Off-contract Brisbane prop signs with Wakefield

Scott Anderson

He may not have played in as many games as he would have liked last year for the Brisbane Broncos but a new challenge awaits prop Scott Anderson, who has signed a 1-year deal with the Wakefield Wildcats.

Anderson, who has also enjoyed a stint with the Melbourne Storm, played in 50 games for the Broncos and is keen to get his new challenge underway on the other side of the world.

“I’m really excited,” said Anderson.

“It’s a new challenge for me and a big challenge to come over to Super League. I know there have been a lot of players that have come over and been successful so hopefully I can be too.

“I spoke with Ben Cross and he said he loved every minute of playing over there. From what he said and from what I’ve seen, it’s different to the NRL in that it’s a lot more of an attacking game.

“I was at Melbourne who probably started the idea of a wrestle as a big part of defence so I’m looking forward to getting over and using some of the skills I haven’t used since I was younger, like offloading and things like that.”

Anderson enjoyed an 8-year career in the NRL – and he is yet to cross the try-line during that time – he believes that he can bring a solid work ethic and hard work to the Wildcats.

“I’d probably say my work rate is my main attribute, doing the hard yards and the little things in the game. Anyone that has seen my try scoring record will see I’ve never scored in the NRL, so I’m not one for all the fancy stuff!

“I’m excited for the challenge,” said Anderson.

“I’ve picked up a lot of experience from two good clubs in Melbourne and Brisbane, so hopefully I can bring some of that over to Wakefield. It’s probably going to be a fairly young squad so I’ll be one of the elder statesmen and can help some of the guys out with my experiences.”

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