Andre Savelio to join Brisbane Broncos from Warrington
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 11/07/17 10:57am
Warrington forward Andre Savelio will play for England coach Wayne Bennett next season after signing a two-year contract with Brisbane Broncos.
The 22-year-old back-rower clearly caught the eye of Bennett during the Wolves' shock 27-18 win over the Broncos in the World Club Series in February.
Savelio will see out the rest of his contract with Warrington as they battle for their survival in Super League before linking up with Bennett's men and joining the likes of Sam Burgess and James Graham in the NRL.
"I have spoken to Brisbane a few times and I just thought now was the time as I feel more than ready to do it," he said.
"A lot of English forwards have done well in the NRL, so it was always something I had thought about.
"And I always thought the Broncos would be the team I wanted to go to if I did do it.
"Now I am just excited to get down there."
Savelio made his Super League debut for St Helens in 2014 at the age of 19 but last season went out on loan to Castleford, for whom he made seven appearances, and subsequently joined Warrington on a 12-month deal.
Broncos chief executive Paul White said: "Andre is a strong young forward and we have seen first-hand what he can do on the field in England.
"He is an exciting young prospect that will add depth to our forward stocks.
"We welcome Andre into the Broncos' family and look forward to him joining the club at the conclusion of his commitments this season."