The West Tigers have released Kiwi international Adam Blair to join the Broncos.
Tigers management released Four Nations winning forward Adam Blair from the final year of his contract to join the Brisbane Broncos on a three year deal.
The 28-year-old has spent the last three years with the joint venture club after joining them from the Melbourne Storm in 2012.
Blair will be a key player in Wayne Bennett’s new team as the super coach looks to revamp the Broncos playing list.
Bennett has already managed to shed five players from the Broncos’ side and has also secured some new young recruit signings.
Broncos CEO Paul White said that Blair will bring invaluable experience to a rebuilding Broncos’ squad.
“He has enormous experience at both NRL and representative level, and will bring toughness and leadership to the Broncos squad.”
With changes being made across the Broncos playing list, there has been talk that the Broncos will be a forced to be reckoned with and are potential premiership contenders.
Blair has played 192 games during his NRL career and has scored nine tries. He was also a member of the New Zealand team that won the 2008 rugby league World Cup. – David Telefoni
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