- Mar 4, 2008
Niu Remains A Bronco For Two More Yearsbroncos.com.au
Fri 13 Aug 2021, 03:27 PM
Electric fullback Tesi Niu will remain a Brisbane Bronco for another two years.Niu, a Queenslander who turned 20 this week, has already made 18 NRL appearances including 12 this season, making an impressive 37 tackles break and crossing for five tries in 2021. His extension means he remains a Bronco until the end of 2023.
He grew up playing for Souths Juniors Magpies at Acacia Ridge as part of the Broncos Affiliate Souths Logan Magpies’ junior system and attended Marsden State High School – joining the Broncos Academy from his early teens before graduating into the club’s NRL program and debuting last season.
Niu’s work ethic and attention to detail were hallmarks of his time in the Broncos’ talent pathways, with the youngster spending hundreds of extra hours on the training paddock over and above the set programs.
He has carried that approach and attitude into his senior football and has made the fullback position his own with his slick footwork in the backend of the 2021 season after starting the year in the unfamiliar centre role.
In choosing to remain a Bronco, Niu joins Kotoni Staggs, Keenan Palasia, Jordan Riki, Kobe Hetherington, Jake Turpin, Tyson Gamble, David Mead, and exciting youngsters Brendan Piakura, Teui “TC” Robati, Selwyn Cobbo and Xavier Willison who have all extended with the club in recent months.
They will be joined in 2022 by new signings Adam Reynolds, Kurt Capewell and Brenko Lee.
Broncos Football & Performance Director Ben Ikin said: “Tesi has been part of our pathways since his early teens and it is great for the club that he chose to stay with us beyond this year.
“He clearly has great natural ability, and his work ethic and attitude are top shelf. Tesi has a bright future in the NRL and we are all looking forward to seeing his continued development as a player and a person.”