Broncos rookie Payne Haas is poised to sign a six-year $3 million deal, the biggest by a teenager in rugby league history, as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald.
The 18-year-old has played just three NRL games for Brisbane, but the club has acted quickly to take him off the table after seeing uncharted potential in the youngster.
As many as six clubs were chasing Haas’ services, who was set to become a free agent on November 1, but those plans have changed after the young prop and Brisbane agreed to terms on a new deal.
NSW and Queensland fought over who would gain the Newcastle-born Broncos’ services at a representative level prior to his NRL debut, with the Blues ultimately winning the wager.
Standing at 194cm and weighing in at 120kg, Haas has drawn comparisons to Sharks enforcer Andrew Fifita for his versatility.
Former Wests Tiger Moses Suli’s three-year $1.3 million deal was the biggest rookie deal for its time, but Haas’ blows that out of the water.
Haas is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury sustained in round three against the Sea Eagles, which ruled him out for season.