I’m] very close [to signing],” he said.
“Obviously I’ve agreed to stay on, which is a good thing. [I’m] really pleased – I see a lot of potential in our squad and we want to fully maximise what we can do as a team.
“At the moment we’re looking at a two-year deal, which would be good. Still haven’t put pen to paper but certainly I’m happy with the direction of where negotiations are going.”
He added: “I think for the club they were after a two-year deal.
“My own personal view was wanting one [year] but I’m happy to stay and start building something special with NSW.”
“A lot of those negotiations are with Rugby Australia but certainly every indication is that Israel is very happy here,” Gibson said.