New Zealand international Matt Todd has announced his decision to remain with the All Blacks and the Super Rugby franchise Crusaders until 2017.
The 28-year-old made his debut for All Blacks in 2013 and has played just three Tests with his last appearance coming against Samoa in July 2015.
Despite, the national selectors had overlooked him for the recently concluded series against Wales, the openside flanker is hopeful of reviving his international career.
For most part of his career, he had to compete for the number seven position with the legendary Richie McCaw and following the former New Zealand skipper's retirement, Steven Hansen opted for Sam Cane as the preferred choice.
Todd admitted the New Zealand side is very strong despite the retirement of star players post World Cup and is currently focusing on his performances for the Crusaders.
"It is a tough team to make, that is why they are so successful," said Todd.
"There are a lot of good players that don't make it - you don't get too caught-up worrying about that, you just worry about the team you are playing for and that is the Crusaders at the moment.
"You can only give it your best shot."
Despite enjoying his stay with the Super Rugby franchise, Todd also stated that he will reconsider his decision when his current contract comes to an end following the upcoming season.