Broncos raid Wolves for Savelio

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Andre Savelio will become the latest English forward to swap Super League for the NRL when he joins Brisbane Broncos from Warrington Wolves ahead of the 2018 season.

Savelio, who only joined Warrington from St Helens last October, has agreed a two-year deal with the Broncos, who are led by England head coach Wayne Bennett.

The 22-year-old played against Brisbane in February when the Wolves, who have endured a disappointing Super League campaign, recorded an upset victory in the World Club Series.

"Andre is a strong young forward and we have seen first-hand what he can do on the field in England," said Broncos chief executive Paul White.

"He is an exciting young prospect that will add depth to our forward stocks."

The likes of Sam Burgess, James Graham, Elliott Whitehead and Josh Hodgson have thrived after joining the NRL from Super League in recent years, while a former team-mate of Savelio - Joe Greenwood - joined Gold Coast Titans from St Helens at the start of 2017.

"I have spoken to Brisbane a few times and I just thought now was the time as I feel more than ready to do it," explained Savelio.

"A lot of English forwards have done well in the NRL, so it was always something I had thought about. And I always thought the Broncos would be the team I wanted to go to if I did do it. Now I am just excited to get down there."