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Gympie league star on the rise in NRL

UP AND coming Gympie born and bred rugby league player Carlin Anderson has signed with the Brisbane Broncos for 2016.

Anderson has been hot property after a stand-out year in the Intrust Super Cup for the Ipswich Jets and is looking forward to a shot at the NRL.

Anderson, who plays in the backline, chose the Broncos ahead of a host of suitors, including North Queensland, Canterbury, South Sydney, Gold Coast and St George, because he wanted to stay close to home.

The other reason he chose the Broncos was to remain loyal to the team which gave him the chance to train with them during the off-season; plus it offers the opportunity to play under legendary coach Wayne Bennett.

"I always wanted to stay at the Broncos and stay loyal to them," Anderson said.

"I didn't mind if I had to go to Sydney, but I'm grateful for the opportunity with the Broncos.

"Wayne Bennett is one coach I've always wanted to play under."

Anderson is determined that next season will be the one where he steps up to the NRL.

"It's awesome," he said.

"Obviously I want to crack the NRL next year and just enjoy it.

"Hopefully, I can have a good pre-season."

Anderson moved from Gympie to Ipswich to attend boarding school and has since been playing as a back in the Ipswich Jets Intrust Super Cup QRL competition.

He began the season in a blaze of glory for the Jets, creating breaks from nothing and scoring tries for fun.

Brisbane Broncos game development officer Darren Burns says it is good to see a boy from Gympie join the ranks at the Broncos.

"He is an inspiration for the younger league players in Gympie that it could happen to anyone.

"If you do the hard work you can be rewarded.

"Every boy here aspires to play for the Broncos."

Gympie Times

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