Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Salford Red Devils coach Richard Marshall has confirmed that the club has signed Brisbane Broncos halfback Brodie Croft to a two-year deal that will commence next season.
Croft was contracted to the Broncos for 2022 but will be released by the reigning wooden spooners at the end of this year.
Rumours surrounding the 24-year-old’s future began to spiral when it was reported that Brisbane had been shopping him around to multiple Super League clubs.
“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,” said Croft
“My partner Safina, son Haris and myself are looking forward to moving at the end of the year to begin this new journey together.”
When Brisbane announced the signing of Adam Reynolds earlier this season, it became evident that Croft’s intended role as the half to lead the Broncos back to their glory days was likely coming to an end.
Then the Broncos recently announced the re-signing of Tyson Gamble which all but meant the club was ready to move on from Croft.
During his time at the Broncos, Croft played 26 games which included six wins and 20 losses where he would score two tries, notch up four try assists and average 179.77 kicking metres per game.
At the time of writing, Salford currently sits in 10th place on the Super League table with four wins and 11 losses, a far cry from the side that made the Grand Final just two years ago.
In 2018, a young Jackson Hastings arrived at Salford after failing to live up to the hype in the NRL, and turned the Red Devils into a competition heavyweight during his time at the club and won the Man of Steel
Thus far Croft’s story has followed a similar path, and the Dalby born half will be hoping that his time at Salford is just as successful.