The Broncos' gut and rebuild is officially on following news that a host of big name stars have been told to look elsewhere.

Matt Lodge is reportedly on his way to the Warriors, possibly as soon as Round 15, while the likes of Corey Oates, Anthony Milford and Jamayne Isaako look at long odds to be in Brisbane next season.

The biggest name to be linked away from the club though is undoubtedly Tongan superstar Tevita Pangai Jr.

The Broncos confirmed reports that the troubled, yet brilliant, TPJ has been told he's free to explore his options for 2022 and beyond.

Other reports also indicate that Pangai Junior may even be allowed to leave right away should an offer be forthcoming. His three-game suspension is sure to complicate those chances.

It completes a massive fall from grace for the player once regarded as the best young forward in the game. At one point he was even the target of an international tug-of-war for his representative services.

So the question is, if not Brisbane, where does TPJ go?

In terms of his footballing ability I have no doubt eight or nine clubs would be in for his services right away, however his off-field issues will undoubtedly cut the field.

Below are the five realistic options who could be home to the next chapter of TPJ's career.


Boyd Cordner's retirement is a horrible story, however it has freed up a reported $800,000-a-season and a starting role in the Tri-colours forward pack.

Trent Robinson is exactly the kind of coach who can help Pangai realise his undoubted and unlimited potential.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Roosters captain Boyd Cordner and coach Trent Robinson celebrate victory with fans after the 2019 NRL Grand Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

It would be just like the Roosters to replace a retiring giant of the game with a young, dynamic, game-breaking firebrand.