Kodi Nikorima will be with the Brisbane Bronco until at least the end of the 2020 NRL season after inking a new deal over the weekend.
The 23-year-old has already played Test football for New Zealand and appeared in an NRL Grand Final in his debut year of 2015.
Nikorima now shapes as the long-term halves partner for Anthony Milford, who also signed an extended-year deal with the Broncos earlier this season.
Broncos’ chief executive Paul White said securing Nikorima for a term of three years was wonderful news for the club.
“Kodi has been with us since his early teenage years so we are very happy he has re-committed to the Broncos,” he said.
“He showed everyone just what he can do in his favoured position of the halves when given a stint there this season.
“This deal underlines that we see him as a long-term player at the Broncos, who will help lead the club forward.
“We congratulate him and his family on the new contract, and look forward to him being part of our future.”
Brisbane Broncos 2018 Player Movements
|2018 Gains: Jack Bird (Cronulla Sharks, 2021), Andre Savelio (Warrington Wolves, 2019)|
|2018 Losses: Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans), Herman Ese'ese (Newcastle Knights), Keegan Hipgrave (Gold Coast Titans), Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons), Matiu Love-Henry (New Zealand Warriors), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers), Tautau Moga (Newcastle Knights), Francis Molo (released)|
|Re-Signed: George Fai (2019), Alex Glenn (2019), Jamayne Isaako (2018), Jordan Kahu (2020), Andrew McCullough (2021), Josh McGuire (2021), David Mead (2018), Anthony Milford (2021), Kodi Nikorima (2020), Corey Oates (2018), Joe Ofahengaue (2019), James Roberts (2021)|
|Off Contract 2017: Joe Boyce, Darius Boyd, Mitchell Dodds, Salesi Funaki, Jonus Pearson, Marion Seve, Travis Waddell|