Newcastle Knights sign Brisbane Broncos centre

Drew Darbyshire

Newcastle Knights have signed centre Gehamat Shibasaki from Brisbane Broncos on a three-year deal.

The 21-year-old has made 13 appearances for the Broncos since making his NRL debut in 2018. He is a Junior Kangaroos international.

Knights coach Adam O’Brien said: “He has NRL experience and is a strong defender.

“We need to be a resilient, strong defensive club. He’s a big and powerful centre.

“He adds the needed depth to our outside-backs with Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Jesse Ramien leaving.

“He’s competitive and looks to have a tough mindset.”

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