In a blow to the Broncos’ future Premiership prospects, the Broncos have announced the departure of half, hooker and fullback option Troy Dargan to the South Sydney Rabbitohs, starting from season 2020.
Following round 21 of the NRL and round 20 of the Intrust Super Cup, Dargan was ranked as the club’s second most productive half and hooking option, averaging 1 line break assist, 2 missed tackle and 173 kicking metres per game.
The Broncos’ decision to not retain Dargan but to resign fellow halves and hooking options Jake Turpin to a three year deal, and offer Segeyaro a two year extension, despite both players producing inferior on field performances to the young New South Welshman, is baffling.
Obviously salary cap restraints mean the Broncos can’t retain all players. That said, the ongoing inferior on field performances this season from regular first graders Darius Boyd, Matt Gillett, Alex Glenn, Jack Bird and Andrew McCullough, as well as the likes of Shaun Fensom, Sam Tagataese and Patrick Mago, means the Broncos should have first sought to move on a number of those players, before contemplating not re-signing any of their 3 most productive halves and hookers, which includes Dargan.