Broncos hunt McGillvary

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Huddersfield Giants winger, Jermaine McGillvary, could be on his way out of the John Smith’s Stadium after reports suggest that England coach Wayne Bennett is interested in taking his powerhouse international winger on a full time basis.

The 29-year-old try scorer is contracted to the Huddersfield Giants for 2018, but it is understood that a transfer or player swap could still take place which would send McGillvary over to the Brisbane Broncos outfit before the season begins.

McGillvary has been over the whitewash more than 100 times for his club and has 10 tries in 12 appearances for his country after an exceptional World Cup campaign, which led him to be nominated for a golden boot.

Before the World Cup started, you may have been forgiven for not believing McGillvary deserved selection after a below par season at strugglers Huddersfield Giants, but Bennett always had faith in the wide man and that faith may lead to the two joining forces for the foreseeable future.

It remains to be seen if McGillvary will be able to produce in high intensity match ups on a weekly basis, but if the Broncos land their man it would be a more than adequate replacement for David Mead who recently joined French outfit Catalans Dragons on a three-year contract.