Brisbane Broncos

Brawling Broncos star ‘bloodied’ after Mad Monday bust-up with teammate

The Courier Mail reported on Tuesday morning that Thomas Flegler and Jordan Riki clashed during the club’s post-season celebrations.  

It reportedly came after Brisbane farewelled Alex Glenn in style with a 35-22 win over the Knights.

Broncos speak out amid Haas ‘drama’ as it emerges prop ‘will not sign’ new deal

The Blues and Kangaroos representative is locked away until the end of 2024 with Brisbane hopeful of taking him off the market from any prying clubs.

“We will remain in the conversation with Payne and his agent about how we make sure he stays at the Broncos for life,” Brisbane football boss Ben Ikin said last month.

Milford winds back clock as Broncos upset Warriors in nail-biter

Milford produced arguably his best performance of the year as the Broncos turned some improved recent performances into a sixth win of 2021. 

It was fitting that Milford scored the match-winning try following a tap-back from Xavier Coates and an inspired piece of work from Herbie Farnworth. 

Storm-bound winger Xavier Coates provided Brisbane with a glimpse of what they’ll be missing next year with two well-taken first-half tries. 

Back me or sack me: Kevvie’s ultimatum after frank admission on Broncos’ dark times

The Broncos currently sit second-last on the ladder and showed little improvement earlier in the season but appear to have turned a corner in the past month.

The challenge for Walters though will be to now maintain those results on a more consistent basis, with reports Broncos bosses will make a call on his future next year in April.

Walters though is entirely committed to the task and urging the Broncos to give him long-term security to work with the reshaped roster he has started to put together.

‘Might start looking like rugby union’: Legend’s warning after controversial penalty

The Broncos were penalised for a high shot on Roosters second-rower Sitili Tupouinua after James Tedesco jumped at the opportunity to call for a captain’s challenge on a tackle.

The replay showed that Thomas Flegler had made contact with Tupouinua and so the Roosters were awarded the penalty, with Adam Keighran nailing the goal to seal a 21-20 win.

A frustrated Michael Ennis was practically speechless when asked about the incident on Big League Wrap.

“If that’s a penalty... I don’t know... you take this one James, I’ve had enough of this,” he said.

Proud Walters knows youngsters moving in right direction

Walters conceded the Broncos were battered and bruised after their 21-20 loss to the Roosters defeat and will benefit from a nine-day turnaround that is now underway.

The Broncos looked set to cause one of the upsets of the season late until a 79th-minute penalty goal by Adam Keighran handed the Roosters a frantic win.

"We're all disappointed but that's the way it all sort of rolled," Walters said.

"It's pretty tough for them but I thought we had our chances as well to win the game.

Croft's expected exit has Broncos back in halves market understands Croft has received several offers from the Super League as the Broncos confirmed he has been given permission to explore his options for 2022.

Next season is the last in Croft's three-year Brisbane deal worth around $450,000, with suitors from the NRL and UK expected to push the Broncos to contribute to his salary next season.

"We are open to Brodie and his agent exploring opportunities beyond the Broncos next year," football manager Ben Ikin confirmed on Wednesday.

Financial Literacy Program launched

The literacy program will benefit students of Ted Diro Primary School and St Joseph’s International College in Port Moresby. 

Contracts on the line as several Broncos stars fight for future: Walters

Walters has made it clear nobody is safe in his Red Hill clean-out and while he denied the roster was "a mess", he is determined to fill his 2022 squad with players he knows and trusts can do the job.

The Broncos have secured the likes of Adam Reynolds and Brenko Lee next year but as it stands, Brisbane have 19 players signed for 2022 plus Corey Oates and Jake Turpin who have options in their favour to remain at the club, leaving just nine holes to fill in their 30-man roster.

Walters: If we executed better we win the game

Walters was both inspired and dejected after the heartbreaking defeat, confident his men could’ve produced the upset of the NRL season if they’d executed under pressure late in the game.

Instead, it was Panthers half Nathan Cleary who iced the game, a 43 metre field goal in the 74th minute and try soon after to extend Penrith’s undefeated start to 2021 to six straight games.

Walters recalled at least three wasted sets close to the Panthers line late in the game that cost his side victory.