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Revealed: Salford Red Devils were able to beat off competition for halfback Brodie Croft

Salford Red Devils’ halfback Brodie Croft had opportunities to join other NRL sides.

When asked if he had opportunities to join rivals of the Brisbane Broncos in the Australian competition, Croft was coy but revealed that ‘there was a bit of everything going on’ and that he wanted ‘clarity’ – something which Salford could provide him, with the Red Devils reporting at the time of his capture that they head beaten other clubs to his signature.

“I still had a year on my contract at Brisbane and things were floating around a bit,” Croft told Red Devils TV.

“I wanted a bit more clarity and what Salford had to offer and their coaching staff followed the way I wanted to go.

“They had a lot of confidence in me and I thought it was a really good move in my career and I’ve got a lot to give.”

Croft revealed that he now gets to spend more time with the in-laws in the UK following the move halfway across the world.

“I’m really excited, I feel it’s a great opportunity and a new challenge, it’s something different.

“My missus is from England so it’s a really good opportunity for my career and my family as well as career-wise.

“When we first met, I always told her I wanted to settle in Australia post-rugby league, but that I was always open to moving around the world.”

Salford fans will be hoping Croft can build an effective partnership with fellow new arrival Marc Sneyd who re-joins the club after seven years at Hull FC. Red Devils supporters will also be hoping he can rediscover the form which fired Melbourne Storm to the 2018 NRL Grand Final and saw them dismantle Leeds in the World Club Challenge earlier that season. If he can, Salford may have another Jackson Hastings on their hands.

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