Darius Boyd will join the Brisbane Broncos, according to head coach Wayne Bennett.
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Darius Boyd has reportedly agreed to terms with the Brisbane, continuing his association with Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.
Bennett confirmed Boyd’s signing in an interview with The Courier Mail, who revealed the full-back had agreed to a three-year deal worth $1.2 million.
Boyd’s addition comes after the Broncos agreed to release to other full-back options in Ben Barba and Josh Hoffman.
Barba has been heavily linked with the rebuilding Cronulla Sharks, while Hoffman has put pen-to-paper with the Gold Coast Titans.
“Darius Boyd will be with us, he’s going to be our full-back,” Bennett told News Corp.
“There’s been a lot of speculation but the deal will be done in the next few days and I can move forward now.
“It’s not across the line, but it will be and I will make sure it happens.
“Darius will be great for the Broncos. He, Ben Hunt and Anthony (Milford) will be the crux of our backline.
“I’m excited about what our young halves can bring and Darius is not someone with any question marks, he’s proven his ability, he’s a class player.”
The move means Bennett will continue to be the only coach Boyd has ever played under, having debuted for him at Brisbane in 2006, before following Bennett to both St George and Newcastle.