Auckland-born Brisbane Broncos utility back Jesse Arthars is joining the Vodafone Warriors on a one-year deal for the 2022 NRL season.
The 23-year-old, who has made 29 first-grade appearances in the past three seasons, is due to start training with his new club tomorrow following a mutual agreement shaped between the Vodafone Warriors and the Broncos.
“We really appreciate the cooperation from the Broncos and the support of Jesse’s family in making this move possible,” said Vodafone Warriors general manager football Craig Hodges.
“It has been a great example of how football clubs can work together for the benefit of all involved.
“Jesse is a terrific young player and a wonderful young man. Able to slot in at centre, on the wing and at fullback he’ll add a lot to our squad, boosting our depth in the outside backs and adding real competition for spots.”
An East Coast Bays Barracudas junior, Arthars played for the Helensvale Hornets when he moved to the Gold Coast with his family in 2009.
He went on to have stints in the Melbourne Storm and South Sydney systems before making his NRL debut with the Titans in 2019.
Following 12 appearances in his rookie season he signed a two-year contract with Brisbane, going on to play 17 times and scoring six tries for the Broncos in the past two seasons.
In his two under-20 seasons with the Storm in 2016 and 2017, Arthars played 44 games scoring 408 points from 22 tries and 160 goals.
|Born||July 8, 1998|
|Junior clubs||East Coast Bays Barracudas (Auckland), Helensvale Hornets (Gold Coast)|
|NRL debut||Gold Coast v Cronulla Sutherland, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, May 9, 2019 (Rd 9)|
|NRL career||29 appearances (2019-2021)|
|Gold Coast: 12 appearances (2019)|
|Brisbane Broncos: 17 appearances (2020-2021)|
|NRL points||36 (8 tries, 2 goals)|
|Previous clubs||Melbourne (2016-2017), South Sydney (2018), Gold Coast (2019), Brisbane (2020-2021)|