It was a move that was rumoured for some time, and given the back-row depth at the Canberra Raiders, it was inevitable – with forward Bronson Harrison joining the St George Illawarra Dragons, on a 2-year deal.
Harrison, who has had a tough last couple of years with injury and inconsistent form, says he is looking forward to the new opportunity at the Dragons.
“It's a big club and I've heard some good things about it in the way that they were structured,” said Harrison.
“They've got a great fan-base, and moving towards Sydney was a good option for myself.”
Harrison is looking forward to playing alongside some of the current Dragons players, and can't wait to get out there amongst it.
“I'm excited to play alongside all the boys, and it'll be a good, new experience,” Harrison said.
“Got a good bunch of boys and a good club here, so it'll be an honour to don the jersey and run out on that field.”
rrison, who is an international for the Kiwis will not be alone, with the Dragons sporting a decent number of his New Zealand compatriots in their side.
“Yeah, you've got a good crew of Kiwis down here, so it's good. It makes you feel at home a bit.”
Harrison knows that just making the side will not be easy – with the new recruit keen to knuckle down and work hard to earn a spot, knowing that he will have to do whatever it takes.
“I'll do whatever it takes, and you put me anywhere, you know – I'll play wherever the coach says,” said Harrison.
“Whatever's best for the team has gotta be the number one priority, but yeah, I'd like to push for a starting spot, but I've gotta get in there and earn it.”
At 27, Harrison may be seen as a bit of a veteran player, and where possible, he will try to support the other leaders of the team.
“I suppose support the leaders and the rest of the other team-mates, and get out there and do the job on the field and then everyone will be happy, including myself,” Harrison said.