Whether you love or hate the Brisbane Broncos, you’ve probably been keeping up with the latest team news. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering if this year’s team has a chance at making history. This year, the Broncos are arguably in their best season since 2008.
In the wake of the win over Cronulla, the Broncos have temporarily climbed back into the top eight. Founder of Boost Mobile, Peter Adderton, and the rest of the Adderton consortium are negotiating a Supercars buyout. The Broncos’ majority owners are News Corp, which also owns Fox Sports. While the club’s name isn’t on the sports channel’s masthead, it is largely funded by the Broncos.
The Broncos have revealed their plan to win the NRL title by 2025. Their rebuild was sparked by a hellish period of the club’s history. But now they’re looking for more success and want to keep Payne Haas, their star player. Amid the turmoil, Payne Haas is speaking up about his contract with the Broncos, his mateship with Wayne Bennett and his friendship with Sonny Bill Williams. And Billy Walters has enjoyed a promising start to the season and is likely to stay in Brisbane for many more seasons to come.
In addition to Farnworth, the Broncos have signed centre Herbie Farnworth to a two-year deal. Though his contract isn’t up until 2023, the England international could be a long-term fixture in Brisbane. The club is keen to retain the England international despite his age, and Farnworth could be an option for a fullback role if he’s healthy.
The club has also signed Kevin Walters from Canberra and made the controversial decision to remove John Lewis from his captaincy. After this controversial move, Miles Bennett resuming the captaincy of the team. Despite the changes to the team, the Broncos finished the season in second place, qualifying for their first ever finals series. After losing to the Penrith Panthers in Round 22, they beat Manly in a minor semi-final, and were defeated by the Brisbane Broncos in the Preliminary Final.
The Broncos were a major force in the NRL for a number of years. In 1992 and 1993, they won back-to-back premierships under the Super League banner. Then, in 1997, the team won back-to-back premierships under the unified NRL competition. The Broncos eventually went on to win six premierships. In 1999, they won the prestigious Dally M Centre of the Year award.
The Broncos led the Bulldogs 8-6 at halftime and dominated the second 40 minutes. Their two-try halves were highlighted by Allan Cann and Zane Reynolds, who both scored tries in the game. The Broncos were unable to capitalize on their opportunity to score points, but Jock Madden made sure that the Broncos weren’t missing a beat in the first half. The former Cowboys halfback set up a try, and even scored another one, while making his 50th NRL appearance.
The Broncos’ logo, pictured above, is one of the most iconic images of the team. The team’s red, white, and blue colours are closely linked to Queensland’s history, but the team’s colours represent much more than just a sport. In fact, the Brisbane Broncos have been the dominant team in Queensland for over three quarters of a century, and are arguably the most popular team in the country.
After a disappointing season in 2010 the Broncos made several roster changes. Marsh was forced to retire due to injury, and Taylor and Hodges moved to the Rabbitohs and Gold Coast Suns, respectively. While the team didn’t win a single game, they made it to the top eight and eventually made it to the NRL playoffs. While the Broncos lost six out of eight matches, they finished the year in the top eight and won two games in 2011. However, Lockyer injured his rib cartilage during a match against the Cowboys, which cost them the season.