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The NRMA Insurance Broncos have received a major boost ahead of Friday's Anzac Day blockbuster against the Rabbitohs with co-captains Corey Parker and Justin Hodges agreeing to two-year contract extensions.
The two have inked new deals that will keep them at the Broncos until at the end of the 2016 season.
The two 31-year-old captains have had glittering careers at the Broncos, including going on to represent their State and country.
Parker played his first game as a Bronco in 2001, and has now amassed an amazing 284 NRL games in his fifteenth-straight season for the club.
He sits behind only the great Darren Lockyer (355) on the list of NRL games played in a Broncos' jersey.
Hodges debuted even earlier, as a 17-year-old in the year 2000.
He has now played 160 games for the Broncos, and 217 NRL games all told including his stint at the Roosters between 2002-05.
Broncos chief executive Paul White said the news was a great boost for the club as a whole.
"These deals offer a commitment to these two who have shown they want to play out their careers in Broncos jerseys," said White.
"This offers some certainty for the players, but also for our members and supporters who now know our captains will finish their days as rugby league players here in our colours.
"These two are great examples of how players can develop not only on the field but as people in general when they become part of the Broncos' club."