Kahu has no fear of future
JORDAN Kahu says he isn’t fearing for his future at Red Hill as Brisbane’s multi- million- dollar retention drive puts pressure on the Broncos’ salary- cap position.
With the NRL finals just six weeks away, Kahu remains without a contract for next season, despite a fine 2017 campaign that has seen him emerge as Brisbane’s leading pointscorer with 146 from 17 games.
The Broncos have secured eight top- liners in the past four months, including Cronulla’s NSW Origin sensation Jack Bird, who will bolster Brisbane’s backline next season.
The likes of Josh McGuire, Andrew McCullough, Anthony Milford and Alex Glenn have also signed upgraded deals, raising concerns over how much money the Broncos have left in the salary cap to retain Kahu.
It is understood the Warriors are circling Kahu, with coach Ste- phen Kearney, a former Broncos assistant, a huge fan of the courageous utility he blooded in the Kiwi Test side two years ago.
But the Broncos are determined to keep Kahu, who has found the self- belief to succeed as an NRL player, overcoming two knee reconstructions to amass 59 games in the past three seasons.
“It’s not really nerve- racking at all,” Kahu said of being off- contract. “I have been playing decent footy for a good three years now, free of serious injuries, so I am confident in my ability.
“It’s been good for the club ( retaining a host of stars). You can’t keep everyone, but they have managed to keep ‘ Gillo’ ( Matt Gillett), ‘ Macca’ ( McCullough), Alex ( Glenn) and ‘ Milly’ ( Milford) as well.
“I know the contract stuff will happen and it pops up every few years. That’s why I pay my manager, he can sort all that out.
“We’ll see what happens, I’m letting my manager sort it out.”