GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Tevita Pangai of the Broncos runs the ball during the round 17 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium on July 8, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Brisbane prop Tevita Pangai Junior is a highly sort after player, with the Sydney Roosters entering the race to sign the Togan international, according to The Mole.

The 22-year-old, is off contract and is yet to sign a new deal with the Broncos, opening up possible discussions with other clubs.

The Newcastle Knights, where Pangai Junior played his junior footy, are keen to coax the prop back to the Hunter, with the Roosters now set to join the contest.

The eastern suburbs team look to be the most financially secure club to sign Pangai Junior, who is asking for at least $600,000, with their capability to find room within the salary cap and attract third party sponsors.

The reputation of the Tricolours could bring Pangai Junior down south, with coach Trent Robinson interested in adding the powerful forward as a weapon amongst his stocks for 2019.

At this stage, only the influence of supercoach Wayne Bennett could stop the potential deal from happening, as Bennett is renowned for talking players into taking pay cuts in order to stay at the Broncos.


  1. Pmsl u idiots lay claims all u want. About players and contract talks pangai Jr has made his intentions public months if speculation to where he’s going to sign blah blah horse crap…

    Pangai wants want all the young broncos want a team a brother hood not money

    Broncos for life issaako pangai Jr sua
    Offa lodge possibly

    All are in discussions and soon to put pen to paper get that up u

    • Atleast one of those you mentioned will definetely leave… and really fancy claiming lodge in your team to be a good thing, except the fact he is a nut job for what he done, he’s a sh!t player who offers very little in attack or defence… garuntee he’ll stay there cause no one else will take him

    • Your a dreamer bronco84, it is 2018 and these days loyalty to a club and play for peanuts to win a comp is a thing of the past. Brisbane Ponies pay these players slack money and any number of clubs interested in those players will pay 20 times the ponies are offering. Any player who knocks back what he is worth to play for the ageing Bennett who will never deliver another comp is a fool.💪🎱👍

  2. Well clearly the Roosters are in talks with him. They’re in talks with the entire league apparently. Since they have no cap then why not.

  3. Based on their respective output, the forwards the Broncos need to retain are:

    – Haas
    – Carrigan
    – McGuire
    – Lodge
    – Pangai Jnr
    – Fai
    – Ofahengaue
    – Fifita

    The problem for the Broncos is that they have tied too much salary cap money up in persistently underperforming players likes Gillet, Glenn, Sims, Bird, Boyd and McCullough.

    As such, they stand a good chance of losing a number of their emerging forwards to other clubs.

    Poor squad management.

  4. It would be great to have this big bloke playing at the Roosters but if he gets sucked into playing for Bennett well below his value then he is wasting his chance to win a comp with a strong club and waste valuable income making years in a relatively small window to clean up the cash whilst on offer. Bennett is a spent force and will never get a team to a grand final again. On the other hand the Roosters do not need to look to far for their own big bopper with Lindsay Collins 108kg and 194cm really coming along magnificently this season. He has a big future at the Roosters

  5. The best of the lot I’d ofehengau ( or however it’s spelt)
    Everyone thought Wallace and arrow have thrived away from Brisbane, wait til this kid gets somewhere else..
    Would love him at manly, but hat won’t happen… knights have tonne of cash apparently they should throw a lot of it at joe…

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