Justin Hodges has taken star billing this week but Brisbane NRL coach Anthony Griffin is equally excited by the low-key re-signing of youngster Dale Copley.
While Hodges’ three-year deal was announced to a packed media conference in the club’s boardroom on Wednesday, Copley’s new two-year arrangement was worked out with far less fanfare by Griffin and Broncos operations manager Andrew Gee.
“We’ve got Dale and Dunamis Lui as well as Hodgo, so it’s been a pretty good week for us,” said rookie Griffin, already preparing for life after Darren Lockyer.
“We’re continuing to build from within and we see big futures for both those boys.
“Dale is a big boy, he’s still growing. He’s up to 96 kilos and he could still play under-20s.
“He’s still a baby in football terms.”