BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20: Matt Gillett of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 20 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on July 20, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane Broncos back-rower Matt Gillett has today announced his re-signing with the club on a four-year deal, making the veteran a one-club player.

“I’d just like to announce that I’ve signed a four-year deal and I’l be staying here as a Bronco,” Gillett toldĀ Broncos Live.

“That will take me out til I’m 34 so I’m very excited about that. the club’s done me a good deed and looked after me for sure.”

There have been murmurs earlier in the season that Gillett had already re-signed, and the 29-year old emphasised how much of a process sorting out a long-term contract can be.

“Obviously contracts take a bit of time and (news) papers like to speculate and stuff like that and do their job. But today’s the announcement that I’ll be staying on for another four years.

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“Being a one-club player at the Broncos is a very special thing to do and I’m more than happy to be staying here and spend the rest of my career here as a Bronco.

“It’s a great thing for my family too that supports close by and I’m looking forward to the next four years.

Gillett has currently totalled 180 games for the club after making his debut in 2010.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Waste of cap space in my opinion. While Gillett can come up with a big hit now and then, it doesn’t compensate for the number of tackles he misses (a shocking average of 4 a game over the past two seasons) and his lack of run metre (a disappointing average of 87 metres per match, for an 80 minute player). I really hope the Broncos don’t lose Oates, Lodge and Pangai Jnr because of the amount of cap space tied up in the likes of persistent undetperformers Gillett, Glenn, Bird and McCullough.

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