Young Star Coates Signs Upgraded Deal
July 02, 2019
Exciting young backline prospect Xavier Coates has capped an exciting few weeks by locking in 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 today 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.