Broncos back-rower Jaydn Su’A is set to re-sign with Brisbane as he looks to hold down a long-term starting position for the club.
The 20-year old comes out of contract at the end of the season and has received interest from a host of rival clubs. But the club is keen to lock away Su’A, who expressed his desire to be a one-club player.
“That is every kid’s dream to be a one-club player. That is what he wants to do and that is what I want to do,” Su’A told NRL Media.
“At the end of the day it is about where the best opportunity is and the best spot is to fulfil your potential. I want to stay here, if it is up to me.”
The New Zealand-born forward has enjoyed a breakout season for the Broncos this season as a starting back-row. Following Matt Gillett’s neck injury, Su’A took his opportunity and ran with it, helping Brisbane win seven of their last nine games.
“I forget about it until people remind me about it,” he said regarding his contractual situation.
“It does play in the back of your head every now and then. I want to get it sorted out.
“I’ve been starting lately. Obviously Gillo has got to come back at some point but if I can keep doing my role and developing as a person and a player I don’t see why I can’t start. It is something I want to take on next year.”
Gillett has been a great mentor for Su’A, with the latter imitating parts of the veteran back-rower’s game.
“He tips me up all the time.
“Defensively I think sometimes I struggle under fatigue with my defensive movements and obviously you can’t look past Gillo when it comes to that stuff.
“I watch the way he moves and try and implement that into my game.”
The Broncos are set to host the Warriors at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday afternoon.