NRL: Jordan Kahu set to sign with Cowboys as Ben Barba's replacement

Jordan Kahu will play for the NZ Māori.
Jordan Kahu will play for the NZ Māori. Photo credit: Photosport

New Zealand international Jordan Kahu is set to leave the Brisbane Broncos and sign with the North Queensland Cowboys.

According to Australian reports, the Cowboys have contacted Kahu's management in a bid to secure an immediate release from the final year of his Broncos deal.

The Cowboy desperately need a fullback, after they sacked Ben Barba over allegations of domestic violence and Kahu fits the bill on several counts.

The 28-year-old wants to play fullback and he could fill the goal-kicking void left by Johnathan Thurston's retirement.

Kahu may also struggle for game time under new coach Anthony Seibold, as the Broncos have plenty of outside-back depth, with Darius Boyd, Jamayne Isaako and Corey Oates covering the back three.

Kahu has played 98 NRL games since his 2012 debut and represented New Zealand on nine occasions. contacted Cowboys and Broncos officials, and both refused to comment on the reports.

The report added that an announcement on Kahu’s future is expected after the All-Stars clash on Friday night, where he will represent the New Zealand Maori.