Dons swoop to capture Wolves ace Broughton

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DONCASTER Rugby League Club have beaten off interest from other clubs to land Warrington Wolves forward Brooke Broughton.

The 21-year-old Broughton is the brother of Salford winger Jodie, widely regarded as the fastest man in Super League.

Although Broughton doesn’t boast the same blistering pace as his elder sibling, he is regarded as being an athletic prop or second-rower.

Leeds-born Broughton has been based at the Halliwell Jones Stadium for the last three years having spent two seasons with the Under-20s and also enjoyed a full year as a member of the Wolves first team squad. He joined Warrington after playing for Leeds Rhinos Academy under-18s and was loaned to the Dons by Leeds in 2009 and has also had loan spells at Dewsbury (2011) and York (2012).

“Brooke’s a quality signing for the club and I’m thrilled he’s chosen to come to Doncaster,” said Dons’ boss Tony Miller.

“He’s a strong running impact player who can bust the line and has been playing for a very good Warrington under- 20s side who have just won some silverware themselves.

“He’ll certainly strengthen our pack and give us plenty of go forward.”

Said Broughton: “I left Doncaster on good terms after my month long loan in 2009 and I know (chief executive) Carl Hall really well so there was always a positive link with the club.

“I had a number of good offers on the table and the one from Doncaster stood out more than the rest.

“I’m really looking forward to joining up with the Doncaster lads and I’m hoping to make big inroads in 2013.”

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