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Brisbane duo Payne Haas and David Fifita.

Payne Haas has emerged as one of the Broncos trump cards in the club's bid to keep boom second-rower David Fifita.

The off-contract Fifita is expected to decide between joining the Titans or staying with the Broncos in the coming days.

Haas will back him whichever way he decides to go but has also been whispering his own advice in Fifita's ears.

The duo are close mates after coming through the ranks together at rugby league powerhouse Keebra Park High School.

Friends and family are important to Fifita but Haas has also spoken in the past about how he and the young Broncos forwards want to create their own legacy and follow in the footsteps of premiership-winning greats.

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Despite the Broncos being in 14th position on the Telstra Premiership ladder the NRL Players' Poll revealed that Brisbane had retained its aura as a destination club. The Broncos finished second behind the Roosters when players were asked: "If you had to leave your club, which team would you want to sign with?"

Haas was signed to the Titans as a youth and is aware of the $1.25 million carrot that has been dangled in front of Fifita for a one-year deal, well above the $700,000 ceiling the Broncos have put on their offer.

"I think we all know how special he is and obviously we want him at the club. He is a once-in-a-generation type of player," Haas said of Fifita.

I have told him that I want him to stay here. I have told him that plenty of times

Payne Haas on David Fifita's uncertain future

"It is tough with his decision. It is pretty big money to be offered but whatever he chooses for him and his family, I am happy either way.

"I have told him that I want him to stay here. I have told him that plenty of times but at the end of the day he is a man.

"I was [at the Titans] when I was a bit younger so it has probably changed a bit now. I just reckon the Broncos are such a power club with the history and the people around here from top to bottom. It is a special club. That is one thing I can say."

The Broncos have laid all their cards on the table and coach Anthony Seibold hopes the 20-year-old's long-term association with the club continues.

 "David has been at the Broncos since he was 14 or 15 so he has a long-term attachment to the club, and I love coaching him," Seibold said.

"Again, it is David's decision and his family's decision. I am not going to try to sell the club to him.

"David knows what the club offers and we'd love to keep him."

Broncos forward David Fifita.
Broncos forward David Fifita. ©Scott Davis/NRL Photos

Meanwhile, Haas said he was enjoying not playing the full 80 minutes in games as he did for four of the first five matches of the season.

In the last four games, Haas has averaged just over 60 minutes per match but still ran for more than 200 metres in both of his last two games. Against the Warriors and Bulldogs he also made 44 tackles and missed just one.

"It is a bit hard when you are playing 80 and defending the whole time. I am still young and my body is still fresh so having the break is best for me," Haas said ahead of Friday night's clash with Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.

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