Brisbane Broncos have signed Gold Coast youngster Payne Haas on a huge contract extension.
The 18-year-old has become the highest paid teenager in the NRL after inking a deal that is reportedly worth $3.4 million and keeps him at Red Hill until 2024.
The Keebra Park High graduate only debuted in the NRL earlier this year but turned heads with his hard-running no-nonsense approach.
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Big Payne Haas has signed a new deal with the Broncos that will keep him at the club for six more years! pic.twitter.com/eH5kvncQSS
— The NRL Footy Show (@NRLFootyShow) July 18, 2018
He’s even been called into Queensland Origin camp to act as an Andrew Fifita clone.
Despite this, if selected for representative football he’ll line up for the Blues.
The 196cm, 117kg powerhouse was born in New South Wales and captained the Blues under 18 side.
Broncos super coach Wayne Bennett has dubbed the slew of young forwards at Brisbane as the best he’s ever seen at the club.
Brisbane will be looking to secure other key forwards Tevita Pangai Jr, Matt Lodge, and Jaydn Su’a.