Brisbane Broncos centre Delouise Hoeter has re-signed for a further two years, keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2024.
The 28-year-old completed a remarkable comeback to the NRL this year, ending 2475-day absence after making his first grade debut for the Tigers seven years ago.
Hoeter managed just seven games at Concord back in 2015, before disappearing from top-level football and bouncing around multiple Queensland Cup clubs in the years that followed.
The centre played for the Townsville Blackhawks, Norths Devils and Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, before inking a deal with the Broncos as part of their top 30 roster last year.
Hoeter would make his return to first grade in Round 6 against the Panthers, before going on to score four tries in seven games this year for Brisbane.
The news of his extension is proof that it’s never too late for a rugby league player in the top grade. Broncos coach Kevin Walters was full of praise for the talented outside back.
“Delouise is a great example of what having a never-give-up attitude can produce,” he said.
“He has done really well this year whenever he was called upon to step up and do a job for us.
“His attitude around the club is outstanding and he is exactly the kind of player and person that we want at the Broncos.
“It’s great news for the club that he will be with us for another two seasons.”