Brodie Croft was dropped from the Melbourne Storm’s 17 man squad heading into the 2019 NRL finals series due to a dip in form. It was a bold move by head coach Craig Bellamy and one that would leave the masses asking if Brodie Croft had a future at the Storm at the time.
Not too long after the Brisbane Broncos were seeking a new halfback to steer the side around the field with the aim of taking the club back to their glory days.
In move that had plenty of doubters, they soon found their man in Brodie Croft.
The perception of many at the time was that the Broncos needed an experienced game controlling halfback. This led to many people scratching their heads when they signed the 22-year-old half who had only played 39 NRL games that was recently demoted by his former club.
Not to say there wasn’t a positive reaction either, many people believed that this was the move Croft needed to be able to flourish and play his natural game. There were just many sceptics questioning whether the Broncos had made the correct signing.
Fast forward to today and after only one game the Broncos halfback is already changing people’s opinion of him after putting in a great performance against North Queensland in front of around 25,000 people at the Cowboys new stadium. He guided his team to victory and proved he is capable of controlling a football team.
Brisbane play a more free flowing style of rugby league than the very structured Melbourne Storm do and so far it seems to suit the young Queenslanders game better.
Time will tell if Anthony Seibold picked the right man for the job but he seems to have made the right choice.