Brisbane prop Matt Lodge joins New Zealand Warriors

Drew Darbyshire

New Zealand Warriors have signed prop Matt Lodge from Brisbane with immediate effect on a deal until the end of 2022.

The 26-year-old, who started his NRL career for Wests Tigers, made 65 appearances for the Broncos since 2018.

Warriors coach Nathan Brown said: “Matt will add more experience and real size to further boost our front-row resources.

“We like what he has to offer us as a big body in the middle of the park with his ability to play big minutes and his impressive work rate. He’ll be a great addition to our squad.”