The Broncos have nailed down another stake in the club’s future with the signing of young hooker Jake Turpin.
Turpin has signed a three-year deal with the Broncos, that includes options in the players’ favour in years two and three.
It is a just reward for the 22-year-old Queensland product, who hails from Haigslea, just west of Ipswich.
Turpin has had a breakthrough season in 2019, playing strongly at both hooker and in the halves in 13 NRL matches.
He has scored two tries, including the match winner over the Cronulla Sharks last month.
Broncos’ chief executive Paul White said the Ipswich Brothers’ junior had earned his new deal.
“We are very pleased to have locked Jake up as he had attracted plenty of interest from elsewhere,” said White.
“Jake has shown everyone the talent he has and the progression he has made this season.
“The Broncos are excited to sign him to this contract and look forward to watching him develop further in the coming years.”
Turpin said he was excited to have cemented his future as the Broncos try to make a run for the NRL finals.
“I am very happy to have signed this contract to stay with the Broncos,” he said.
I am a Queenslander and this allows me to stay close to family and friends while playing for such a wonderful club.Jake Turpin
“My aim now is to work hard over the next five weeks to ensure the team has its best shot at the NRL finals.”
That run will begin with Thursday's XXXX Derby against the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.