Broncos confirm signing of Andre Savelio

The Brisbane Broncos have today confirmed the signing of exciting young British forward Andre Savelio.

The 22-year-old Warrington player will join the Broncos on a two-year contract at the end of this English Super League season.

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Savelio actually played against the Broncos in the World Club Series earlier this year, scoring a try in Warrington’s upset victory.

Broncos’ chief executive Paul White said he would be a welcome addition to the Broncos.

“Andre is a strong young forward and we have seen first-hand what he can do on the field in England,” said White.

“He is an exciting young prospect that will add depth to our forward stocks.

“We welcome Andre into the Broncos’ family and look forward to him joining the club at the conclusion of his commitments this season.”

A former England under-16s and under-18s player, Savelio has played 63 matches for famed English clubs St Helens, Castleford and Warrington in the English Super League and other competitions since debuting as a 19-year-old.

He will now follow in the footsteps of current English forwards Sam Burgess and James Graham, who have forged a path in the NRL.

Savelio said he was equipped to make the transition to the NRL.

“I have spoken to Brisbane a few times and I just thought now was the time as I feel more than ready to do it,” he said.

“A lot of English forwards have done well in the NRL, so it was always something I had thought about.

“And I always thought the Broncos would be the team I wanted to go to if I did do it.

“Now I am just excited to get down there.”

Brisbane Broncos 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains: Jack Bird (Cronulla Sharks, 2021), Andre Savelio (Warrington Wolves, 2019)
2018 Losses: Keegan Hipgrave (Gold Coast Titans), Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons), Tautau Moga (Newcastle Knights)
Re-Signed: Alex Glenn (2019), Andrew McCullough (2021), Josh McGuire (2021), David Mead (2018), Anthony Milford (2021), Kodi Nikorima (2020), Corey Oates (2018), Joe Ofahengaue (2019)
Off Contract 2017: Jai Arrow, Adam Blair, Joe Boyce, Darius Boyd, Mitchell Dodds, Salesi Funaki, Jordan Kahu, Benji Marshall, Francis Molo, Jonus Pearson, James Roberts, Marion Seve, Travis Waddell

4 COMMENTS

    • E’se’ese and Arrow will be leaving the Broncos, Ofenhague is currently quite on the pecking order. Plus Ofenhague is a prop, Savelio is a 2nd rower

  1. It would be a royal screw up from the Broncos if they manage to lose both Ese Ese and Ofahengaue. They along with McGuire have been the Broncos most productive forwards this season in both attack and defence. Don’t really get the Broncos wasting cap space on Savelio. From what I understand he is a bit of a defensive liability and his go forward is average. Wasted cap space is my first reaction.

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