The Gold Coast Bulletin

Passing up on Hughes


THE Brisbane Broncos passed on the opportunit­y to pursue Melbourne Storm sensation Jahrome Hughes.

The Broncos were sounded out about their interest in signing the Palm Beach Currumbin State High School graduate earlier this year after the New Zealand internatio­nal identified Brisbane as a club he was interested in playing for.

Hughes, 26, wanted his future sorted before the 2021 season kicked off but the Broncos were not in a position to discuss contracts given they were still assessing Tom Dearden’s future.

Hughes received huge interest from the Warriors, but was reluctant to move to New Zealand and eventually resigned with Melbourne for significan­tly less money.

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