BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 27: Kodi Nikorima of the Broncos passes the ball during the round 7 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Suncorp Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The Warriors are set to make a huge play as they target Brisbane halfback Kodi Nikorima in an attempt to fix the problems they have encountered in the halves. According to a media report, the Warriors look to make a bid to sign the 25-year-old Nikorima in the next 48 hours.

“Nikorima has been made aware of the Warriors’ poaching bid and would be devastated at the thought of leaving a Broncos club that has groomed him for the NRL since his teen years in Brisbane’s under-20s ranks,” The Courier Mail said.

“Broncos coach Anthony Seibold is developing young halfbacks Sean O’Sullivan, Tom Dearden, Cory Paix and Tanah Boyd, raising the possibility Brisbane could send Nikorima back to the bench as a No.14 super-sub next season.”

Under NRL rules, the Warriors are unable to directly approach Nikorima in regards to an immediate move. They can, however, seek a release from Brisbane, only if he signs a long term deal. And so, whilst Kodi Nikorima has a contract with Brisbane until the end of 2020, the New Zealand international can effectively become a free agent at the end of the season.

The Warriors are desperate for an experienced playmaker after the loss of Shaun Johnson to Cronulla as well as an injury to Blake Green, sees Warriors coach Stephen Kearney resort to playing Gerard Beale, Peta Hiku and Tohu Harris out of position. Nikorima could the the saving grace for the Warriors halves crisis.

5 COMMENTS

  1. The warriors are a bunch of fwits letting johnson go without a ready replacement. You think they may have learnt something from a similar mistake manly made letting green go a couple of years ago. Manly almost ended up with the spoon as a result of that stupid decision. Although at least they did have mitchell pearce in mind even if it didn’t work out.

  2. It wasnt the Warriors choice, he wanted big coin but couldnt deliver big coin perfomances week in week out,
    look at SJ now , missed a couple games already, and looks for a long stint on the sidelines , and the Sharks paid a mil per season for that ? we don’t look like Fwits now hey ? that said we gotta re-build the halves situation, whether now or in the future – it’s enevidible! Nikorima will be suitable , though i can’t see the broncos being accomodating given their current season situation

  3. I think Nikorima is a good fit just I hope Warriors fans treat him a lot better than they did with Johnson. He’s been heads and shoulders above Milford this season, I think him and Green will flourish together. I don’t think we’ve ever seen the best of Nikorima, only bits and pieces but Green will have him playing close to his best game week in and week out.

  4. Nikorima would be good for Blake. But how is tevita going to learn with minimal game time. The only way is for Niko to play part half and part 9 and young fella on the bench.

  5. Nikorima doesn’t take hold of the team and organise them around the park. Good halfbacks are big talkers and are three or four tackles in front of the others directing where the team needs to be, especially when in the oppositions half. Brisbane’s big problem is they have two running five eights in the halves and no halfback.💪🐔👍

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