Petero Civoniceva is returning to Brisbane Broncos after being released from the final year of his contract with Penrith Panthers, having indicated a desire to return home to Brisbane to be with his family.
“The Panthers understand the reason behind Petero’s decision and feel it would be unwise to stand in his way,” Penrith general manager Phil Gould said.
“Petero has been tremendous for the Panthers.
“He has given great service to the club, the community; not to mention outstanding leadership to our team. His influence at Penrith will be evident long after he’s gone.”
Civoniceva has signed a one-year deal with the Broncos.