BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Tevita Pangai Junior of the Broncos during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane Broncos star Tevita Pangai Jr is set to have his $650,000 contract terminated by the club due to his COVID breach, according to multiple reports.

It is believed that the 24-year old deliberately beached COVID protocols over the weekend when he visited a barber shop.

According to News Corp, he will reportedly be hit with a with a breach-of-contract notice for his COVID offence after becoming caught up in a police raid on a Mongols bikie barber shop.

The Broncos are reportedly fed up and ready to rip up his contract immediately.

The club is also not happy over his self confessed call to Roosters chairman Nick Politis last week amid talk he was shopping himself to rival clubs.

Pangai Jr will have five days to to respond to the breach notice, but he has likely played his last game for the club.

He also faces a potential 40,000 fine from the NRL for his breach of biosecurity protocols.


  1. Finally someone at the Broncos has grown some kahunas. This sort of leadership has been sadly lacking of late.

  2. Broncos should have swapped him to another club and atleast got something back in return.
    Now they have Fifita gone, Staggs unhappy, Boyd ready to retire and Seibod rooting everyone’s misso and still no results on the field.

    I would given up Jack Bird and Tavita Pangai Jr for Ben Hunt and Josh Kerr. I know, I know Ben Hunt … but atleast when he was in the side they made the grand final. He would offer reliable service and performances out of hooker and help direct that young forward pack and help steer those young halves.

    In return the Dragons get an absolute rippa of a deal. Jack Bird returns home to where it all started for him to replace Euan Aiken who looks set to leave. Pangai Jr replaces Tyson Frizzel who is off to the knights next season. Both Bird and Pangai 2 seasons ago were in great form, Bird was a NSW centre and Pangai was a near mil dollar player. Both players are still young and could turn it around whereas Ben Hunt is over 30 and collecting 1.2mil for the next couple years.

    Dragons with Dufty Bird Lomax Norman McInnes Vaughan Tariq Sims Pangai Jr that’s a solid group of players.

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