Antonio Kaufusi collides with Scott Anderson during the NRL round 22 match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at Olympic Park, Melbourne. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.(AAP Image/Action Photographics, Jeoff Crow) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Antonio Kaufusi collides with Scott Anderson during the NRL round 22 match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at Olympic Park, Melbourne. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.(AAP Image/Action Photographics, Jeoff Crow) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY JEOFF CROW

BREAKING: NRL veteran signs with Falcons

RUGBY LEAGUE: In a move set to add some serious fire power to the Falcons forward pack, former Melbourne Storm grand final-winner and Brisbane Broncos hard man Scott Anderson will don the gold and black in 2017.

The Sunshine Coast-born prop was part of the 2009 Melbourne Storm side which beat Parramatta in the NRL grand final.

He has played more than 150 first-grade games in the NRL and English Super League with the Wakefield Wildcats.

Scott Anderson charges through Chris Heighington and Tyrone Peachey during the Round 18 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Cronulla Sharks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Friday, July 12, 2013. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Colin Whelan) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Scott Anderson charges through Chris Heighington and Tyrone Peachey during the Round 18 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Cronulla Sharks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Friday, July 12, 2013. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Colin Whelan) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY COLIN WHELAN

Anderson looked set for the sidelines in 2017, after he announced his retirement from rugby league.

But Sunshine Coast Falcons CEO Chris Flannery this morning announced he would return to play in the Intrust Super Cup.

Falcons coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said it was a move in the right direction for his side, which has seen plenty of forward pack movement during the off-season.

"To sign someone of Scott's calibre to the Falcons is a real coup for us and shows that we are heading in the right direction,” Falcons head coach Craig Ingebrigtsen said.

"It's not every day that a front-rower with over 150 first grade games and an NRL premiership comes onto the market and we are very excited about securing his services for the next two years.”

Flannery also announced the Falcons' major sponsors for the past two years, Vantage Homes, had extended its deal.

"History tells us that the vast majority of clubs who are successful on the field have a very solid and stable back office and that is something that we have worked very hard to create over the past few years,” Flannery said.

"We have some fantastic long-term sponsors at the Falcons club and our sponsors' retention rate is over 90 per cent as we head into the 2017 season which indicates that our corporate sponsors view their involvement with the Falcons as a great investment.”

More to come.


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