World News – AU – Jack Bird’s $ 950,000 Broncos’ nightmare ends with Sydney change confirmed


The 25-year-old picked his option to play with the Broncos next season, but the club opted to release him and take his salary weight on the pounds, apparently just under $ 1million dollars per season

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Brisbane will have to contribute part of his salary next year, but this will free up some space for new coach Kevin Walters to start reviewing the roster

Pete Badel, of the Courier Mail, first reported on Friday morning that the Broncos had given Bird « permission to leave », while Triple M’s Ben Dobbin reported the utility would sign with the Dragons today ‘hui

They were right; Bird has been confirmed as a St George Illawarra player on a two-year contract

« It’s great to see Jack come back to the Dragons with him being a local junior as well as his abilities as a player, » said Ben Haran, general manager of Dragons football.

Break: Broncos clear Jack Bird to leave as he prepares to sign new Dragons contract Full story @cmail_sport

Strong Mail from Sydney this morning that Jack Bird will be signing with @NRL_Dragons today @brisbanebroncos not commenting But mail is Red V has to tick a few boxes and Bird will be a Dragon in 2021 @TripleMBrisbane @TripleM_NRL @RushHourBris @ 9NewsQueensland

Bird has had a horror run with injuries since arriving at Red Hill After overcoming a sternum injury, he suffered an ACL rupture twice in 10 months His most recent was in training just two days before the first round this year

The Courier Mail reports Bird passed a medical test with the Dragons this week and new coach Anthony Griffin sees him as an option in centers or at the back

Broncos legend and board member Darren Lockyer says the club will not stop Bird from making a deal with the Dragons

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« We would love to keep Jack but he missed a lot of football and missed his family for being away from them and getting injured, » Lockyer told the Courier Mail

« If he did a medical exam with the Dragons, I don’t know the outcome

« Jack is under contract with us for next year, but he hasn’t had much luck at the Broncos and if he wants to change clubs we won’t stand in his way »

It will be a kind of homecoming for Bird who spent his under-20s with the Dragons before signing with the Sharks

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World News – AU – The Broncos’ nightmare Jack Bird’s $ 950,000 ends as Sydney change confirmed



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