The Canterbury Bulldogs have secured the future of Jacob Kiraz who has penned a new two-year deal to keep him at Belmore until the end of the 2024 NRL campaign.
The Bulldogs are priced at 10/1 to finish in the eight and play finals this season and Kiraz will be hoping to play his role in the rest of the campaign.
Kiraz plays at centre and has impressed Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett since arriving at the club from the Newcastle Knights
ahead of the 2022 campaign.
He got his chance to shine against the Brisbane Broncos and grabbed it with both hands. The 20-year-old originally arrived on a train and trial deal but that has now been upgraded.
Barrett is delighted that another local junior has committed his future and is looking forward to seeing what Kiraz can do in the future.
"Jacob has worked really hard since coming back this season and it was great to see him take his opportunity with both hands against the Broncos,” Barrett told the club’s website after the deal was announced.
“He has a great attitude and a real desire to get the best out of himself and that has been on display in every game he has played for the club this season.
“He showed what he is capable of at NRL level and we now look forward to him continuing to develop over the next two seasons as part of our NRL squad."