Brisbane Broncos centre Jack Reed signs new long-term contract
Last Updated: 10/04/13 9:35am
Jack Reed: England centre in action for the Brisbane Broncos
England centre Jack Reed has signed a long-term contract with the Brisbane Broncos.
The three-quarter, who was born in England but moved to Australia as a child and has since gone on to appear in five Tests for Steve McNamara's men, has committed himself to the NRL side until the end of 2017.
Reed, 24, began his career with Brisbane in 2011 and has signed his new deal alongside utility player Matt Gillett.
"It is great to be able to have such a long agreement with the Broncos sorted out and to know that Matt and I are going to be on the same team for a long time to come yet," Reed said.
The re-signings are a timely boost for the Brisbane club after boom full-back Corey Norman announced his defection to Parramatta last month from next season.
"These players have shown great talent and application to their football as evidenced by their promotion to representative honours so early in their career," coach Anthony Griffin said.
"Jack played Test footy after his first year in the NRL and Matt has gone on from being NRL Rookie of the Year to playing State of Origin for Queensland.
"Both guys are important players for the Broncos' future and we are pleased they have decided to sign long-term contracts."