SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Tom Opacic of the Broncos scores a try during the Holden Cup First Preliminary Final match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium on September 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

The Broncos have staved off a poaching bid from NRL rivals to secure rookie centre Tom Opacic to a new deal.

Opacic has been on the radar of NRL clubs, with the Storm having circled the 21-year-old earlier this season following the injury crisis that wiped out Test centre Will Chambers for three months.

A second NRL club was also eyeing off Opacic, but the 100kg powerhouse is staying loyal, agreeing to terms in a move that will keep him at the Broncos for another 12 months.

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