Melbourne Storm centre Brenko Lee has authoritatively signed with the Brisbane Broncos on a two-year contract set to begin next season.
The news comes after Lee was connected with a transition to Red Hill recently.
The 25-year-old joins Souths star Adam Reynolds in relocating north to Brisbane for 2022, as the club gets ready to head out in different directions from both Xavier Coates and Tom Dearden.
“Brenko provides plenty of experience and comes to us after a standout 2020 season,” Broncos coach Kevin Walters said of Lee’s signing.
“He is a Brisbane boy and a true Queenslander and he will fit right in here at the Broncos.
“The fact Brenko wants to join us, along with a lot of other players, shows that we are headed in the right direction.”
As per the Storm, Lee has decided to take the action north “to return closer to his family in Queensland”.
Brisbane will be Lee’s fifth NRL club, having been recently contracted at Canberra, Canterbury, Gold Coast and Melbourne.
He’s chalked up 67 NRL appearances since beginning his career at the Raiders in 2014.
Lee made his State of Origin debut in a year ago’s post-season series, banding together with Dane Gagai in the centres for Queensland’s Match III win.
Lee additionally showed up in Melbourne’s 2020 Grand Final-winning side, however a calf injury has held him back from running out with the Storm at all this season.
He is relied upon to be accessible for selection in round 14, yet the strong form of Melbourne centres Justin Olam and newcomer Reimis Smith may keep him from reemerging the 17.
Lee will would like to become a regular starter for the Broncos next season as the side plans ahead under new coach Kevin Walters.