One New Zealand Warriors centre Adam Pompey has been re-signed on a new two-year contract through to the end of the 2025 NRL season.
The off-contract 24-year-old has been ever-present this season, the only player in the squad who has been on the field for all 1522 minutes of the Warriors’ 19 games.
After arriving at Go Media Stadium on a train and trial deal in late 2018, the ex-Wesley College pupil clocked up his 72nd NRL appearance in last Friday night’s 21-20 golden point win against the Canberra Raiders.
“In his time with the club, Adam has developed steadily and has really emerged this year in what has been the best season of his career so far,” said One New Zealand Warriors general manager recruitment, pathways and development Andrew McFadden.
“He has put in the work and the performances to fully deserve this new deal. It’s a real credit to Adam and how he has developed into an established first grader.”
The Tuakau-raised Pompey debuted as Warrior #237 in the One New Zealand Warriors’ 19-18 win over Cronulla Sutherland in Wellington in 2019, achieving his 50th milestone against the Eels last year.
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“From a coaching viewpoint we’ve been hugely impressed with the way Adam has gone about his work right from the start of the preseason,” said One New Zealand Warriors head coach Andrew Webster.
“He has developed all parts of his game on a game-by-game basis, becoming a much-improved player in all facets and the thing about him is that he still has much more to give.”
A former Sydney Roosters junior, Pompey began his NRL career as a winger with the One New Zealand Warriors before being used as a specialist centre.
After five appearances in his rookie season in 2019, he has steadily increased his output with 13 games in 2020, 16 in 2021 and 19 in 2022.
He’s on track to complete his busiest campaign yet with 19 matches so far and five still to play in the regular season. He has averaged 102 metres and 14 tackles a game while he also boasts 49 tackle breaks, eight try assists and 17 off loads while he ranks ninth among all NRL players for most line break assists with 16.
|Born||August 22, 1998|
|Junior club||Wesley College rugby union|
|NRL debut||One New Zealand Warriors v Cronulla Sutherland, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, July 19, 2019 (Rd 18)|
|NRL appearances||72 (2019-2023)|
|NRL points||82 (19 tries, 3 goals)|
|Representative||Māori All Stars (2023)|