NRL: Tevita Pangai re-signs with Brisbane Broncos for one year

Damaging forward Tevita Pangai has credited new Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold's arrival at Red Hill with convincing him to re-sign with the NRL club for another season.

Pangai, 22, admitted he was tempted to look at other clubs but embraced a chance to play under ex-Rabbitohs coach Seibold.

Former Souths mentor Seibold took over the Broncos reins this week after an ongoing coach swap saga ended when Brisbane sacked Wayne Bennett via voice message.

"Yeah there was (temptation to go). I just wanted to see, it was just a curiosity thing, see what their set ups are like," Pangai said.

"But when all that stuff (Bennett sacked) went down (Brisbane CEO) Paul White assured me that they would get the right coach.

"Now Anthony Seibold is our man and I feel he is going to help my game a lot."

The Tonga international said he signed a 2019 contract in order to get on top of niggling hamstring injuries that plagued him this season and earn a long term deal under Seibold.

"I felt I couldn't play consistently (with injuries). I have worked hard on my hamstrings in the off-season...(and) I just want to back myself for another 12 months," he said.

"Plus I have faith in the Broncos board that they have picked the right guy."

Pangai was the last off-contract star to commit to Brisbane after winger Corey Oates (one-year deal) and prop Matt Lodge (two-year deal) re-signed this week.

Pangai admitted he would have to step up in 2019 after Kangaroos lock Josh McGuire left for North Queensland in the off-season.

"Everyone is going to have to work harder," he said.

"There are 40 tackles and 20 hit-ups I'm going to have to make so there is going to be a lot of work to do in the middle.

"We are going to have to up our aggression with him gone."