The newly signed Shark is looking forward to helping the club try to win its first premiership.
Ben is the most exciting player in the game, when he touches the ball everyone in the crowd lifts with anticipation that something is going to happen. Over the past two years he has captured the attention of both the rugby league community and the corporate sector. The media exposure he receives is like no other rugby league player on the planet.
The 2012 Dally M Medal winner and the RLPA’s best player will again look to set the field alight with his electric running game. By joining the biggest rugby league club on the planet the “Brisbane Broncos” many of the games best judges predict it will provide the perfect environment to see him take his game to a whole new level.
Season 2014 was a solid year for Ben. He played in all 25 games for the Broncos including a semi-final against the North Queensland Cowboys.
After the Broncos re-signed Wayne Bennett as head coach, he informed Ben that he was not in his plans for the 2015 season and that he could start to look for a new club.
Ben has now signed a 3 year deal to become a member of the Cronulla Sharks.
In 2016 Barba helped the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks secure their maiden premiership defeating the Melbourne Storm 14-12.
Barba made the switch to French Rugby club Toulon in 2017 appearing in 4 games
Midway through 2017, Barba is set to continue his Rugby League career signing with Super League club St Helens on a two and a half year deal.
After a 2018 season with St Helens that saw Barba named Super League’s Man of Steel (Player of the Year) and Top Try Scorer, will see the former Dally M medalist return to the NRL on a one year deal with the North Queensland Cowboys.
The club confirmed Barba’s signing on Tuesday night after securing a release from the final year of his deal with Super League outfit St Helens, the deal sealed with the Cowboys paying an undisclosed transfer fee.