Brisbane Broncos

Coates signs new Broncos deal

The 18-year-old centre signed an upgraded deal that will see him contracted to the Broncos until the end of 2021.

Coates was named on July 2nd to make his NRL debut on the wing against the Sharks on Sunday afternoon, after travelling to Newcastle last week as 18th man to experience an away trip at the top level.

Broncos recruit caught drink driving

Fox Sports has reported that the hooker, who signed for the Broncos earlier this month, was caught on his way to buy a morning coffee.

Segeyaro was on his P-plates and as a consequence should have had a zero reading.

“The Brisbane Broncos can confirm that James Segeyaro has been issued with a notice to appear for driving under the influence of alcohol,” the Broncos said in a statement.

SP Hunters, Broncos ‘trial’ match cancelled

PNGRFL CEO Reatau Rau said the Brisbane Broncos management and new coach Anthony Seibold cancelled the ‘trials’ last weekend.

“The trial was former coach Wayne Bennet’s plans,” Rau said. “However when new coach Anthony Seibold took the reins last December, he and his staff and management had their priorities and the trial match against the SP Hunters was not one of them,” Rau said.

Rau said initially it was suggested that a Broncos development squad would come to Port Moresby to take on the SP Hunters.

Broncos sign veteran forward Fensom

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.

2018 Oil Search PNG Orchids squad announced

The squad was selected following the 2018 National Women’s Championships held in Port Moresby over the weekend.

The 26 women have been selected to take on the Brisbane Broncos on Sunday, September 2nd, in Brisbane.

The team is made up of 22 players and 4 shadow players.

Southern Confederate boasts 8 players in the squad, while Highlands and Northern 4 each, and New Guinea Islands has 3.

Furthermore, 3 Australian players have also been added to the team.

Oil Search PNG Orchids squad

Using rugby to push positive messages

This is the aim of the Oil Search player pathway program, where it is hoped that the partnership between the PNG Orchids and Brisbane Broncos will help change society’s mindset on women.

During the recent announcement of the partnership, Brisbane Broncos NRL Women’s CEO, Tain Drinkwater, said this is a great opportunity to promote female participation.

Drinkwater also sees this a chance to build on and leverage female empowerment in PNG.

Brisbane come from behind to beat Souths

In years to come, the game might well be best remembered for the debut of teenage prodigy Payne Haas.

The 18-year-old reinforced his star qualities with an outstanding debut for the Broncos.

The 194cm, 117kg giant ran for 86 metres despite only being on the field for 21 minutes.

"You're seeing the birth of a superstar," Phil Gould said on the Nine Network commentary.

The Broncos have concerns over Josh McGuire, with the lock-cum-hooker spending most of the second half on the bench with an ankle injury.

Bennett questions controversial Slater 'drop-kick' try ruling

Slater drop-kicked the ball for himself close to the line to set up the Storm's opening try in what the NRL has since deemed to be an initial correct ruling by the on-field referee Ashley Klein.

Klein sent the ruling to the Bunker which confirmed the try. Klein then explained to Brisbane captain Darius Boyd that Slater was entitled to drop-kick the ball and didn't have to necessarily kick for the posts.

NRL referees boss Bernie Sutton explained why the correct ruling was made (see video below).

Titans Too Good For Broncos

Yes, you read it right. After getting thrashed 54-8 the week before by the St George Illawarra Dragons, the Titans played the entertaining football their coach Garth Brennan promised in the pre-season, and how.

Their captain Ryan James led a forward pack that took on the Broncos in the middle, and won.

Winger Phillip Sami, who hails from the Goodna Eagles club that produced the great Noel Kelly, scored a hat-trick on the back of flair and a welcome penchant for the unorthodox.

Hunt leads Dragons to win over Broncos

Hunt set up the opening try and scored a brilliant intercept in the 34-12 victory while Lodge – booed every time he touched the ball – produced a number of errors and penalties plus the pass that was intercepted for Hunt's 50-metre try.

He did produce some strong carries in his team-high 137 metres and should be better in the long run.

The Broncos completed at just 50% in the first half and their forwards comfortably lost the battle in the middle against the likes of James Graham, Paul Vaughan, Jack De Belin, Tyson Frizell and Tariq Sims.