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Petero Civoniceva

Prop

Player Bio

Inducted:
2018
Birthplace:
Suva, Fiji
Date of Birth:
21 April 1976
Nickname:
-
Debut Team:
Brisbane Broncos
Opposition:
North Sydney Bears
Date:
26 April 1998
Venue:
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Representative:
Queensland, Australia, Fiji
Clubs:
Brisbane Broncos, Penrith Panthers

Career

Milestones

  • Premierships: 1998, 2006
  • Kangaroo Tours: 2001, 2003
  • World Cup: 2008
  • Dally M Prop of the Year: 2008
  • Harry Sunderland Medal: 2006
  • RLPA Players’ Champion: 2008
First Class Games
401
Points
112
Tries
28

Biography

Fijian-born, and a Redcliffe Junior, Petero Civoniceva was a prop who had superb fitness and never stopped serving it up to the opposition, yet always in a sportsmanlike manner.

He was one of the best in the game in hit-ups, seemingly never tiring, with a characteristic side-on motion as he fought for extra yardage. His consistency was astonishing; he never seemed to have a bad game.

Between 2001 and 2014, Civoniceva played in 33 Origin matches, 45 Tests for Australia and six Tests for Fiji.

He was superb in the 2006 Tri-Nations tournament.

He had emerged with the Brisbane Broncos in 1998, the season the club won its third premiership. He was also part of title teams in 2000, when he missed the grand final, and 2006.

For 10 seasons from 1998 his sole senior club was the Brisbane Broncos, and for the early seasons of the 21st century he was, with Shane Webcke, half of what most pundits believed to be the best front-row partnership in the world.

"Petero Civoniceva makes the grand final of the toughest players I have coached. No one ever wanted to get tackled by him."

Wayne Bennett Coach

Career Stats

Club Career

Club
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Brisbane Broncos Premiership
1998
2012
2007
2012
235 22 - - 88
Penrith Panthers Premiership 2008 2011 74 3 - - 12

Representative Career

State

State
Team Name Competition Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Queensland State of Origin New South Wales 2001 2012 33 1 - - 4

International

International
Team Name Competition Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Australia Tests and World Cup
2001
2003
2001
2011
45 2 - - 8
Australia Tour Matches 2003 2004 4 - - - -
Fiji Tests and World Cup 2013 2014 6 - - - -

Other Representative

Other Representative
Team Name Opponent Year Start Year End Played Tries Goals Field Goals Points
Australian Invitational XIII Papua New Guinea 2004 2004 1 - - - -
NRL All Stars Indigenous All Stars 2011 2011 1 - - - -

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