Broncos Jordan Kahu wants to reignite Kiwi career

DESPITE all the tumult at the Broncos about who will coach next season, standout player Jordan Kahu is well aware of the competition for starting spots in the backline.

FRESH START: Talented back Jordan Kahu is looking to stoke his career along this year.

FRESH START: Talented back Jordan Kahu is looking to stoke his career along this year.

He has has backed himself to re-ignite his international career through the Broncos.

Kahu played plenty of centre for the Broncos last year but the injured Jack Bird has re-entered the race to partner Jimmy Roberts there after a return from injury.

Kahu is experienced enough to know he has to get back to his super form of a couple of years ago that earned him representative jerseys from his New Zealand homeland.

“With the positions, Birdy is back from injury so who knows where he will play,” Kahu said.

“I just want to knuckle down with a starting spot.

“Hopefully then I can play well enough to get back with the Kiwis.

“I have been out of the Kiwis the last couple of years and I have really missed playing with them.

“I want to get back to my form of 2016 and 2016 and play at that level.”

Kahu can play wing but there is plenty of outside back talent coming through with players like Kotoni Staggs, Gehamat Shibasaki and teenager Herbie Farnworth.

He said he was working on getting his body and mind in the best shape possible after a good off-season break.

“I went to Wellington and saw some family and did all that kind of thing,” he said.

“We left the kids in Wellington and went down to Queenstown for a few days, just (partner) Jess and I.

“I just love going back to New Zealand and getting a fresh start.

“You kind of get away from everything here and kind of forget about the football life a bit.

“You find that motivation again to come back and get stuck into it.”