Somewhat of a surprise for some, Brisbane Broncos back-rower Matt Gillett has not only re-signed but has done so long-term.
With overtures from rival clubs who were keen to sign him, Gillett has put pen to paper with the club and will stay at the Broncos for a further four seasons.
Joining the club as a teenager and playing in their U20’s side, Gillett played for the Norths Devils side before earning an opportunity in 2010 to play first-grade.
Since then, he has not looked back and the club is pleased to see him stay around for such a long time.
â€œMatt is a wonderful rugby league player but also a thoroughly decent person,â€ said Broncos CEO, Paul White.
â€œHis efforts for the club on and off the field do not go unnoticed.
â€œWe are really excited Matt has chosen to commit to the Broncos for such a long time.”
The Bribie Island junior has enjoyed success as a player, having represented both Queensland and Australia and the club look forward to giving Gillett more responsibility as the years go on.
â€œIt shows the regard he has for the club, but also exhibits just how much the Broncos want to make Matt a part of our future,” added White.
â€œHe is part of a group of young leaders at our club that are very important to us as we move forward.
â€œWe congratulate him and his young family on this announcement, and look forward to watching him grow and develop over the coming years.â€