Tonga powerhouse commits long-term future to Brisbane

Tonga international Joe Ofahengaue has has signed a new deal with Brisbane that will keep him at the club until the end of 2022.

The 23-year-old forward has made 82 appearances for the Broncos since making his NRL debut back in 2015, earning six caps for Tonga in the process.

Ofahengaue has endured a tough time over the past 12 months as he supported his partner Sofi Leota through a battle with breast cancer.

Her treatment has been successful, and now the pair are looking ahead to the next chapter in their lives.

Ofahengaue commented: “I always wanted to stay at the Broncos and I am so happy I now have the next three years to settle down with Sofi and play some consistent footy.

“It has just made everything clear for us. Just moving forward now we can just settle down and buy a house out at Ipswich and plan for the future.

“I am just glad I got to sign a three-year deal with the club. I have always been grateful to the club and everything it has done for us, especially with Sofi when we went through a cancer battle last year.

“I also love the boys in the club I play with week in, week out. Staying part of this team was a big goal for me to keep working hard.”

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