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Brodie Croft speaks out on Salford Red Devils exit

Leeds Rhinos have made some major signings for the 2024 Super League season but none quite as big as the arrival of Brodie Croft from Salford Red Devils for a fee of £200,000.

The Rhinos completed a huge double signing by drafting in Croft and his teammate Andy Ackers for a combined fee of £300,000 with £100,000 spent on Ackers. The duo both agreed to three year deals at Headingley in a major step in the right direction for Rohan Smith and the Rhinos.

It was a long saga for Leeds to complete the signing of the former Man of Steel Croft so much so that when their pursuit started he was the reigning Man of Steel and by the time he had been signed Bevan French was crowned as the new Man of Steel.

The saga was often chalked up to a reluctance on Croft’s part to leave Salford and he has now underlined his love for Salford in a statement on Instagram saying: “Now that the dust has settled, and I’ve enjoyed some downtime back in Aus, I want to firstly thank the Salford players, coaches and fans for all the love and support over the past 2 years. A special group that I’ll be forever grateful for.

“With that being said, I cannot wait to start this new chapter at Leeds! A club with a proud history that I’m so excited to hopefully add to.

“Thanks to Chris and the team at Pacific Sports Management for helping make this happen. And to my fiancée and fam for always being in my corner.”

This comes after what he told the Rhinos upon signing: “I would like to say a massive thank you to Paul Rowley and everyone at the Salford club who has supported me over the last two years and I wish them all the best for the future. I can’t wait to get started in pre-season and get to know the Leeds boys. When I found out that Gary and Rohan were keen to bring Andy with me from Salford, I was really excited. For me, he is the best hooker in Super League and we have a great relationship on and off the field.

“At Salford we had a really tight knit group and I think that helped us perform to our best and I am hoping to replicate that here at Leeds. I had a big smile on my face walking around AMT Headingley; when you can see all the heritage here, imagining what it will be like running out in front of the Leeds fans and hearing the South Stand roar, I can’t wait,” added Croft.

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