In recruitment news, the Broncos have announced the signing of centre/winger Richie Kennar (24) on a one year deal.
While relatively inexperienced, having only played 17 NRL games in his previous stints with the Melbourne Storm and the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Kennar has demonstrated impressive productivity in per game run metres and very few missed tackles per match.
Specifically in 2018, Kennar averaged 103 run metres, 1 missed tackle and 1 line break per match.
Contrasting Kennar’s on field performances last season with that of this new Broncos team mates, and the Victorian native would have finished the last season as the Broncos’ 4th most productive centre/winger.
2018 productivity data – centres and wingers
With Jonus Pearson’s off season departure to the St George-Illawarra Dragons, and Corey Allan’s departure to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Kennar’s signing is an astute one for the Broncos, and based on his on field performances last season, the former Rabbitoh should be in line for a starting position as a centre or winger, when the Broncos take on the Storm in the season opener.