State of Origin Queensland Rugby LeagueThe Broncos have successfully kept rising star Sam Thaiday in Brisbane, ensuring that the post-Bennett Broncos remain littered with representative players.

With some speculation that Thaiday may look elsewhere for sweeter deals and a feeling that with a new coach at the helm, some players may look for alternative options – this signing is a major positive for the Brisbane club. By locking Thaiday in, the Broncos can continue to build and potentially lure new players around an impressive base of stars at the club.

Sam Thaiday will remain at Red Hill until 2011.

Only 23 years old, Thaiday has achieved plenty in the game at a young age. A fearless runner of the ball, he is in the typical Queensland mould and isn’ t shy to role the sleeves up and getting into the tough work.

“I am very happy to be staying for another two years,” said Thaiday

“There were other options but in my heart Brisbane is where I wanted to be.”

Broncos Chief Executive Bruno Cullen was obviously relieved the club could hang onto Thaiday, confirming the club needed the likes of the stocky forward to plug the gaps left by departing stars in recent years.

Next on the hit-list will be Broncos captain Darren Lockyer and talented back Karmichael Hunt; the two game breakers already in high demand and a key component to the Broncos over the next few years.

By ricky

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