Coates signs new Broncos deal

Impressive young backline prospect Xavier Coates has signed a new deal with the Brisbane Broncos.

The 18-year-old centre signed an upgraded deal that will see him contracted to the Broncos until the end of 2021.

Coates was named on July 2nd to make his NRL debut on the wing against the Sharks on Sunday afternoon, after travelling to Newcastle last week as 18th man to experience an away trip at the top level.

The Currumbin product dazzled with his step and speed in a Man Of The Match performance for Queensland Under 18s last month in a 34-12 win over New South Wales, before being named for his international debut in the Papua New Guinea Kumuls squad.

Broncos coach Anthony Seibold said: “Xavier is a really talented young man and it’s great to have his future secured here at the Broncos.”

Coates joins emerging halfback/hooker Cory Paix who last week signed a three-year contract to stay with the Broncos.

He will play alongside PNG Kumuls skipper James Segeyaro.

“Wingers Coates and Herbie Farnworth and prop Rhys Kennedy will all wear the Broncos jersey for the first time in the NRL, after Origin duties and injury forced mass changes,” reported the club.

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