Rhadley Brawa

Rhadley Brawa on height

In a recent interview, the former SP Hunters player revealed that his height used to attract criticism.

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls signee says you have to be prepared to deal with a lot of pain if you want to make it to the top.

Rhadley Brawa, who caught the eye of the Broncos feeder club after playing for only two years with the SP Hunters, revealed that it wasn’t an easy road as he had to deal with both peer and family pressure.

Brawa speaks of experience with new club

Rhadley Brawa is currently on break but is excitedly looking forward to resuming training with his new club – the Wynnum Manly Seagulls.

The former SP Hunters superstar never once dreamt that he would be part of an NRL feeder club this early in his career.

The 28-year-old, from a mixed parentage of Teremanda in Enga, and Sinesine in Simbu, was both surprised and humbled when he was informed by the SP Hunters coaching staff that the Wynnum Manly Seagulls, a Broncos feeder club, was interested in him.

Former SP Hunters stars leave for new clubs

Putt and Brawa left on Sunday afternoon, while Gebbie had left earlier for Wynnum Manly Seagulls.

PNG internationals Gebbie and Brawa have signed with Wynnum Manly Seagulls while former teammate Nixon Putt has joined the Norths Devils.

23-year-old Koiari man Gebbie has attracted attention with his energy and swift play – a large feat considering he’s a debutant in the Intrust Super Cup 2018 season.

His performance has earned him a Hunters rookie of the year award.

Wynnum Seagulls signs Brawa, Gebbie

On its website, the club said both players have recently been involved in tests for the Kumuls side against the England Knights and the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII.

“Brawa (27 years old) is a highly respected member of the PNG Hunters side and was named the club’s Players’ Player of the Year at their 2018 awards night.

“The lock forward is a strong leader on and off the field, and plays with a high level of toughness and determination. Brawa gets through a mountain of work in the middle, averaging 115 run metres and 37 tackles per game.