UPDATE @ 10:45am
Broncos captain Darius Boyd will finish his career at Brisbane after signing a new contract which will keep him at the club for the next four seasons.
The fullback debuted for the Broncos as an 18-year-old and is grateful to finish his career where it began.
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“This club means so much to me,” Boyd said.
“I’m fortunate to be captain of a club that is one of the best in Australian sport.”
Boyd says alongside his playing duties, he’ll use his time at the club to help transition into life after football, in particular, focusing on helping people with mental health illnesses.
“I’m passionate about good mental health practices and this contract gives me the chance to further that work through the Broncos,” he said.
— Brisbane Broncos (@brisbanebroncos) October 26, 2017
EARLIER @ 9:00am
Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd is expected to announce he’ll re-sign with the Broncos in a contract which should ensure he’ll finish his NRL career at the club.
The deal is expected to be announced at a news conference at Red Hill this morning.
Boyd has been in negotiations with the Broncos since March but has always looked likely to stay at Brisbane.
The Courier-Mail reports Boyd’s new contract will be worth around $750,000 per year for the next three or four years.
The 30-year-old fullback has had a rollercoaster 2017 season, breaking his thumb during Origin and battling a hamstring injury late in the season.
Despite this, Boyd produced some outstanding performances at club and representative level and was awarded Brisbane’s best back at their recent awards night.
His signing will likely be the end of a long retention drive by the Broncos who have re-signed Andrew McCullough, Alex Glenn, Josh McGuire, Corey Oates, Kodi Nikorima and Anothny Milford in the last six months.