St George Illawarra has finally lost patience with utility Daniel Vidot, granting him an early release from his contract to sign a two-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos.
Vidot is one of three recruits for the re-building Broncos, who also snapped Warriors back-rower Todd Lowrie for two years and Cronulla outside back Stewart Mills for a year.
Vidot spent the majority of his two years at the Dragons on the fringes of the first grade squad in 35 games with the Red V.
But a number of discipline issues, which included being dumped for the final-round clash with the Warriors after turning up to training late, proved the final straw for coach Steve Price.
The 23-year-old spent time shuffling between the wing and centres with the Dragons while also trying his hand in the back row for the Illawarra Cutters in the NSW Cup.
He had a year to run on his St George Illawarra contract.
“Daniel Vidot is someone who I think has still got his best football in front of him, and he was part of the Queensland Emerging Origin squad a couple of seasons ago,’’ Broncos coach Anthony Griffin said.
“He can cover a lot of positions – centre, wing and back-row, and he’s 108 kilos so he’s a big boy and still only 23 years old.
“We’ve really looked to build quality depth within our squad and reinforce our outside backs.”
Vidot is currently preparing for the World Cup with his Samoan teammates.