‘No way’: Rival’s warning to Kevvie as Broncos float shock move for star

Broncos star Pat Carrigan has forged an impressive career at lock, even nailing down the Queensland No.13 jersey. But he is reportedly set to make a positional switch next season.

Carrigan is one of several players that have been discussed to fill the hole at prop that Thomas Flegler’s departure has left, according to News Corps

Flegler had his best season to date in 2023 but is off to cross-town rivals, the Dolphins on a four-year deal.

Despite establishing a reputation as one of the top locks in the game, there’s a view that Carrigan could easily make the long-term switch to prop — especially given he has had a taste of that position at both club and representative level.

According to News Corp, Corey Jensen, Xavier Willison, and new hire Fletcher Baker are the other candidates being touted to pair up front with Dally M Prop of the Year Payne Haas.

However, if Carrigan made a transfer, Kobe Hetherington, who is adaptable, might start in his preferred lock position.

Jai Arrow, a Queensland Origin player who can play both lock and prop like Carrigan, thinks Broncos coach Kevin Walters shouldn’t make the drastic shift.

“I don’t think they should move him,” Arrow said via News Corp.

“What he does for that team goes unnoticed … the amount of work he gets through and how well he plays the game.

“I’m not the coach but I’m sure there’s a young kid there willing to put his hand up and play front row.

“There’s no way they should move Patty.”

Carrigan has been named to start off the bench in Australia’s clash with Samoa in the opening game of the Pacific Championships on Saturday.


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