In-demand Brisbane Broncos flyer Herbie Farnworth has re-signed for a further year, keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2023.

The 22-year-old has emerged as one of the game’s best young players, with his mix of size, speed and footwork making him a nightmare for opposition centres.

Farnworth moved to Australia as a teenager from England and has cemented himself at Red Hill, forming a lethal centre combination with Kotoni Staggs that the club will be hoping to maintain long-term.

Despite interest from multiple rival clubs including Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins, Farnworth opted to extend his stay by a further season and continue to build his value while at the Broncos. 

“I’ve been here since I was 15 and I’m really happy with all the boys and Kevvie and all the staff – I really enjoy it here at the club,” he said.

“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.

“I love it here at the Broncos.”

Farnworth has scored seven tries and broken 31 tackles across 10 games this season – numbers that certainly put him in the upper-echelon of the NRL’s current centres.

Broncos head of football Ben Ikin said Farnworth’s decision to remain at the club was a huge boost.

“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,” he said. 

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

Farnworth is expected to feature in England’s World Cup side later this year.  

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