THE NRMA Insurance Broncos have settled the futures of three more players until the end of the 2018 season.
He will be joined at the Broncos by his older brother Mosese Pangai, a centre or winger who has been playing in the Intrust Super Cup for the Townsville Blackhawks.
The older Pangai has been in the Cowboys, Wests Tigers and Panthers’ systems and has represented Tonga, with the 25-year-old to add further depth to the Broncos’ outside backs in 2017.
Pangai Junior came to the Broncos from the Canberra Raiders Under-20s in a pre-season deal and was playing NRL by May.
He debuted in Round 12 against the Wests Tigers and never lost his spot, going on to play 14 NRL matches, including two NRL Finals games from the bench.
Another 2016 debutant for the Broncos, Herman Ese’ese, will also be a Bronco until at least the end of the 2018 season.
Ese’ese came to the Broncos after making his NRL debut for the Bulldogs last year, and played eight NRL matches this season.
Broncos Chief Executive Paul White said this latest trio of deals was further good news for the Broncos, who have also re-signed Matt Gillett, Tom Opacic, Jaydn Su’a and Jonus Pearson in the past fortnight, as well as recruiting experienced Titans’ outside back and leading try-scorer David Mead.
“It is great news that two young men who played their first NRL games for the Broncos this year have committed to the club for another two years,” said White.
“And we welcome the addition of Mosese Pangai – it will be nice to have two brothers training and playing together here at the Broncos.
“These signings are another positive step towards finalising our roster for NRL Season 2017.”