The Dolphins have extended international winger Tesi Niu’s NRL contract for another season.
Niu, who will return to the NRL when the Dolphins face the Broncos at The Gabba tomorrow night, has signed an extension until the end of 2024.
A Test player for Tonga, Niu was part of the Dolphins debut game this year after moving over from cross-town rivals the Broncos.
He etched his name in Dolphins’ folklore by playing 70 minutes with a serious knee injury in the first Battle of Brisbane against the Broncos back in March.
He will now play in a Dolphins’ jersey at least until the end of next year.
That's three for Niu
Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader said Niu was a perfect fit for the clubs’ roster.
“We are very pleased to extend Tesi’s contract for next season,” said Reader.
“He is a Brisbane-born boy and that sits well with the Dolphins’ purpose of providing young Queenslanders a place to play NRL in their home city.
“His NRL career is only just starting and we know that Tesi has long future in the game.”
At just 21 years of age, Niu has already made 41 appearances in the NRL, including nine for the Dolphins this season.
He played his first 32 NRL games for the Broncos.
Niu has played three Tests for Tonga, including at last year’s Rugby League World Cup, as well as representing the Pacific nation at the World Nines.