Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane BroncosBrisbane Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos are one of two Queensland teams competing in the NRL professional rugby league.

Colours: Maroon & Gold

Emblem: Bronco

Year entered premiership: 1988

First match: March 6, 1988, won 44-10 v Manly, Lang Park
First team: Colin Scott; Joe Kilroy, Chris Johns, Gene Miles, Michael Hancock; Wally Lewis (c), Allan Langer; Terry Matterson, Brett Le Man, Keith Gee, Greg Dowling, Greg Conescu, Bryan Niebling. Replacements: Mark Hohn for Le Man, Billy Noke for Niebling, Craig Grauf for Noke. Coach: Wayne Bennett.

Full premiership record: Played 653, won 404, lost 236, drawn 13, for 15,052 (2,679 tries, 2,146 goals, 44 field goals), against 11,252 (1,943 tries, 1,709 goals, 62 field goals).

Home grounds: Suncorp Stadium (1988-92, 2003-13), ANZ Stadium (1993-2002). Note: Suncorp Stadium was known as Lang Park until 1994.

Home ground attendance record: 58,912, Brisbane v Cronulla, ANZ Stadium, September 20, 1997 (Super League grand final). 50,859, Brisbane v Manly Sea Eagles, Suncorp Stadium, September 4, 2011 (Round 26).

Average home crowds 2014: 33, 355 (ranked 1st)

Record average home crowds: 43,197 in 1993

Major sponsors: Power Brewing (1988-93), Traveland (1994-96), Ansett Australia (1997-98), 131 Shop (1999-2000), Ergon Energy (2000-2007), WOW Sight and Sound (2008-10), NRMA Insurance (2011-14).

TEAM RECORDS

First grade (6): 1992, 1993, 1997*, 1998, 2000, 2006

Minor premierships (4): 1992, 1997*, 1998, 2000

World Club Challenge (2): 1992, 1997

Panasonic Cup (1): 1989

Lotto Challenge (1): 1991

Tooheys Challenge (1): 1995

Reserve Grade (1): 1990

Club championship (2): 1992, 1996

Runners-up: NYC Under-20s 2008, 2014

Biggest wins
71-6 v Newcastle, Suncorp Stadium, May 27, 2007
58-4 v North Queensland, ANZ Stadium, April 12, 1998
60-6 v Norths, ANZ Stadium, April 26, 1998
56-4 v Wests, ANZ Stadium, June 21, 1998
50-0 v Balmain, ANZ Stadium, August 13, 1993
56-6 v Souths, ANZ Stadium, August 13, 1995
54-4 v Illawarra, ANZ Stadium, April 6, 1996
50-0 v Wests, ANZ Stadium, May 29, 1999

Highest score: 71, Brisbane 71 v Newcastle 6, Suncorp Stadium, May 27, 2007.
60, Brisbane 60 v Parramatta 14, Parramatta Stadium, June 25, 1995. 60, Brisbane 60 v Norths 6, ANZ Stadium, April 26, 1998.

Most consecutive wins: 12, July 6, 1997 to April 12, 1998

Biggest comeback: Recovered from 18-point deficit to win. Trailed Canberra 18-0 after 43 minutes at Suncorp Stadium on April 29, 2006 and won 30-28

Worst defeats
56-0 v Canberra, Canberra Stadium, August 1, 2009
68-22 v Parramatta, Parramatta Stadium, September 2, 2007 +
50-4 v Melbourne, Olympic Park, April 2, 2005
44-0 v Newcastle, Marathon Stadium, July 6, 2001
48-4 v Melbourne, Olympic Park, June 5, 2009
+ Highest score conceded

Most consecutive losses: 8, July 26, 2003 to September 14, 2003

Worst collapse: Surrendered 18-point lead. Led Newcastle 22-4 after 44 minutes at Marathon Stadium on June 4, 2000 and lost 26-22

First grade coaches: Wayne Bennett (1988-2008), Ivan Henjak (2009-10), Anthony Griffin (2011-14)

