The Brisbane Broncos got their man, and that man is newly released Melbourne Storm half Brodie Croft.
Being granted that release allowed the Broncos to sign Croft on a three-year deal.
Croft will join Junior Kangaroos teammates David Fifita and Thomas Flegler at the club.
With 39 games to date and still only 22, there is room to grow but the potential is there and that excites coach Anthony Seibold.
“We are bringing Brodie home to Queensland and giving him the opportunity to represent our club and the club he grew up supporting,” said Seibold.
“Brodie has performed at an elite level throughout the various stages of his development and even as recent as last month represented the Junior Kangaroos under-23s team.”
Having played in the 2018 NRL grand final and maturing as a player, Seibold believes Croft is ready for the next step.
“I believe Brodie is ready to step up as a leader and key position player at the Broncos after learning his craft in Melbourne,” the Broncos head coach continued.
“He experienced a Grand Final in 2018 and is at an age where he is ready to lead a team around the park.
“Brodie gives us depth in the halfback position and he, Anthony Milford and Tom Dearden are players we believe can have a strong influence in what we do in season 2020 and beyond.”
Broncos CEO Paul White also chimed in on Croft’s arrival.
“Brodie comes from a good system and has played a few seasons of NRL football and that is important for our club,” said White.
“Brodie wants to be a Bronco and is a proud Queenslander – and we are really happy to be able to be bring him home.”