This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
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THE NRMA Insurance Broncos have locked up three young guns that have announced their presence in the NRL this season.
Tom Opacic, Jayden Su'A and Jonus Pearson have all re-committed to the club after signing new deals, just a day after international Matt Gillett announced his new four-year contract.
Opacic, who has impressed with his play after replacing the retired Jack Reed in the centres this season, has signed for another two years and will be a Bronco until at least the end of the 2018 season.
Opacic has now played eight NRL games this season, and will line up against the North Queensland Cowboys in Friday's elimination semi-final in Townsville.
Su'A became the youngest forward to ever start a match for the Broncos when he made his NRL debut against the Tigers back in May.
The 18-year-old has also signed on for another two years and is set to build on his match total of four games in the near future.
Pearson made his NRL debut this year, scoring two tries in his first outing against the Parramatta Eels last month.
He played in the elimination final win over the Gold Coast Titans last Friday and is 18th man for Friday's clash against the Cowboys.
Pearson has signed on for the 2017 season, and looks certain to see more NRL action if not this year, then certainly next.
"It is wonderful to have these three young men re-commit to the Broncos," said chief executive Paul White.
"They are three players we have identified and developed through our own pathways.
"To have all three of them make their NRL debuts this year was a great achievement for them, their families and the Broncos' club.
"We look forward to watching them continue to excel at the highest level over the coming seasons."