Queensland Cup 2006 (Toowoomba Clydesdales) Coach: Mark Gee. Finished 2nd
Queensland Cup 2007 (Aspley Broncos) Coach: Mark Gee. Finished 6th

NYC U/20s Coach
2008-09: Anthony Griffin
2010: Matthew Wood
2011-12: Kurt Richards
2013-14: Craig Hodges

REPRESENTATIVE

CLUB INTERNATIONALS (40): Sam Backo, Shaun Berrigan , Darius Boyd, Dane Carlaw , Willie Carne , Tonie Carroll , Petero Civoniceva , Greg Conescu, Tony Currie, Michael De Vere, Israel Folau, Andrew Gee, Matt Gillett, Michael Hancock, Ben Hannant, Paul Hauff , Mark Hohn , Justin Hodges, Ben Hunt, Karmichael Hunt, Peter Jackson, Chris Johns, Allan Langer, Glenn Lazarus, Wally Lewis , Darren Lockyer, Brad Meyers, Gene Miles, Corey Parker, Steve Renouf , Wendell Sailor , Dale Shearer, Darren Smith, Gorden Tallis , Brent Tate, Sam Thaiday, Brad Thorn, Lote Tuqiri, Kerrod Walters, Kevin Walters, Shane Webcke, Jharal Yow Yeh

New Zealand (7): Gerard Beale, Tonie Carroll, Greg Eastwood, Alex Glenn, Josh Hoffman, Richard Swain, Tame Tupou

England (2): Harvey Howard, Jack Reed

France (1): Benjamin Garcia

Test captains (4): Wally Lewis (1988-89), Allan Langer (1998), Gorden Tallis (2002), Darren Lockyer (2003-11)

World Cup captains (2): Wally Lewis (1988-89), Gorden Tallis (2000), Darren Lockyer (2008)

Record Test representation: 9 players v New Zealand, October 19, 1998. (Darren Lockyer, Steve Renouf, Darren Smith, Wendell Sailor, Kevin Walters, Allan Langer, Shane Webcke, Gorden Tallis, Brad Thorn)

STATE OF ORIGIN REPRESENTATIVES (57):
New South Wales (6): Michael De Vere, Chris Johns, Glenn Lazarus, Terry Matterson, Luke Priddis, Peter Wallace

Queensland (51): Gavin Allen, Sam Backo, Shaun Berrigan, Darius Boyd, Alan Cann, Dane Carlaw, Willie Carne, Tonie Carroll, Petero Civoniceva, Greg Conescu, Tony Currie, Israel Folau, Andrew Gee, Matt Gillett, Trevor Gillmeister, Michael Hancock, Ben Hannant, Paul Hauff, Justin Hodges, Mark Hohn, Karmichael Hunt, Ben Ikin, Peter Jackson, Joe Kilroy, Allan Langer, Wally Lewis, Darren Lockyer, PJ Marsh, Casey McGuire, Brad Meyers, Gene Miles, Julian ONeill, Corey Parker, Steve Renouf, Peter Ryan, Wendell Sailor, Dale Shearer, Darren Smith, David Stagg, Gorden Tallis, Brent Tate, Ben Teo, Sam Thaiday, Brad Thorn, Lote Tuqiri, Chris Walker, Kevin Walters, Kerrod Walters, Carl Webb, Shane Webcke, Jharal Yow Yeh

Record State of Origin representation: 11 players, 1994 (Game 1): ONeill, Hancock, Renouf, Carne, Kevin Walters, Langer, Gee, Gillmeister, Hohn (Queensland), Lazarus, Johns (New South Wales).
11 players, 2001 (Game 1): Lockyer, Tuqiri, Sailor, Webcke, Tallis, Civoniceva, Meyers, Walker, Webb (Queensland), De Vere, Priddis (New South Wales).
11 players, 2002 (Game 1): Lockyer, Tuqiri, Berrigan, Langer, Webcke, Tallis, Civoniceva, Carlaw, Walker, Webb, Gee (Queensland).
11 players, 2002 (Game 3): Lockyer, Tuqiri, Walker, Berrigan, Langer, Webcke, Civoniceva, Tallis, Carlaw, Gee, Tate (Queensland).
11 players, 2003 (Game 1): Lockyer, Tate, Ikin, Berrigan, Webcke, Tallis, Civoniceva, Carlaw, Carroll, Gee (Queensland), De Vere (New South Wales).
11 players, 2003 (Game 2): Lockyer, Tate, Carroll, Ikin, Berrigan, Webcke, Tallis, Civoniceva, Carlaw, Gee (Queensland), De Vere (New South Wales).

