Barba Becomes A Bronco

By Brad Eveleigh ( @Brad_Eveleigh )

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Dally M Medalist, Ben Barba has officially signed with the Brisbane Broncos after being released by the Canterbury Bulldogs.

The 24-year-old sought an early release from his current contract with the Bulldogs to be closer to his family who are relocating to Brisbane.

With 2 years still remaining on his contract with the Blue and White, Barba was granted the release on compassionate grounds to be with his ex-partner and their two young children.

The Broncos were hoping to secure Barba on a four-year-deal but instead settled on a three-year-deal concluding at the end of the 2016 season.

It’s understood that the Broncos are to pay an undisclosed amount in compensation to the Bulldogs for the contract modifications with his existing contract.

It has been documented that a raise in payments for Barba to join Brisbane is non-existent, cancelling out speculation that the move was in fact financially driven.   

No playing restrictions have been added to the club transfer deal therefore Barba is free to play against his now former club if match fit.

pic: Canberra times

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