NRL Rd 12 - Tigers v Warriors
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Billy Walters of the Tigers runs the ball during the round 12 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the New Zealand Warriors at the Sydney Cricket Ground on July 31, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The Brisbane Broncos are set to confirm the signing of Wests utility Billy Walters, the son of coach Kevin.

The Tigers are set to announce the deal in the coming days, with 7News Brisbane reporting the father-son duo will come into effect for the 2021 season.

Walters' arrival will be met with great optimism at Red Hill, with the 26-year-old set to add depth to the Broncos' playmaking stocks.

Star five-eighth Anthony Milford is facing a race against the clock to make Brisbane's Round 1 clash after requiring surgery on a fractured hand, with Walters set to assist in Milford's absence.

Walters has played 10 NRL matches since making his debut with Melbourne in 2019, moving to Concord the following season where he played eight matches.

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  1. There’s no way Milford stays. His 1mil a season deal finishes at the end of the year and the club has already backed Deardon as the main focal point and future of the halves.

    With the injuries at fullback I wouldn’t be surprised to see Milford move back to the number 1 jersey, with Walters at 6. That’s the only way he hangs around.
    I’d have Staggs and Niu in the centres, resign Coates and let there be a battle for the other wing spot between Farnworth, Issako and Oates. I’d lean towards letting Oates walk, free up some cash, plus the other two are both decent goal kickers and the Broncos lack goal kickers so that adds value.

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