Broncos utility Kodi Nikorima has done such a good job filling in for Ben Hunt at halfback, that he appears to have Wally Pipped him permanently, and been anointed the 2018 halfback by coach Wayne Bennett. Naturally, the next step in his meteoric rise is a long-term contract extension.
According to Fox Sports, that’s exactly what he’s getting.
“(Nikorima) is poised to sign a new two-year contract extension with the Brisbane Broncos,” said Fox reporter James Hooper. “He’s taken up the option for 2018, and then he will extend for 2019, possibly even 2020.”
The extension will keep both the Broncos preferred 2017 halves at Red Hill long-term, with injured five-eighth Anthony Milford re-signing on a new four-year deal back in May. In addition, a rejuvenated Benji Marshall is in talks for a one-year extension, and new arrival Jack Bird also fancies himself as a five-eighth; so the Broncos playmaking stocks are looking very full indeed
Nikorima has played 46 first grade matches for the Broncos, and 5 Tests for New Zealand.