Brisbane coach Kevin Walters has responded to claims star Broncos centre Kotoni Staggs is being targeted by a number of clubs for a move away from Red Hill.
The Courier Mail reported Staggs' breakout season had created massive interest from rival clubs attempting to lure the future NSW Origin star south of the border.
However Walters has hit back at the notion that Staggs could be on the move by declaring that the 22-year-old is a priority signing.
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“He’ll be a priority for us moving forward,” Walters told reporters.
“He’s been through our system and he’s been here a couple of years now so we want to keep him long term.
“We love what he brings and he’s got the right attitude to me of what a real Bronco looks like. He’s got a real desire to win and get better.
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Kotoni Staggs at Broncos training.Source:Getty Images
“That’s what I like about him. He’s always competing and he’s always wanting to win.”
However the reigning wooden spoon Broncos will have to fork out if they intend to turn Staggs into a one club player with Red Hill not the popular destination for players it once was.
Staggs comes off contract at the end of the 2021 season but has an option in his favour to remain at Red Hill for 2022.
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Originally published asWalters responds to rivals swooping on Broncos star Staggs
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