Brisbane Broncos have confirmed the signing of Reece Walsh from New Zealand Warriors on a three-year deal.
He will make the move for the 2023 NRL season, signing until at least the end of 2025.
Walsh, 19, made his debut in Round Seven last season and has made 30 appearances to date. He has racked up 10 tries, 19 try assists and 21 line breaks. He’s also slotted 58 goals at 76 per cent accuracy.
The news follows New Zealand Warriors’ signing of Canberra Raiders full-back Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad from next season.
It will be a return for the talented full-back, who first joined Brisbane’s academy as a 13-year-old. In 2021, he joined the NRL squad on a development contract. However, he made the mid-season switch to New Zealand Warriors that same season. He made his debut for the Warriors against Melbourne Storm.
Boss Kevin Walters on Reece Walsh return
Broncos Coach Kevin Walters said: “Reece’s return is great news for everyone at the Broncos and for all our supporters and members – we’ll get him back home next year.
“He’s a terrific young footballer and someone who has always belonged in Brisbane so it’s fantastic that he is coming back to where he belongs.
“Reece came through the Broncos system from a young age and the club has always considered him to be one of our most promising talents.
“He returns to us with some great NRL experience under his belt and rejoins the club at a time when we are forging something special.
“A number of other emerging players who’ve come through the Broncos system have also committed long-term to the club in recent times and it’s great that Reece has chosen to do the same.”