during the round nine NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on May 3, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

The Broncos will face fierce competition to retain back-rower Jaydn Su'A, with a host of rival NRL clubs circling the prodigy.

Su'A has been tabled a three-year $1.5 million dollar deal from the Rabbitohs, according to The Courier Mail.

And they are not the only suitor, with six clubs reportedly chasing the 20-year old, leaving the Broncos facing a huge salary-cap battle to retain their young star.

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett recently described rising forwards Su’A, Payne Haas, Tevita Pangai Jr, Matt Lodge and 18-year-old David Fifita as Brisbane’s best batch in 10 years.

And now the Broncos face the challenge of retaining their budding up-and-comers, with rival clubs set to pounce with big-money deals.

Brisbane have done a good job of retaining key players in recent times, but Ben Hunt's $6 million defection to the Dragons proves that it can be tough to keep so many big names under the salary cap.

Broncos legend and club recruiter Darren Lockyer admits Brisbane will have a fight on their hands to retain players of Su'A and Haas' calibre.

“Su’A is a real talent, the club has had wraps on him for a while,” Lockyer told The Courier Mail.

“He’s only going to get better, but it’s like any club blessed with talent, you’d love to keep them all but it’s just hard.

“The way the salary cap works, if there is another club out there desperate for a certain player, they will go hard for them.

“With Su’A, I guess it comes down to the individual and whether they will take less to play at a professional club like the Broncos.”

Skipper Darius Boyd is hopeful that Su'A will remain loyal to Brisbane, but understands the appeal of chasing a better deal elsewhere.

“When big money is thrown at young kids, it is hard to compete with,” he said.

“I wouldn’t force my decision on anyone else. I would just tell the other guys how well they have it at the Broncos ... but it’s their final decision and what’s best for them.”

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