One of the most talented up-and-comers of our game, the Brisbane Broncos today announced the re-signing of Tevita Pangai Junior for three more years.
As the Broncos look to build up their young core, Tongan international Pangai Junior is the latest to re-sign.
For the hulking forward himself, he admits he always wanted to stay.
“It’s good to have my future sorted – I wasn’t planning on leaving, I love the club, and they’ve welcomed me with open arms and it’s good to call this place home for the next three years,” said Pangai Junior.
“The weather is great, the fans, playing at the best stadium every week – it’s an honour and a blessing to pull on that Broncos jersey. I’m just thankful for the club for having faith in me and backing me.”
The young forward knows there is always room to improve and he wants the chance to do that at Brisbane under coach Anthony Seibold.
“I want to work on my preparation, this is my third year in the NRL so I want to get my stuff right off the field and get that balance right and then have no excuses when I come out to play on the weekend,” Pangai Junior continued.
“I’m a big fan of ‘Seibs’ and the how he coaches, it’s a big reason why I’m staying.
“We have no excuses now; we have the best facility, we play at the best stadium, we are a proud brand and it’s an honour to be here.”
Seibold believes that the key to potential success is to lock down your most impressive young players.
“We are locking in a really talented group of players who will be at the core of our success in years to come,” said Seibold.
“We see Tevita and Matt as key members of our forward pack, and we look forward to seeing them both step up every week to provide the platform we need for team success.
“They are in their early 20s and have a lot of great football ahead of them.”