Multiple outlets are today reporting that the Brisbane Broncos have sensationally ripped up Tevita Pangai Jr.’s $650k-a-year contract, with an unspecified breach notice reportedly incoming.
Both Pete Badel, chief rugby league writer for Brisbane’s Courier-Mail and, and Triple M Brisbane are reporting the forward’s days at the club are over.
Pangai Jr. is already serving a two-week suspension for breaching the NRL’s COVID protocols after he attended the opening of a Black Canvas barbershop the day after Brisbane’s loss to South Sydney. The shop allegedly has links to bike gangs in Queensland, leading to fierce criticism of the forward by several past Broncos players.
Whether his termination is linked to this breach or a separate issue is yet to be clarified. If sacked, he will not be able to sign with another club this season.
The 24-year-old has made 81 appearances for the Broncos since debuting in 2016, while also representing Tonga on the international stage.