It is a move that has many Broncos fans impressed, given how popular he was among fans the last time he played for them, and fans will get to feel that euphoria for him once again – after David Stagg announced he will return to the Brisbane Broncos on a 2-year deal.
Stagg, whose signing comes on the back of the club signing another former player of theirs in Scott Prince, rejoins the club where he made his debut as an NRL player, a decade ago.
With the chance to play in Brisbane again, and the opportunity to be closer to his family, Stagg could not pass it up.
“My family are all in Brisbane so to get an opportunity to play for a club like the Brisbane Broncos again, I am over the moon,” Stagg said.
“Brisbane have given me an opportunity to keep playing in the NRL and I couldn’t be happier.”
Given the opening in the Broncos back-row following the departure of Ben Te’o to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Stag is looking forward to being a part of the back-row rotation.
“That’s exactly what the coach said to me and I am looking forward to the challenge,” Stagg said.
“Going to the Bulldogs was one of the best decisions I made and I played some really good footy.”
Stagg needs just 8 more games to play 100 games for the Broncos, and 14 games to reach the illustrious 200-club.
With speculation as to whether he would remain at the Bulldogs or not, the Aspley Devils junior believed that he still had more to offer the NRL.
“I turned 29 a few weeks ago and I still think I’ve got a few good solid years ahead of me and hopefully I can bring some experience and leadership to the club,” Stagg said.
“The hunger is still there and hopefully I can have a good pre-season and be there come game one.”