Broncos sign veteran forward Fensom

The Brisbane Broncos have added experience and depth to their forward pack by signing 30-year-old forward Shaun Fensom on a one-year deal.

Fensom, who was at the North Queensland Cowboys for the past two seasons, joined the Broncos squad for a field session at the club's Red Hill base on Monday morning.

Fensom has played 139 of his 174 NRL games with the Canberra Raiders in what has been a 10-year first grade career and will give the Broncos options in the back-row and middle forward positions where they have a plethora of players in the early stages of their careers.

With the exits of Korbin Sims, Josh McGuire and the retired Sam Thaiday in the off-season, the Broncos lost more than 600 games of NRL experience.

Fensom is highly valued for his defensive clout and his work rate, two areas the Broncos will feel the void left by Test lock McGuire the most.