Equipped with silky skills, leadership qualities and the tenacity of a bulldog, Billy Brittain’s dream of playing in the NRL is closer than ever before.
Australian Rules Football has dominated the Brittain household for years, but it’s Billy himself who’s looking to change that and forge his own rugby league legacy.
His father Craig Brittain, was a former VFL player who also enjoyed an assistant coaching role with the Brisbane Lions during the early 2000s. His uncle Wayne, coached Carlton from 2001-02.
Coming through the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm systems, Billy is yet to make his first grade debut. In 2016, he captained Queensland Cup side Norths Devils at just 21 years of age.
His strong performances throughout the season saw him take out the Intrust Super Cup’s Best and Fairest award.
At 80kg and 177cm in stature, hooker Billy Brittain brings tenacity and leadership skills following his captaining of Queensland Cup side, Norths during the 2016 season.
As a hooker, Brittain will step up as an understudy to Damien Cook and Robbie Farah.
Head Coach Anthony Seibold
“Billy is a real competitor and is a good leader as shown with his captaincy positions with Queensland Cup clubs in recent seasons.”
How he fits into the squad
Capable of playing hooker or in the halves, Brittain brings versatility, depth, stability and leadership skills that are second to none.
General Manager of Football Shane Richardson
“Billy Brittain’s a former Australian Schoolboy rugby union player. He's part of the Melbourne system as a hooker, five-eighth, seven. Very versatile in his role, an excellent defender. Great training attitude and adds more depth to our seven, six and nine.”