England Rl

24 May 2022

Herbie Farnworth signs Brisbane extension

Herbie Farnworth signs Brisbane extension

English centre Herbie Farnworth has extended his commitment to Brisbane Broncos by signing a new deal until the end of the 2023 season.

The 22-year-old has 51 NRL games to his name, including 16 tries and said: "I've been here since I was 15 and I'm really happy with all the boys and (Coach) Kevvie and all the staff - I really enjoy it here at the club.

"The past two years have been tough but to get the last five wins in a row and the direction the club is headed, that's played a big role in my decision to stay.

"With all the players who have chosen to stay, a lot of us came through the 20s competition together - Fleggy, Kobe, Patty, Payne, Staggs - we've all come through together and it's good to stay together.

"We're really happy that we can get some wins for our members and fans and give them something to cheer about at Suncorp."

Farnworth has had a sensational start to the 2022 season, crossing for seven tries, producing 31 tackle busts and running for an average 137 metres across his 10 games as the Broncos have surged into fifth position on the NRL ladder.

His early season form follows on from 2021 when the young Englishman's consistent performances earned him the club's Best Back Award.

The fast-stepping centre was also named in England's squad to prepare for the 2021 World Cup but did not get a chance to play as the competition was postponed until later this year due to the pandemic.

Broncos Head Of Football Ben Ikin said: "Herbie is a quality player with a deep desire to keep getting better, I think we're all seeing that in the ways he's performed this season.

"Despite having multiple options to go elsewhere, Herbie chose the Broncos, which I think is a great outcome for both parties."

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