Brisbane Broncos sign former Rabbitohs duo
The duo will play this weekend in the club’s trial match.
As the Brisbane Broncos get set to compete in their first trial match, the club has named two former South Sydney Rabbitohs players to their team list.
Centre Josiah Karapani and second-rower Ethan O’Neill have both been named after spending time with the Rabbitohs Top 30 and NSW Cup squad last season.
The Broncos do have space on their Top 30 roster, so the duo may earn a contract promotion. However, at this stage, they are likely on a QLD Cup contract with the club – a similar scenario to former Panthers five-eighth Kurt Falls.
Growing up in New Zealand, Karapani impressed club officials in the Jersey Flegg Cup and was upgraded from a development contract to the Top 30 roster at the start of the year.
Yet to make his NRL debut, he was listed as the 18th man twice last season and played 19 games in the NSW Cup. During his games, he scored seven tries, provided three try assists, registered eight line breaks and ran an average of 123 running metres per game.