Veterans of the game are crucial to help the young players grow and develop and for the Brisbane Broncos, who have so many young players in their ranks and coming through, the retention of David Stagg is a boost for the up and comers.
The 30-year old, who has re-signed for 2 more years, has not ruled out playing on beyond his new deal either.
For Stagg, he is keen to get involved with the younger players at the club and really aid in their development as NRL players.
“The retirement talk has always been thereabouts, but I just take it as it comes,” he said.
“I have always enjoyed being around the team environment, and being around the young guys is certainly very enjoyable.
“I’ll enjoy it while I can and hope to provide a bit of advice along the way.
“I have recently re-signed for another two years – this year and next year – so that is nice to know that is out there and done.
“That might see me out but you never know what might happen.”
With a changing of the guard when it came to the captaincy, Stagg said there has been no issues with the change and that the transition has been a smooth one for all.
“Those guys have been around a long time and they are still the core of the leadership group,” he said.
“Certainly from an outsider’s view it would seem there have been some changes made.
“But it is all systems go from a players’ point of view.”