Veteran forward Alex Glenn will retain the Broncos captaincy for 2021 with the club confirming the news on Friday morning.
The 32-year-old got the nod over Anthony Milford, Ben Te’o and Payne Haas. Andrew McCullough was also in the mix before making the move to the Dragons.
Glenn seems the most logical option considering Haas has been embroiled in off-field controversy and Milford has struggled with form over the last two seasons.
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The announcement comes just in time for Glenn’s testimonial match on Saturday against the Cowboys at Dolphin stadium.
Glenn — who has played 267 NRL games for the Broncos since making his debut in 2009 — was honoured to accept the role.
“It’s something I love – I feel like I didn’t really get the opportunity last year because I was injury-prone but I’m really grateful to be given another opportunity to lead this great club,” he said via a club statement.
“I’m going to help our team get the best results week-in, week-out and help my teammates be the best they can both on and off the field.
“I look at the captains who have led this club in the past and they are legends of the game – I don’t consider myself in their league but I just want to do everyone proud and lead by example on the field, that’s where I do my best work as captain.”
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Walters says Glenn’s experience and consistency earned him the role.
“Alex was Captain under trying circumstances last year and I think he did a great job – he has the experience and he has been a consistent player for the Broncos over a long period of time.
“He is one of our most experienced players and he understands what being a Bronco is about, and wearing that jersey and leading that team.
“We want all of our senior players and everyone who pulls that Broncos jersey to show the qualities that a real Broncos player shows, just like Alex Glenn does every game he plays.”
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