BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 21: Patrick Carrigan of the Broncos looks to pass the ball during the round 15 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on August 21, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

The Brisbane Broncos have edged out the Dolphins for the services of Patrick Carrigan, re-signing the forward on a new two-year deal.

The contract will see Carrigan remain at the Broncos until at least the end of the 2024 season.

It had been widely reported that Carrigan was one of the key targets for the Dolphins, who enter the competition from the 2023 season.

Carrigan is touted as a future captain of both his club and country, and while the lock forward missed much of the 2021 season after an ACL injury, he is still seen as a critical part of the Broncos' future plans.

A joint winner of the Paul Morgan Medal at the Broncos for player of the year in 2020, Carrigan seemed a shoe in to make his Queensland State of Origin debut in 2021 before his season came to an abrupt end in Round 9.

He has played a total of 46 games for the Broncos, and Ben Ikin said that he was very happy Carrigan would stay at the club.

“I’m very happy Pat chose to extend his stay at the Brisbane Broncos - he’s been in our system for a long time and is highly regarded by everyone at the club," Ikin said.

"Pat’s a quality player and a great leader, and we’re lucky to have him.”

Carrigan will move back into the middle third to start the 2022 season alongside Payne Haas and Thomas Flegler, with Adam Reynolds joining the side to run the show in the halves.