Kodi Nikorima joins Warriors from Brisbane Broncos on two and a half year deal

Author
Michael Burgess,
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League,
Publish Date
Friday, 3 May 2019, 4:15PM
Kodi Nikorima playing for the Broncos. (Photo / Getty)
Kodi Nikorima playing for the Broncos. (Photo / Getty)

Kodi Nikorima is a New Zealand Warrior.

After a week of speculation and rumours surrounding the Kiwis halfback, the Warriors have confirmed the signing of the 25-year-old through to the end of the 2021 season.

He will arrive in New Zealand in the coming days after being released from his contract with the Brisbane Broncos, and will be in line to make his Warriors debut against the Dragons next Saturday. Ironically the match will be played in Brisbane as part of the NRL's Magic round.

"We couldn't be more excited to secure a player of Kodi's calibre, especially at this stage of the season," Warriors chief executive Cameron George said in a statement on the team's website.

"We've been patient in watching the player market for some time. Peter O'Sullivan and our recruitment team have done a terrific job in securing Kodi, who will certainly add value to our club."

Nikorima was stood down from the Broncos match against the Rabbitohs last night, and given this week to consider his future.

Nikorima will add considerable depth to the Warriors all-important spine, as he has played first grade at halfback, hooker and fullback.

But he has been targeted to add strength and experience to the halves, and that will be his primary position, despite his versatility.

Nikorima has played 86 NRL games since making his debut in 2015. He has also played 13 tests for the Kiwis, and was the lead playmaker on last year's tour of England.

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