Collingwood defender Matt Scharenberg has signed a three-year contract extension with the Pies.

Scharenberg, who grew up in South Australia, turned down strong interest from Adelaide to re-commit to Collingwood.

The 191cm, 19-year-old was taken with the No. 6 pick in the 2013 National Draft and is seen as a vital part of Collingwood’s rebuild.

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