The Brisbane Broncos have settled the futures of three more players until the end of the 2018 season.
Tevita Pangai Junior has been rewarded for an outstanding debut year in the NRL with a two-year deal.
He will be joined at the Broncos by his older brother Mosese Pangai, a centre or winger who has been playing in the Intrust Super Cup for the Townsville Blackhawks.
The older Pangai has been in the Cowboys, Tigers and Panthers’ systems and has represented Tonga, with the 25-year-old to add further depth to the Broncos’ outside backs in 2017.
Pangai junior came to the Broncos from the Canberra under-20s in a pre-season deal and was playing NRL by May.
He debuted in round 12 against the Wests Tigers and never lost his spot, going on to play 14 NRL matches, including two finals games from the bench.
Another 2016 debutant for the Broncos, Herman Ese’ese, will also be a Bronco until at least the end of the 2018 season.
Ese’ese came to the Broncos after making his NRL debut for the Bulldogs last year, and played eight NRL matches this season.
Broncos’ chief executive Paul White said the trio of deals were further good news for the Broncos, who have signed re-signed Matt Gillett, Tom Opacic, Jaydn Su’a and Jonus Pearson in the past fortnight as well as recruiting experienced Titans’ outside back David Mead.