* Denotes Super League

FINISHING POSITIONS

1988 7th
1989 6th
1990 Prelim. finalists
1991 7th
1992 Premiers
1993 Premiers
1994 Semi-finalists
1995 Semi-finalists
1996 Semi-finalists
1997 Premiers*
1998 Premiers
1999 Quarter finalists
2000 Premiers
2001 Prelim. finalists
2002 Prelim. finalists
2003 Quarter finalists
2004 Semi-finalists
2005 Semi-finalists
2006 Premiers
2007 Qualifying Finalists (8th)
2008 Semi-finalists (5th)
2009 Preliminary Finalist (5th)
2010 10th
2011 Preliminary Finalists (3rd)
2012 Quarter Finalists
2013 12th
2014 Elimination Finalists (8th)

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

Rothmans Medal winners (1): Allan Langer (1992)

Clive Churchill Medal winners (4): Allan Langer (1992), Gorden Tallis (1998), Darren Lockyer (2000), Shaun Berrigan (2006)

Oldest Player: Darren Smith 36 and 284 days in 2005
Youngest Player: Karmichael Hunt, 17 and 118 days in 2003
Oldest players to make debut:
Paul Green - 31 and 329 days - 2004
Harvey Howard - 31 and 160 days - 2000
Shane Perry - 29 and 122 days - 2006
Greg Dowling - 29 and 50 days - 1988
Gene Miles - 28 and 229 days - 1988
Wally Lewis - 28 and 96 days - 1988
Sam Backo - 28 and 77 days - 1989
Ken Gittens - 28 and 67 days - 1989
Andrew Lomu - 28 and 30 days - 2007
PJ Marsh - 28 and 26 days - 2008

MOST FIRST GRADE GAMES (NRL only)
Player Games Years
Darren Lockyer 355 1995-2011
Corey Parker 299 2001-2014
Michael Hancock 274 1988-2000
Allan Langer 258 1988-2002
Andrew Gee 255 1989-2003
Shane Webcke 254 1995-2006
Kevin Walters 241 1990-2001
Petero Civoniceva 235 1998-2012
Tonie Carroll 218 1996-2009
Sam Thaiday 208 2003-2014
Brad Thorn 200 1994-2007
Wendell Sailor 189 1993-2001
Dane Carlaw 188 1999-2011
Shaun Berrigan 186 1999-2007
Steve Renouf 183 1989-1999
Kerrod Walters 182 1988-2000
Justin Hodges 174 2000-2014
Chris Johns 171 1988-1996
Michael De Vere 163 1997-2009



MOST TRIES IN A MATCH
Player Tries Opponent Venue Date

Steve Renouf 4 Norths Lang Park August 9, 1991
Steve Renouf 4 Canterbury ANZ Stadium July 25, 1993
Steve Renouf 4 Balmain Optus Oval, Melbourne April 23, 1994
Steve Renouf 4 Auckland ANZ Stadium August 27, 1995
Steve Renouf 4 Penrith ANZ Stadium March 28, 1998
Wendell Sailor 4 St George Illawarra Sydney Football Stadium September 15, 2001
Karmichael Hunt 4 Souths Suncorp Stadium July 4, 2004
Justin Hodges 4 Penrith Suncorp Stadium March 30, 2007
Denan Kemp 4 Parramatta Suncorp Stadium May 30, 2008
Israel Folau 4 Gold Coast Suncorp Stadium May 15, 2009



