BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Korbin Sims of the Broncos runs with the ball during the round seven NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium on April 20, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The Dragons have announced the signing of Broncos front-rower Korbin Sims on a three year deal.

Sims will join his brother Tariq at the Dragons in 2019, after two seasons at Brisbane following four years at Newcastle to begin his NRL career.

The 26-year-old has played 112 first grade games, and has 12 tries to his name.

St George Illawarra’s Director of Rugby League Pathways and List Management Ian Millward was thrilled to add Sims to the mix, and can’t wait to see Sims join up with the Dragons’ young forward pack.

“Korbin has some really good years in front of him. We believe he is coming into his prime, and he brings us some stability and experience as well as being a really good replacement for Leeson moving forward,” Millward told dragons.com.au.

“The club spoke to (Broncos coach) Wayne Bennett about Korbin, and he gave him a big rap as a person and coachable-wise, and where he sees him developing moving forward. We’re really pleased to get him on board.

“We have some really good emerging forwards that Korbin will help in their development too, like Luciano Leilua, Jacob Host, Josh Kerr, Jackson Ford, Reece Robson and the like.

“We know how close Korbin was to playing for Queensland, and he’s seen the advancement of (brother) Tariq to play Origin this season as well as Jack de Belin, Paul Vaughan and Tyson Frizell so we know he’s keen to follow in their footsteps.”

5 COMMENTS

  1. Unfortunate to see korbin go his footy really took off in the first couple of seasons at Brisbane but hasn’t been able to get that form back and cement that starting role he had. Broncos had to let him go to many young forwards coming up.

  2. Good signing. I’m hoping it brings out the best in both sims brothers. A bit of sibling rilvary. Question….. reports of Brett Morris coming back. I’m not sure if that’s a good idea or not. On one hand… I love a prodigal son story and out of BMoz and gypsey…I’d have BMoz ( gypsey has been great but I’d like to see him go before he starts to be really embarrassed in games )but I think I’d prefer to see Herbert, Periera ,Marsters or Lomax promoted. Any thoughts ??

  3. Port..gone to the Roosters. I am happy we did not go back over old ground. He would of helped for this year but beyond we need a quick outside back / winger who takes the line on not an ageing one.
    A lot of people crying out for a reserve grade back you mentioned above to come up and given a go. What I have seen of them in reserves playing in that vastly different level is errors and defensive deficiencies in their games..but sometimes when surrounded by better players that improves as well.
    Worth a shot but conservative McGregor wont do that. 5 minutes here or there wont help. Maybe from an other club..I would of liked for us to sign Smith from the Dogs or Beven French who was supposedly on the outer. We need 2 backs as McDonald or in fact Lafai or does not cut it for me bringing the ball back in our 20 and defensively

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