Former Warrington Wolves halfback Tyrone Roberts is set to make a surprising debut for his new club this weekend.
Roberts has been on a train-and-trial contract at the Brisbane Broncos over the Australian summer, but will be ready to make his competitive debut for the club in a friendly game against Wynnum Manly this weekend.
With almost 200 games experience under his belt following stints with the Newcastle Knights, Gold Coast Titans and Super League side Warrington, halfback Roberts could bring some much needed stability to Brisbane’s halfback dilemma in recent seasons.
The 30-year-old played 33 games for Warrington in 2018, helping the Wolves reach both the Challenge Cup Final and the Super League Grand Final, but on both occasions the club fell short.
Roberts sought and was granted a release to return to Australia for the 2019 NRL season to be with his young family, signing a two-year deal with the Gold Coast Titans.
The halfback played just three games for the Titans in 2020 and was released at the end of that season.
But, Roberts will have to vie for a permanent spot in the halves with the likes of Tyson Gamble, Ezra Mam and former Hull FC man Albert Kelly.