Salford land Brisbane half-back Brodie Croft

Salford have signed Brisbane half-back Brodie Croft on a two-year deal from the 2022 season.

The 24-year-old has made 65 NRL appearances for Melbourne Storm and Brisbane since making his first-grade debut in 2016.

Croft will play out the rest of the NRL season with the Broncos before making the move to England at the end of the year.

Salford coach Richard Marshall said: “We’re delighted to get Brodie over the line as he’s been a player we’ve been working on for a while now.

“Brodie has consistently competed at the top level in the NRL and he will add further quality in the halves for us. Despite his talent he is still quite young so he will only develop and improve.

“Having spoken to Brodie at length, he is looking forward to coming over to represent the Red Devils. He will certainly improve our squad and his attention to detail and knowledge of our team is impressive already.”

Croft said: “I’m super excited about this opportunity to join the Red Devils. Rich (Richard Marshall) has been very thorough and bold with the ambitions going forward at the club and I cannot wait to get started.

“My partner Safina, son Haris and myself are looking forward to moving at the end of the year to begin this new journey together.

“I’m also really looking forward to meeting the Salford faithful next season, who I’ve heard are some of the loudest and most passionate fans in the league.

“I see the restrictions have just lifted in the UK, which is great news! It would be great to see as many people in the stands again as possible, to help the club come out of the pandemic together and finish the year strong both on and off the field.”

Croft won the World Club Challenge with Melbourne in 2018 and was part of the Storm side that made the NRL Grand Final that year.

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