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MONDAY JANUARY 25 2021 SPORT 49 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Jordan Riki at Broncos training at Red Hill. Picture: Annette Dew BRISBANE youngster Jordan Riki has been identified as a potential breakout star for the Broncos as he looks to fill David Fifitas spot in the back row. The 21-year-old made his NRL debut for the club in August last year, after bouncing back from two separate injuries to his knee (MCL) and his ankle (syndesmosis) earlier in the season. He proved to be a handful in his five games making seven tackle breaks, a linebreak and scoring an impressive try in just over 200 minutes of game time. With just under two months left to go until the season opener, Riki is in the running to lock down the edge backrower spot, made vacant by Fifitas move to the Titans. Broncos coach Kevin Walters has been using Riki in his starting 13 on several occasions during pre-season training drills, in a fair indication of his plans for the upcoming season. Former captain and backrow teammate Alex Glenn believed the barnstorming young buck would be a star of the future. Hes putting the pressure on myself for that (back row) spot which I love a bit of friendly competition, Glenn said. Hes a big chance of playing many games this year. And hes going to be a big star in the game in the future. ROOKIE RIKI HAS GIANT SHOES TO FILL CHRIS HONNERY ANTHONY Mundine has declared Rabbitohs superstar Latrell Mitchell the best player in the game and believes that his next contract should be $1 million-plus a year. Mitchell (pictured), 23, is currently on a deal worth $800,000 per season, but is offcontract at the end of this season and free to field offers from rival clubs. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Mundine has urged South Sydney to move heaven and earth to lock in their star fullback. The Taree product and his new manager, W a r w i c k Wright who took over after Matt Rose handed in his accreditation are reportedly in talks with the Rabbitohs over a new deal, which Mundine believes should be one of the biggest in the game. He is one of a kind, Mundine said. He is the best player in the game. Look at his size, his speed, his skills hes freakish. Mitchells worth $1m: Mundine Cherry ripe for reunion MANLY skipper Daly CherryEvans has opened up on the homecoming of Kieran Foran, admitting he thought there was next to no chance of it ever happening. Cherry-Evans and Foran steered the Sea Eagles to a premiership in 2011 and then a grand final appearance in 2013. In 2016 Foran departed to take up a deal with the Eels. One season with the Warriors followed and then three years with the Bulldogs. But after the Bulldogs opted not to re-sign the veteran playmaker he was on the hunt for a new club and along came Manly coach Des Hasler the man who had originally signed him at Canterbury. Foran now reunites with Cherry-Evans, who is glad to have his partner in crime back on the northern beaches, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. However, Cherry-Evans admits he thought it would never happen. I thought that ship had sailed, he said. The best way to describe it now is nostalgic. Its really taken me back to some really successful times and special moments. Our relationship has picked up where it was. Sure, were not the same people we were 10 years ago, but we have a lot in common when it comes to where we are in life and our goals and excitement levels for this squad. Last season was hugely disappointing for Manly. Injuries to key men played a huge role in their 13th-place finish. Foran hasnt had great luck with injuries, playing just 40 games over three seasons with the Bulldogs. Cherry-Evans is especially keen to line-up with Forans 213 NRL games worth of experience. He expects Forans presence to complement his game just like Cameron Munster did in Origin. Im definitely looking for ward to playing alongside Foz, purely for the experience he brings, Cherry-Evans said. It will naturally free me up to play a different role ... When you play with a dominant half, such as Munster in Origin, it brought out a different side in my game and hopefully that happens alongside Kieran. NT News Display AdvertisingNT News Display Advertising Australia Day DeadlinesAustralia Day Deadlines The office of the NT News will be closed Monday, 25th & Tuesday, 26th January 2021. Deadlines have changed for this period only. Normal business hours will resume Wednesday, 27th January 2021 (8:30am-5pm) excluding weekends and public holidays. Call: 08 8944 9900 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLICATION NT News Sunday Territorian NT News NT News NT News DATES Sat, 23rd January Sun, 24th January Mon, 25th January Tue, 26th January Wed, 27th January REVISED DEADLINES Booking and Copy Deadline: Thursday, 21st January 10 AM Complete Material Deadline: Friday, 22 January 3 PM