is reporting that former second-rower Alex Glenn is feeling rejuvenated after being moved to the centre position this year and is expecting to remain a Bronco after this season.

The 31-year-old has played four of his last six matches in the backs and is set to line up on Parramatta's Waqa Blake on Friday night after returning from a short-term knee injury last week.

"I tell you what, my shoulders are enjoying it. I am making a lot less tackles. I think I only made three last week. I am getting out of bed thinking I am younger,” Glenn said of his new role.

"I enjoy the challenge that has been put in front of me. When I first came here I was in the outside backs but when you get a bit older you tend to move towards the front, but I have been going the other way around so I am a bit of a Benjamin Button at the moment."

On Thursday, Brisbane head coach Anthony Seibold confirmed the club have tabled a two-year deal for Glenn, with the 256-gamer keen on staying at Red Hill.

Glenn is yet to see to final details of the deal on offer but is hopeful of securing a two-year deal, admitting the uncertainty around his future has been testing for him and his family.

"They have said they wanted me for two years but my manager has to come to an agreement with the club, on the years and the salary as well. I have a family to feed and put a roof over so when the contracts come in front we will make our decision from there," Glenn said.

"I don’t want  a one-year [deal]. I don’t want to be doing this next year.

"Mentally it does take a lot out of you and I am just lucky that I have been around the game a long time and I can deal with that sort of stuff, but my other half... she is stressing out because she doesn’t know where we are going.

"The past two or three weeks my manager has been working hard with the club and it is looking promising but at the end of the day we have to wait until the contract is put on the table first and we will make a decision, but I am confident I will be here next year."

With Matt Gillet making a strong return from injury alongside David Fifita in the back row, Glenn's versatility has been crucial for the Broncos.

"In my debut years I was that utility role on the bench. I was playing hooker some games and wing," Glenn said.

"I have always had that versatility and with my touch background I have always had those hand skills. I'm not big but I have speed. I’d back myself to play anywhere on the field, just not front row."

Glenn is excited about Brisbane's future and is hoping that he can play a part in the club's push for premiership success.

"If you look at our squad and the way we were playing at the start of the year to now, we are a lot more persistent. That is a hard thing with a young squad. You have to build consistency and that is what we struggled with at the start,” Glenn said.

"Our game against the Cowboys in round two we were outstanding and it was a bit of a rollercoaster from there, but the last two months we have been building, getting consistency and back-to-back wins.

"The future is looking very promising for our club with these boys learning very quick.

"I think (a premiership) is very close if we can keep all our boys that we’ve had this year.

"That has been my mindset my whole career, to try and build this team and get that premiership.

"We came close in 2015  and I do believe we can get there soon, if not this year. That is going to be on my mind when I think of contracts.

"A premiership ring is going to look good on my hand and feel good for myself but I have to put a roof over my family’s head and that is all that matters to me at the moment."

The Broncos are currently in eighth place, sitting just one point ahead of the Tigers and Panthers, who are ninth and tenth respectively.


  1. The Broncoes have treated him like crap and everytime he plays he’s been great. They have Gillet Fifita and Pangai Jr who all want to play second row and they are only going to pay him peanuts. He should jump ship and join someone like the Cowboys and push them into the top 8 next year and run it in their face

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