Hank Green says ‘no’ to NAB contract for 2019-20

Green felt no inclination to join the NAB next season, as the former Queensland player has opted to stay with Queensland in the aftermath of the season’s final round clash with the Brisbane Lions.

Green, a key member of the 2016 premiership winning team, will remain at the club until the end of 2019.

“I’m happy to stay and play in the league,” Green said on the day the NBA and AFL announced their new collective bargaining agreement, which kicks in on January 3.

“I’m in a good place.

I think I’m in pretty good shape.”

Green, who had a career-best season in 2016, said he would continue to play for the club and not leave for any other reason.

The 31-year-old, who played 18 games for the Titans in 2017, said while he would have liked to have played for Queensland, he felt he had been treated fairly by the NDA.

He said his future was a matter for the Queensland Government.

Green is likely to play his final match for the Brisbane Broncos next season.

On Wednesday, he said he was ready to play a game or two for the Broncos, but it would depend on how he felt about the new collective agreement and the way the club was run.

Asked about the prospect of playing for the NBL Queensland in 2019-18, Green said: “I’ve got a couple of years left in me.

If I’m still happy, then that’s fine.

If not, then I have to play somewhere else.

If I’m playing, then yeah, I’d love to go there.”

Green has played in the NWA since 2004 and his stint in the NTFL was memorable.

In 2015, he made his NAB debut against the Brisbane Bears in Brisbane, before being dropped for a game the following week.

A week later, he was again dropped for the Bears, this time for a loss to the Western Bulldogs.

When asked about his career, Green was adamant he would return to the NPA next season and that he would not be playing for another club.

But, he added, he had no intention of playing a game for the Cowboys or any other club in the next year.

There was no indication of what the future holds for Green’s future at the NFA.

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