Brenko Lee

Brenko Lee

Having already locked away Jack Wighton, 20, and Edrick Lee, 21, to extended deals, the Raiders are closing in on an upgraded three-year contract for another exciting talent, Brenko Lee.

Stuart rates Lee’s potential so highly, he rang the Queensland junior representative during his first week as Raiders coach to invite him to pre-season training with the NRL squad.

At 192 centimetres and more than 100 kilograms, Lee, 18 just last month, could physically pass as a clone in the centres for sacked Raiders star Blake Ferguson.

The New Zealand Warriors were among the NRL clubs rumoured to be interested in him.

Lee’s upgraded contract would place him in Canberra’s full-time NRL squad, but Stuart said he would not necessarily rush his development.

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