Englishman Herbie Farnworth has signed a new deal with Brisbane Broncos that will keep him at the NRL giants until at least the end of next season.
The 22-year-old centre has scored 16 tries in 51 NRL games since making his first team debut in 2019.
Farnworth said: “I’ve been here since I was 15 and I’m really happy with all the boys and (coach) Kevvie and all the staff. I really enjoy it here at the club.
“I love it here at the Broncos.
“The past two years have been tough but to get the last five wins in a row and the direction the club is headed, that’s played a big role in my decision to stay.
“With all the players who have chosen to stay, a lot of us came through the 20s competition together – Fleggy, Kobe, Patty, Payne, Staggs – we’ve all come through together and it’s good to stay together.
“We’re really happy that we can get some wins for our members and fans and give them something to cheer about at Suncorp.”
Broncos boss delighted to keep Herbie Farnworth
Lancastrian Farnworth has yet to make his international debut for England but will be hoping to be a part of Shaun Wane’s World Cup squad at the end of the year.
Broncos head of football Ben Ikin said: “Herbie is a quality player with a deep desire to keep getting better, I think we’re all seeing that in the ways he’s performed this season.
“Despite having multiple options to go elsewhere, Herbie chose the Broncos, which I think is a great outcome for both parties.”
Farnworth has made a strong start to the 2022 season. He has scored seven tries, produced 31 tackle busts and is running for an average of 137 metres across his 10 games. The Broncos currently sit in fifth in the NRL ladder.