North Queensland Toyota Cowboys youngster Jeremiah Nanai has agreed a one-year contract extension to stay at the club for the 2023 season.
A local North Queensland talent, Nanai came through Cowboys Cairns Academy before joining the NRL side as a 17-year-old ahead of the 2021 season.
In just eight NRL appearances, Nanai has become the NRL’s most promising striker.
The Cairns Kangaroos junior scored a memorable try on his 18-year-old debut in Round 22 last season.
He started 2022 as Todd Payten’s first-choice right backrower and produced a stunning start to the season, including a stunning hat-trick in the XXXX Derby’s Round 3 victory over rivals Brisbane.
Nanai also announced today that he would swear representative allegiance to Queensland and Australia.
“We are delighted to be able to announce Jeremiah’s contract extension,” Cowboys general manager of football Micheal Luck said.
“As we have seen in the first eight games of his career, he is one of the most exciting talents in rugby league.
“We are delighted to finalize the extension, allowing Jeremiah to focus solely on his first full season in the NRL and we will resume long-term contract discussions later in the year.”