He’s been a Bronco, a Dragon, and even a Knight; but with his latest contract, fullback Darius Boyd appears set to be a Bronco for life.
According to Fox Sports, Boyd is “on the verge of penning a four-year deal“, which would take him through until he’s 34 years old, likely seeing him into retirement.
It was never expected that Boyd would leave the Broncos (again), with Broncos CEO Paul White speaking openly about their negotiations with Boyd as far back as early June.
The length of the deal may be somewhat surprising given Boyd’s age, but his style of game is built less on raw athleticism and more on speed between the ears; and in that respect, he’s arguably getting even better with age.
“I know that I’m not going anywhere,” Boyd said. “I know the club’s looking after me, and I’m very grateful to be staying at the club.”
“I’m happy here and very proud to be at this club, and can’t wait to play a few years and finish my career here.”
Boyd has played 260 first grade matches for the Broncos, Knights and Dragons, 28 Origins for Queensland, and 23 Tests for Australia.