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Broncos Lure Bennett, Waqa a Raider & Granville Heads North

A few signings in the National Rugby League have been revealed this week, all for the 2015 season and beyond.

At the Brisbane Broncos, they have sacked Head Coach Anthony Griffin from the final year of his contract, meaning he will finish up at the end of 2014. In comes former coach Wayne Bennett, who ends a patchy reign at the Newcastle Knights, guiding them to the 2013 preliminary final, but the side largely disappointed in 2012 and thus far in 2014. Bennett of course was the inaugural Broncos coach in 1988 and they dominated the 1990’s winning premierships in 1992-93, 97 (Super League) and 1998 in the united NRL. They also won in 2000 and 2006 taking Bennett’s tally to an impressive six titles between 1988-2008. The club also made the finals every season, quite an effort in the modern game.

Elsewhere, the Canberra Raiders finally signed someone after coming close to bringing Kevin Proctor and James Tedesco to the club. They have added impressive Melbourne Storm winger Sisa Waqa to their roster for the next two seasons. Waqa, 27, represented Fiji at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and has played 60 games for the Storm, scoring 35 tries.

In another signing revealed today, the North Queensland Cowboys have signed promising Brisbane Broncos hooker Jake Granville to a two year deal. Granville, 25, made his NRL debut for the Broncos in round 13, 2013, and has played six games in 2014.

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