With many at the club believing that Gagai is the player to take over Hodges’ role when he retires, the news comes as the Broncos informed the manager of fellow Bronco Gerard Beale that the club had withdrawn an offer for him – with his likely destination now the St George/Illawarra Dragons.
The Broncos always had a plan in mind to retain the talented Brisbane Boys college junior, given his speed, and try-scoring ability in various positions.
“He’s someone we’ve had (at the club) since he was 17 and he’s come through our system so we’re delighted he’s committed for two more years,” coach Anthony Griffin said.
“He’s got ability to play anywhere in the outside backs – full-back, centre or wing.
“We see him as a future first-grader or we wouldn’t have re-signed him.”
For Broncos coach Anthony Griffin, he is pleased with the 21-year old’s development, and encouraged by how good he will become in the future.
“He’s got that knack of putting himself in the right position,” he said.
“Like all good finishers, he’s got a habit of scoring that impossible try with his catching game or quick feet.
“He can find the tryline and he’s a good kid and we’re hoping he plays a lot of first grade for us.”