Ipswich product Jake Turpin has joined the Brisbane Broncos from the Melbourne Storm.
The young hooker played under-20s with the Storm and Intrust Super Cup with the Sunshine Coast Falcons but is hoping to crack the NRL in Brisbane.
“It is definitely warmer than Melbourne,” he said.
“But it has been tough and everything I expected, I am just really happy to be at a great club like the Broncos.
“It is great being back home – mum and dad are only an hour away.”
Brisbane Broncos 2018 Player Movements
|2018 Gains: Jack Bird (Cronulla Sharks, 2021), Troy Dargan (Parramatta Eels, 2018), Matthew Lodge (2018), Patrick Mago (North Queensland Cowboys, 2018), Shaun Nona (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2018), Andre Savelio (Warrington Wolves, 2019), Sam Tagataese (Cronulla Sharks, 2018), Jake Turpin (Melbourne Storm, 2018)|
|2018 Losses: Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans), Adam Blair (New Zealand Warriors), Herman Ese'ese (Newcastle Knights), Keegan Hipgrave (Gold Coast Titans), Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons), Matiu Love-Henry (New Zealand Warriors), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers), David Mead (Catalan Dragons), Tautau Moga (Newcastle Knights), Francis Molo (North Queensland Cowboys)|
|Re-Signed: Darius Boyd (2021), George Fai (2019), Alex Glenn (2019), Jamayne Isaako (2018), Jordan Kahu (2020), Andrew McCullough (2021), Josh McGuire (2021), Anthony Milford (2021), Kodi Nikorima (2020), Corey Oates (2018), Joe Ofahengaue (2019), James Roberts (2021)|
|Off Contract 2018: Troy Dargan, Jamayne Isaako, Matthew Lodge, Patrick Mago, Shaun Nona, Corey Oates, Tom Opacic, Mosese Pangai, Tevita Pangai Junior, Korbin Sims, Jaydn Su'a, Sam Tagataese, Sam Thaiday, Jake Turpin|