BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Joe Ofahengaue looks to pass during a Brisbane Broncos NRL training session on August 22, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The Brisbane Broncos are trying to tie down prop Joe Ofahengaue on a $2 million extension, according to the Courier Mail.

Brisbane have reportedly opened discussions with the 23-year old on a potential four-year deal worth approximately $500,000 per season.

Ofahengaue has stated his desire to remain a Bronco while conceding the interest from rival clubs.

“I’m on contract for this year and I want to fight my hardest for a contract here,’’ he told the Courier Mail.

“The Broncos are where I want to be. I am talking to other clubs, just to keep some insurance.

“It’s a discussion for how long I want to stay here. We’ll go into more discussion here (with the Broncos) in the next few weeks.

“I know at the Broncos we can do something special. It’s such a young team.”

Broncos skipper Darius Boyd has declared that Ofahengaue, who was a on Queensland’s Emerging Origin squad this year, is a required player at the Broncos.

“ ‘Jof’ was unlucky not to play in Game Three of Origin last year,” he told the Courier Mail. 

“I’d be very surprised if he didn’t get the nod this year for the Origin team.

“He is fit, fast and a leader on the field. He is one of the fittest guys in the club.

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“He works really hard, he asks questions and wants to be better.

“He is someone we definitely don’t want to let go.”

Ofahengaue will look to form a strong front-row combination was Matt Lodge, who was also keen to see the Tongan recommit to Brisbane.

“I hope he sticks around,” Lodge told the Courier Mail. 

“I’m excited about playing with him. Hopefully we can get some results.

“We have been working together all pre-season and feeding off each other.

“You know he’ll be consistent and keep doing his job. He values all the little things and working hard. It’s good to play with someone like that.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. Now that Bennett has left, the forwards will be getting paid a lot more.
    $500 k is a bit much for Offy though.

  2. Broncoes leanring some tips and tricks from the roosters with all these players they have on big deals. First James Roberts then jack Bird, recent extensions for TPJ, Haas, Lodge and Fifita. Not to mention Boyd, Milford and McCullogh will be on good coin.

    • I notice none of these Brisbane up and comers have any plan to follow the useless Bennett to SOUFFFFFTHS ANY TIME SOON.💪🐔👍—–😵😩🤣😂😁😆😁😂🤣😆

  3. Broncos have heaps of big units, salary cap can’t fit them all in surely. Personally, I think they have an average spine and limited attacking options.

  4. I am sorry but this guy has hardly played or really shown enough to be worth $500k 4 year deal.
    This is just the Broncos in a panic thinking they’ll lose him it’s like Hass and TPJ the money thrown at them was a bit over the top.

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