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Ezra Mam signs mega deal to remain at Broncos

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Brisbane half Ezra Mam has put pen-to-paper to remain a Bronco until at least the end of 2029.

The 21-year-old signed a mammoth five year extension with the 2023 grand finalists to bolster their stocks for premiership tilts in seasons to come after a breakout personal campaign.

Mam almost proved the hero in October's decider, scoring a hattrick before a late-stage comeback from Penrith locked in their three-peat to break Brisbane hearts.

Following his side's preliminary final win over the Warriors, Mam said he relished the "bond" amongst the side, and there is "no other group I want to play with".

The Kuku Yalanji and Torres Strait man rose through the Broncos' junior system before breaking into their first-grand line up via QRL side Souths-Logan for 13 NRL appearances in 2022.

He presented as a breakout star of the competition the following season, playing 25 games for 18 tries, nine try-assists, 98 average running metres and 79 per cent tackle efficiency.

Brisbane coach Kevin Walters said the young gun and club have barely "scratched the surface" of what he can bring in coming years.

"Ezra is a born-and-bred Bronco and it's great that he is staying where he belongs," Walters said.

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"He is an exciting player but he also likes to get in there and do the tough stuff and to do what needs to be done for his team.

"We have only scratched the surface on what Ez can do – we'll keep on working with him to improve his game and I can't wait to see what we can achieve together over the years ahead."

Mam was reportedly set to earn $250,000 in 2024 with the new deal expected to be worth around triple the figure per year.

NRL newcomers the Dolphins had recently been linked as suitors for Mams' signature.

Mam is prized to take on the no.7 role once current halfback Adam Reynolds, 33, hangs up the boots.

Reynolds conceded it was "unrealistic" he would go around again following the upcoming season after a recent injury scare at training.

The veteran responded to questions over his post-2024 future stating "I dont know. I'm getting old" in an interview this week.

"I would love to say yes, but it's probably unrealistic at this moment," Reynolds said.

Star Indigenous teammates and Origin representatives Reece Walsh, Kotoni Staggs and Selwyn Cobbo are all locked-in at Brisbane for the next two seasons, which all three players' contracts expiring at the end of 2025.

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