Jesse Bromwich is one of the bigger names in rugby league and has had major individual and personal successes including winning the NRL Grand Final and captaining his country, but he’s set to take on a new challenge for the upcoming season.
Bromwich has joined the NRL new boys the Dolphins, who will become the league’s 17th team and will be led by legendary coach and former England boss Wayne Bennett.
Making the switch from established and dominant NRL side Melbourne Storm to sign for a completely new team who are favourites to claim the ‘wooden spoon’ by finishing last in the league table isn’t something many would undertake.
However the big prop forward has spoken to NRL.com revealing why he’s made the switch and what he’s hoping will come of it.
Per Zero Tackle Bromwich explained: “I think the main reason why I chose the Dolphins was the opportunity to start something from the start.”
With his new side Bromwich has already been appointed captain and will lead a side that features names such as his brother Kenny, former Wigan Warrior Oliver Gildart and Samoan World Cup finalist Anthony Milford along with a range of other stars.
Bromwich continued: “I’ve been at the Storm for a very long time and the way the guys talk about the inaugural team members, just to be a part of that it’s exciting to be able to go up there and start something fresh.
“For me, it’s a bit of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I’m a bit older now so to get the chance to do this with the experiences I’ve had, I’m really looking forward to it.
“I think at my age and what I wanted to do next in my career it sent me to Redcliffe and I’m really excited about that.”
Bromwich will be one of the senior players in a squad that’s packed with young talent and coach Bennett has expressed that it’s a multiple year plan, with former Saints boss Kristian Woolf waiting in the wings to take over seemingly.
Bromwich concluded: “I like to lead by my actions rather than my words. I’m just looking forward to getting around the boys and playing footy with a different group and bringing my strengths which are running the ball a lot and being a strong defender.”