AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 04: Brodie Croft of the Storm beats the tackle of Jordan Rankin of the Tigers during the 2017 Auckland Nines match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Eden Park on February 4, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

The Broncos "will be signing" rising Storm playmaker Brodie Croft, according to Fox Sports' James Hooper.

Brisbane is looking to rebuild their side following a horror loss to Parramatta in the opening week of the finals, with a particular focus on the spine.

Anthony Seibold struggled to cement his halves this year, rotating through a number of players, with Darius Boyd reportedly set to shift from five-eighth into the centres.

And Croft has emerged as a key target according to Hooper, despite being under contract next season.

“I’ll tell you who the Broncos will be signing as a playmaker, it will be Brodie Croft,” Hooper told NRL 360 on Fox League.

“I’m genuinely of the belief that it will be Brodie Croft who goes into the Broncos’ system and takes control of that side next year.”

The Australian’s
 Brent Read added: “He’s the only bloke they’re looking at right now.

“They haven’t yet (found the space for him in the salary cap).”


  1. The will have the cap to sign him once Bird and McCullough leave, whilst still having enough to bring Oates back.

  2. Croft is alright he seems really similar to Deardon and OSullivan and the rest. They need a ball runner than has a kicking game also. Don’t think Croft is there man.

    They are better off trying to get Lachlan Lewis from the Doggies

  3. Croft is signed till 2020. I don’t think Storm will release him unless Broncos offer something in return. Example, Fifita or another Forward.

  4. They might just need the cap space. It looks like Pappy, Hughes and NAS would be in for an upgrade in the off season but we will see.

  5. Hey Rhys..
    Don’t know about McCullough, but where’s Bird going if no one wants to sign him? No interest for him out there. They may be stuck with both of them?

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