OFFICIAL Carrigan signs until 2028



Champion lock forward Pat Carrigan will be a Bronco until at least the end of the 2028 season. The Wally Lewis Medal winner for Queensland's player of the series in last year's Origin triumph was already signed with the Broncos to the end 2024 - and he has now committed to a four-year extension in a huge show of faith in the club.

The 25-year-old's stellar form last season also saw him make his Kangaroos debut and go on to win the World Cup in England, his 2022 heroics all the more remarkable considering he was returning from a knee reconstruction that required a gruelling nine-month rehabilitation. During his breakout 2022 season, Carrigan averaged a huge 150 running metres (61 of those post-contact) and 32 tackles per game, as well as 21 tackle breaks and 19 offloads. A key member of Brisbane's Leadership Group and graduate of the Broncos Academy, Carrigan joins a host of teammates to commit to the club long-term.

Kev Walters:

"This is a great day for the Broncos because Pat embodies what we are about as a club and he is at the heart of what we are building here together. He has grown as a player through our club's Academy system, going on to captain our NYC team before graduating to the NRL squad and building into the player that he is today - and the impressive thing is that all he wants to do is continue to improve. We were all incredibly proud of what Pat achieved last year because we all saw how hard he worked to come back from serious injury, it was an inspiration to all of us here at the Broncos. He is a key part of everything we do and to have him commit to the Broncos for another four years is really special - I'm really excited for what lies ahead for both Pat and for everyone at our club.”​

Carrigan:


"I love this club and I could never imagine leaving - we are building something special here together and I wanted to make a long-term commitment to be a part of that. A lot of us guys have been through the tough times together and now we are starting to show signs of what we can do if we work hard and work for each other. I'm here for the long haul and I'm excited about what we can achieve together over the years ahead.”​
 
Sproj

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I'm not even sure what was wrong with my comments at the time but hey, hindsight certainly shows he DID become not just a good player but one of the best in the league...so maybe Piakura will be the next to explode. And in the video of Patty's extension announcement, Piakura actually looks happy.
 
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If this doesnt give the boys some confidence, knowing their captain in waiting has commtted, theyre pretty fickle.
He has to be the best all round player ive seen at this club, on and off the field. And with haas beside him we must have one of (if not THE) best front row combinations in the league.
 
McHunt

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At the risk of reading something out of nothing, what does Selwyn's body language say to you here (after Kevvie finishes his announcement):

 
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At the risk of reading something out of nothing, what does Selwyn's body language say to you here (after Kevvie finishes his announcement):


When I watched this yesterday i was thinking he looked pretty ambivalent. On a second viewing though I can see he is clapping his hands and he does turn to acknowledge Pat. I think Cobbs is just Cobbs a very laid back dude. This also shows in his footy. When he stuffs up big time, instead of going into his shell he just continues on as if nothing happened. He's prolly cheering on the inside.
 
McHunt

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It is but its Badel and given he literally in the last few hours wrote we were a good chance of losing Patty, forgive me for thinking he has absolutely no idea as usual.
I chalked this one up as a rare win for Badel. He needed one. This is what he predicted:

"Brisbane recruitment-and-retention chiefs are mindful of the interest in Carrigan and are certain to begin extension talks to ensure the workhorse of the Broncos pack does not follow Farnworth and Flegler at the Red Hill exits."​
I don't understand this though given the Nov 1 restrictions:

"Craig Bellamy’s Storm and Ricky Stuart’s Raiders were among the clubs that had formally expressed interest in Carrigan, along with two Sydney-based clubs."​
 
BroncosFever

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At the risk of reading something out of nothing, what does Selwyn's body language say to you here (after Kevvie finishes his announcement):



I'm no body language expert but it should be blatantly obvious to everyone by now that Selwyn is an introvert, he gets shy when the camera is on him and he sees himself on the big screen ffs.
 
theshed

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At the risk of reading something out of nothing, what does Selwyn's body language say to you here (after Kevvie finishes his announcement):


I don’t usually talk about this but I’m an expert in body language and can tell exactly what going through Selwyn’s mind:

turtle GIF
 
broncos4life

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At the risk of reading something out of nothing, what does Selwyn's body language say to you here (after Kevvie finishes his announcement):


He is probably wondering why do they say the refrigerator is running when it doesn't go anywhere and thinking "I hope no weirdo **** watches this video trying to analyze 3 seconds of film to stir up bullshit".
 
McHunt

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What I imagine happened is conversation between Pat and his manager after signing.

Pat: oh, did you remember to tell Badel not to run with those stories we gave him that were going to bump up our asking price if the club didn’t offer enough?

Pat’s manager: uh…
I don't think the club needed help figuring out every other club would take him and what they might be willing to pay.
 
McHunt

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I'm no body language expert but it should be blatantly obvious to everyone by now that Selwyn is an introvert, he gets shy when the camera is on him and he sees himself on the big screen ffs.
Hopefully. But the still waters ran deeper when we last heard him speak his mind.

I prefer Walsh and Reynolds' reaction. Screams to me they intend to hang around as well.
 
IceWorks

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You can see from that defensive effort in the first game that the vibe (technical term) is decent.

Only takes one person to be shirking to let in a try or three and that's all it takes.. which was our problem in previous years, mainly from the senior players as well.
 
Mr Fourex

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I chalked this one up as a rare win for Badel. He needed one. This is what he predicted:

"Brisbane recruitment-and-retention chiefs are mindful of the interest in Carrigan and are certain to begin extension talks to ensure the workhorse of the Broncos pack does not follow Farnworth and Flegler at the Red Hill exits."​

Your mate Petey is a regular Nostradamus ... eh?

groan..... 🙄
 

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