Malakai Watene-Zelezniak will join the Wests Tigers immediately from the Penrith Panthers the club announced on Saturday morning.
Panthers lock Trent Merrin has vowed to repay the faith shown by Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga, conceding he thought his form didn't warrant selection.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has rubbished the suggestion that the late fightback by the Panthers is a sign of better things to come for Penrith.
Brisbane dominated the first half but Penrith came to life in the second, briefly creating hopes of an unlikely comeback but ultimately coming up short.
The Broncos escaped a Penrith point-scoring frenzy but may have paid a heavy price with star centre James Roberts carried from the field with an ankle injury.
The Brisbane Broncos and Penrith Panthers have confirmed their 17-man line-ups ahead of their Round 9 Telstra Premiership clash.
The official team lists for all 16 clubs ahead of Round 9 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
They say a week is a long time in football and if that's the case this past month must have felt like an eternity for the Penrith Panthers.
Panthers coach Anthony Griffin insists his young team will learn lessons from the four-game losing streak they are enduring after eight rounds of the season.
At one stage the Eels looked like running away with an easy win but a struggling Panthers outfit managed to at least give them a scare on Saturday.