Savelio learning from Parker

Andre Savelio says he has been learning a lot from club legend Corey Parker as he aims to make his Brisbane Broncos debut this weekend.

The 22-year-old is set to play his first game for the Broncos in the back-row against the CQ Capras on Saturday.

And the ex-St Helens, Castleford and Warrington ace says he has been learning a lot from former Broncos captain Parker.

He told NRL.com: “Corey has been in and around training at least once a week, sometimes twice, and when he talks – everyone listens.

“I certainly made sure I take in everything he has to say and I enjoy it whenever he takes a session.

“He takes most of the wrestling sessions, because obviously defence was a big part of his game. I’ve learned a lot from him already.”

And Parker is one of the players who Savelio always looked up to when growing up.

He told Joel Gould of NRL.com: “I’d always admired his toughness and the way he led by example.

“I’d watch his games and his work rate stood out to me. He was everywhere. He never seemed to tire which is quite a big ask for a guy who was an 8-minute loose forward from the moment he broke onto the scene until the back end of his career.”

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