Brisbane Broncos have boosted their stocks by re-signing five young guns who are set to lead them into the future.
Queensland and Australia winger Jharal Yow Yeh, New Zealand Kiwis forward Alex Glenn, hooker Andrew McCullough, playmaker Ben Hunt and forward Dave Hala have all extended their contracts at the club.
Broncos chief executive Paul White hailed the announcement as a “great day” for the Broncos.
“We’re absolutely thrilled that they have all signed upgraded and extended contracts with our club,” White said.
“These players are a large part of the core of the talent we have developed, and that we believe will take us into the next chapter of success for the Broncos.”
Brisbanecoach Anthony Griffin was particularly pleased as Yow Yeh, Glenn, McCullough and Hunt were all members of the Brisbane Toyota Cup team he guided to the 2008 grand final.
“The club has worked hard to give these guys the opportunity to play NRL football, and they have proven their ability to compete in the best rugby league competition in the world,” he said.
Yow Yeh, Glenn and McCullough have wach signed a three-year contract extension until the end of 2015.
Hala has re-signed until the end of 2014, while Hunt, who is the leading contender to take retired great Darren Lockyer’s No.6 jersey, has signed a one-year extension until the end 2013.
by Buford Balony