- Aug 25, 2018
"Broncos will move to extend the contract of star prop Payne Haas as rivals including the Dolphins close in. Haas is Brisbane’s highest-paid player on $848,000 this season and he underlined his value yet again with another barnstorming display in the Broncos’ 40-18 slaying of the Dragons on Saturday night."
“I am here for another two years. I really enjoy Kevvie. He is always there for me. I’ve got a good relationship with Kev. I’m just here to try and play good footy under him. He has been really good for me, especially when I’ve had a few things go on with off-field dramas."
"I’ve got nothing but love for Kev. He’s a real good coach and really cares for us."
“I have got lots of respect for Wayne. He was the reason I came to the Broncos. I was legit about to sign the contract that was on the table at the Storm. Wayne called me at the last minute and made the last pitch to me. Thanks to Wayne I am at Brisbane. I haven’t looked back since. Being coached by Wayne Bennett is pretty special. I just wanted to stay at Brisbane for Wayne but that’s done ... now I’m enjoying Kev.”
“We have marked this derby on our calendar and we really want to win it. It is pretty special. No-one would have picked the Dolphins being 3-0 at the start of the year but it has happened now. You don’t need any more motivation than a derby game, especially the Battle of Brisbane against a team coached by Wayne Bennett. They are going to be up for this. He loves getting one over the Broncos. They are going to be ready for us and we just have to match them.”
“I have only known Payne since I have been here and he has hugely impressed me with his professionalism and incredible work ethic and incredible engine. He is incredibly popular amongst the group. Kevvie has supported and backed him into the leadership group and it’s an area that we have clearly seen him really blossom as a player and person.”
“It would be pretty cool if Payne stayed. The thought that me and Payno could be playing in different jerseys is something I don’t want to happen. Payne typifies what this club is about. As a club, if we can build around Payne, you know your standards will be safe in terms of football culture. I would love to play out my career with Payne here. We want to win a comp together. If he chooses to go somewhere else, I would understand, but I don’t want him to go.”