NRL 2019: Warriors target Broncos halfback Kodi Nikorima for immediate switch

The NZ Warriors are reportedly poised to make a play for out-of-favour Broncos halfback Kodi Nikorima.

Brisbane's Courier-Mail is reporting the Auckland NRL club will table a formal offer for the 25-year-old, with the Broncos apparently willing to release the New Zealand international.

Nikorima has started all seven games for the Broncos this season, but it's understood new coach Anthony Seibold is not sold on the Kiwi as a long-term option at halfback.

The 2-5 Broncos have struggled this season and much of the criticism has been aimed at the halves.

Nikorima is contracted to Brisbane until the end of 2020, but the club won't hold him back should he want to leave.

The report adds that Nikorima is expected to suit up for the Broncos for Thursday's match against South Sydney, but that is expected to be his last match for the Brisbane side.

The Warriors are in desperate need of a halfback, after their decision to release Shaun Johnson from the final year of his contract in November.

Nikorima was first linked to the Warriors in December, but with experienced halfback Blake Green out injured, talks have since heated up.

The Warriors have already used several players in the halves this season, including rookies Adam Keighran and Chanel Harris-Tavita, Green, Peta Hiku and Tohu Harris.

Nikorima has played 86 NRL games since making his first-grade debut for the Broncos in round two of the 2015 season against Cronulla. He has also featured in 13 tests for New Zealand.


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