MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 10: Jamayne Isaako of the Broncos scores a try during the round 14 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on June 10, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Brisbane Broncos utility Jamayne Isaako has declared his interest to represent the All Blacks.

He joins fellow NRL star Kalyn Ponga in signalling his interest to play for New Zealand in what becomes a tantalising prospect for Steve Hansen’s team.

The 22-year-old is contracted at Red Hill until 2022, but could make the code switch thereafter, which the star rookie revealed has always been a dream of his.

“Absolutely. I always wanted to be an All Black growing up, always been a union kid,” Isaako told reporters.

“Sometimes in the future if I get the opportunity to go back home and play rugby, I’d look to take that opportunity with both hands.

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“I’m here at the Broncos for another four years, but beyond that I’m keeping my options open.

“Whether I re-sign again or I go home to play rugby, I’m not too sure … but playing rugby is still a possibility.”

The NRL’s leading points scorer added that he drew his inspiration from boyhood hero and All Blacks icon Dan Carter.

“I idolised Carter, me and my family would go and watch (Canterbury) Crusaders games,” Isaako said.

“I loved Carter’s goalkicking and he was the one guy I tried to copy with my kicking.

“Me and Jordan Kahu (Broncos utility) are proud Kiwis and we have mates in the All Blacks team.

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“I have connections back home and they know I’m settled in league so they won’t approach me, but if I was to choose to go back to rugby, I have people I know who could get me back home.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. Future of the Allblacks looks good

    10. Mounga
    11. Ioanne
    12. Laumape
    13. Goodhue
    14. Isaako
    15. J. Barrett

    21. McKenzie
    22. Ponga

    Bueden isn’t even that old yet and there’s many other youngsters such as ALB, C. Clarke, E Nanai-Suturo, Perofeta

  2. Stop bragging Isaako. “I have contacts” just pack up your bags now grab your other kiwi League user Ponga and get the hell out of our country, the next time you come back to Australia in a black jumper, I hope your ex League fans pelt you with eggs. You bunch of stop gap Aussies. Get lost, Now!🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱

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