Brisbane Broncos NRL winger Denan Kemp has signed a short term contract with the Australian Rugby Union to switch codes and could make his international Sevens debut in the IRB World Series next month.
A week after being left devastated when negotiations fell through with Super Rugby newcomers Melbourne Rebels – who’ve since signed Wallaby star Kurtley Beale – the 23-year-old speedster Kemp will head to Sydney on Sunday to join Michael O’Connor’s Australia’s Sevens squad which the chance of cracking the national Sevens side.
“I’ve agreed to terms terms with the ARU,” Kemp told AAP on Thursday.
“I’ll be heading to Sydney on Sunday to join the Australian Sevens squad and have talks with a number Super 15 clubs about next season.
“I’ll tour with them (the Sevens squad) to places like Dubai, Scotland, London while I learn the game.
“We’re in talks with other Super 15 clubs at the moment to get a head start on the next year.
“I’m pretty excited.
“It would be pretty awesome if I could put on an Australian jersey.”
Meanwhile, Kemp dismissed rumours of any bad blood with Broncos team mate Josh McGuire who broke his nose while playing for Norths during a Queensland Cup game at the weekend.