MOST GOALS IN A MATCH
Player Goals Opponent Venue Date
Corey Parker 10 Penrith Suncorp Stadium March 16, 2008
Darren Lockyer 9 North Queensland ANZ Stadium April 12, 1998
Michael De Vere 9 North Queensland ANZ Stadium May 27, 2001
Darren Lockyer 9 Parramatta Suncorp Stadium April 10, 2005
Darren Lockyer 8 Wests ANZ Stadium June 21, 1998
Terry Matterson 8 Manly Lang Park March 6, 1988
Julian ONeill 8 Parramatta Parramatta Stadium June 25, 1995
Michael De Vere 8 Wests Tigers ANZ Stadium June 18, 2000
Michael De Vere 8 Bulldogs Stadium Australia June 24, 2000
Michael De Vere 8 Penrith ANZ Stadium July 2, 2000
Michael De Vere 8 St George Illawarra WIN Stadium July 16, 2000
Michael De Vere 8 Wests Tigers Campbelltown Stadium June 23, 2001
Michael De Vere 8 Melbourne Olympic Park August 3, 2002
Corey Parker 8 Newcastle Aussie Stadium September 16, 2006
Corey Parker 8 Gold Coast Suncorp Stadium May 17, 2013



MOST POINTS IN A MATCH
Player Points Opponent Venue Date
Lote Tuqiri 26 (3T, 7G) Northern Eagles ANZ Stadium May 11, 2002
Corey Parker 24 (1T, 10G) Penrith Suncorp Stadium March 16, 2008
Terry Matterson 24 (2T, 8G) Manly Lang Park March 6, 1988
Michael De Vere 24 (2T, 8G) Penrith ANZ Stadium July 2, 2000
Michael De Vere 24 (2T, 8G) St George Illawarra WIN Stadium July 16, 2000
Darren Lockyer 22 (2T, 7G) Norths ANZ Stadium April 26, 1998



MOST TRIES IN A SEASON
Player Tries Year
Steve Renouf 23 1994
Darren Smith 23 1998
Lote Tuqiri 21 2001
Steve Renouf 20 1998
Israel Folau 20 2010
Darren Lockyer 19 1998
Steve Renouf 19 1996
Shaun Berrigan 19 2005



MOST TRIES FOR CLUB
Player Tries Years
Steve Renouf 142 1989-1999
Darren Lockyer 122 1995-2011
Michael Hancock 120 1988-2000
Wendell Sailor 110 1993-2001
Allan Langer 100 1988-2002
Shaun Berrigan 77 1999-2007
Willie Carne 72 1990-1996
Justin Hodges 68 2000-2013
Kevin Walters 65 1990-2001
Michael De Vere 64 1997-2004
Darren Smith 62 1995-2005
Lote Tuqiri 56 1999-2002
Gorden Tallis 55 1997-2004
Tonie Carroll 55 1996-2007
Chris Johns 50 1988-1996



MOST POINTS IN A SEASON
Player Tries Years
Darren Lockyer 272 (19T, 98G) 1998
Michael De Vere 206 (2T, 99G) 2001
Michael De Vere 196 (12T, 74G) 2000
Julian ONeill 193 (8T, 79G, 3FG) 1995
Michael De Vere 186 (6T, 81G) 2002
Michael De Vere 186 (12T, 69G) 2003
Corey Parker 170 (5T, 75G) 2009
Darren Lockyer 168 (7T, 70G) 1997*
Michael De Vere 162 (8T, 65G) 2004
Corey Parker 160 (3T, 74G) 2011
Terry Matterson 156 (2T, 74G) 1992
Terry Matterson 150 (8T, 59G) 1988
Ben Walker 150 (7T, 61G) 1999



MOST POINTS FOR CLUB
Player Tries Years
Darren Lockyer 1,195 (123T, 341G, 21FG) 1995-2011
Corey Parker 968 (33T, 408G) 2001-2013

Michael De Vere


1,062 (64T, 403G)


1997-2004
Terry Matterson 744 (29T, 314G) 1988-1995
Steve Renouf 568 (142T) 1989-1999
Michael Hancock 484 (120T, 2G) 1988-2000
Julian ONeill 480 (33T, 169G, 10FG) 1991-1995



From Official Rugby League Annual
By David Middleton
Updated October 22, 2013 By Trad McLean




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