Here’s our look at the 2015 Key Signings for Brisbane Broncos.
Major news out of the Brisbane Broncos camp today is the long-term injury to Darius Boyd. Boyd was expected to feature as a key signing in the number one jumper for the Broncos in 2015. Today he ruptured his Achilles tendon during training with surgery expected early next week.
This is a huge blow for the Broncos who splashed out big on Boyd who is set to miss up to nine months. Luckily Anthony Milford can fill the void left by the Australian and Queensland representative.
1. Anthony Milford
Signing with the Broncos in 2013, Anthony Milford has now completed his move to Red Hill. The twenty year old is very much following the path of Ben Barba with the potential to change the game. Like Barba there will be a high expectation of immediate success as the Broncos look to end their premiership drought. At times we saw what he was capable at the Raiders. Now playing at a bigger club it will be interesting to see how he adapts to the Broncos game plan. I suspect early he may struggle but will end up being an overall benefit for the club.
2. Adam Blair
Adam Blair will be looking to recapture the form that saw him part of a successful Melbourne Storm team between 2006 and 2011. Blair struggled with the Wests Tigers in the past three seasons despite appearing in all but one match over that time. The move to Brisbane will see him become part of a strong and experienced forward pack boasting the likes of Sam Thiaday, Corey Parker and Josh Maguire.
3. Greg Eden
Another English Super League player is set to give the National Rugby League a go. The twenty-four year old has played with Castleford, Huddersfield and Hull KR in his seven seasons of playing Super League. He’s made fifty-eight appearances scoring twenty-seven tries. He normally plays fullback. With Darius Boyd out for an extended period he could get an early start if Anthony Milford takes on the five-eighth role this season. Justin Hodges most likely will stay in the centres as he could be a risk at the back being too slow. This is one big step up in class for the new Broncos recruit.