BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: Payne Haas of the Broncos is taken from the field injured during the round nine NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on May 3, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

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.


  1. Ha ha 750k season plus bird and Milford a mil each and gee that’s a well organised salary cap… don’t leave much to resign Su’A ofahengau, fifita, Isaako…. lol the groncos

      • Might be what this article says, but I’ve heard it is closer to 4 mil for the 6 years, either way it’s way too much for this bloke when there are others to resign

  2. Like QLD really had a chance to poach him off NSW haha, tried it with Ryan James a couple years back aswell. This lad is going to be the up there as one of the best in a few years, has a mix of Fifita and Taumalolo in him. Wouldn’t be surprised if Freddy brings him in the squad next year as a shadow player and play him in 2 years or so. Broncos do have a forward pack to win in the future, just need a halfback, Tanah Boyd and Corey Paix are intriguing prospects for that halfback position. Boyd probably the best outta of the 2.

    8. Lodge
    10. Pangai Jnr
    11. Glenn
    12. Gillette
    13. McGuire

    14. Haas
    15. Ofahengue
    16. Sua
    17. Fifita

  3. He’s a big young unit, but gee a big risk for the Broncos. Money may have been better spent on a halves combination

  4. Not a bad move by the Broncos. $500k a season sounds expensive now but if he works out it’ll end up being chump change over 6 years.

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