Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce that Brisbane Broncos halfback Brodie Croft has signed on a two-year deal.
The Red Devils had competition for Croft’s signature but the 24-year-old has chosen Salford as his new home and will arrive at the end of the year.
The Australian made his NRL professional debut in 2016 for Melbourne Storm, where he spent three years in the halves before moving to Brisbane Broncos in 2019.
Croft won the World Club Challenge with Melbourne in 2018 and was part of the Storm side that made the NRL Grand Final that year.
Croft has featured quite predominantly for the Broncos since his debut in 2020 and will bring with him into Richard Marshall’s squad some valuable experience despite still being quite young.
On signing for Salford, Croft said: “I’m super excited about this opportunity to join the Red Devils. Rich (Richard Marshall) has been very thorough and bold with the ambitions going forward at the club and I cannot wait to get started. My partner Safina, son Haris and myself are looking forward to moving at the end of the year to begin this new journey together!
I’m also really looking forward to meeting the Salford faithful next season, who I’ve heard are some of the loudest and most passionate fans in the league. I see the restrictions have just lifted in the UK, which is great news! It would be great to see as many people in the stands again as possible, to help the club come out of the pandemic together and finish the year strong both on and off the field.”
Speaking on the acquisition of Croft, Salford Red Devils head coach Richard Marshall said: “We’re delighted to get Brodie over the line as he’s been a player we’ve been working on for a while now.
Brodie has consistently competed at the top level in the NRL and he will add further quality in the halves for us. Despite his talent, he is still quite young so he will only develop and improve.
Having spoken to Brodie at length, he is looking forward to coming over to represent the Red Devils. He will certainly improve our squad and his attention to detail and knowledge of our team is impressive already.”
Director of rugby and operations Ian Blease played a pivotal role in bringing Croft to Salford, and added: “Brodie coming to the Red Devils is up there with any singing in recent times for this club. It has taken a long period of time to get this deal done but I am so pleased to get a player of Brodies quality and class officially across the line.
“Brodie can come to the Red Devils and enjoy his rugby league again. He is still only a young halfback and after speaking with him over the last few weeks, he has the determination to come to the club and push us on with our ambition. It will be tremendous to see him don the Red Devils shirt next season and beyond.”
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