Farnworth has been a target for both the Broncos and Dolphins during recent months, with the English centre - who is also on the World Cup radar for England coach Shaun Wane - playing excellent football for the Broncos.
After a strong 2021 campaign in an often well-beaten team, Farnworth has continued his constant improvement this season, forming a lethal centre combination with Kotoni Staggs.
He has officially agreed to only a one-year extension with Brisbane, which could indicate he is less than certain about his next long-term move as his market value continues to increase on the back of his efforts.
Often overshadowed by Kotoni Staggs at the Broncos, Farnworth has arguably been as good, and as consistent, as Staggs during his time at Red Hill.
Farnworth said in a club statement that he was happy to extend his time at Red Hill.
“I’ve been here since I was 15 and I’m really happy with all the boys and (Coach) Kevie and all the staff – I really enjoy it here at the club," Farnworth said.
“The past two years have been tough but to get the last five wins in a row and the direction the club is headed, that’s played a big role in my decision to stay.
“With all the players who have chosen to stay, a lot of us came through the 20s competition together – Fleggy, Kobe, Patty, Payne, Staggs – we’ve all come through together and it’s good to stay together.
“We’re really happy that we can get some wins for our members and fans and give them something to cheer about at Suncorp.”
With talent off-contract at the end of the year thinning, it's a problem the Dolphins must rectify, however, Brisbane will be thrilled to have secured Farnworth, with director of football Ben Ikin continuing to make strong moves within the first 12 months of landing the role at the club he used to play for.
It's understood Farnworth had been seriously contemplating a move to Redcliffe, and that may have been what resulted in only a one-year extension.