BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10: Tevita Pangai Junior of the Broncos looks on during the round nine NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on May 10, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

The NRL season has been dealt a blow over reports that up to 10 Broncos players breached biosecurity protocols.

The Courier Mail reports that a number of Broncos, including Tevita Pangai Jr, are being investigated for a separate potential breach at Everton Park Hotel earlier this month.

It comes after Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk cautioned the NRL that they were on their last warning over COVID infringements.

“I will be reminding the NRL the future of the season is in their hands. Everyone has to do the right thing. Nothing is more important than protecting the health of Queenslanders,” she said.

ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys revealed the NRL is aware of the matter and confirmed it was under investigation.

“This is of concern and it will be investigated. I can’t comment any further,” V’landys said.

Pangai Jr was involved in a separate breach over the weekend where he visited a barber shop.

The Broncos are set to immediately terminate his $650,000 contract as a result.


  1. The rest of the NRL shouldn’t have to suffer due to the failures of the Brisbane Donkeys.
    Hand them the spoon and kick them out of the comp for the rest of the year.

  2. If this is proven just kick Brisbane out of the comp for the year.
    The sacrifices made by the Warriors and Storm players families and staff to keep the season going need to be for something.

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