Broncos sign Moses Pangai
The Broncos have bolstered their stocks in the outside backs with the signing of Moses Pangai from Intrust Super Cup club the Townsville Blackhawks starting in 2017.
The older brother of current Bronco Tevita Pangai Jr, Moses has spent time in NRL systems at the Cowboys, Panthers, Wests Tigers and Raiders but has just the one NRL game to his name with North Queensland back in Round 1, 2012.
BREAKING: The Broncos have signed Moses Pangai, brother of Tevita Pangai. Informing Townsville Blackhawks teammates this afternoon.— Tony Webeck (@TonyWebeck) August 2, 2016
During his time at the Raiders he was actually named to play his second NRL game in Round 10, 2014 but was replaced prior to kick-off by Sami Sauiluma for turning up late to training and never featured for the Raiders again.
After an NYC career that spawned two clubs across four seasons and saw him score 28 tries in 75 appearances, Pangai languished in the lower grades at both Penrith and Canberra before uniting with former under-20s coach Kristian Woolf for the Blackhawks' inaugural season in 2015.
Over the past two seasons he has scored 23 tries in 31 games for the Blackhawks, taking his tally of Intrust Super Cup games to 46 with 30 tries after a previous stint with the Mackay Cutters.
A towering centre who was shrugging off much older players when he made his NYC debut at just 16 years of age, Pangai now stands 191 centimetres and weighs 111 kilograms and was a member of the Blackhawks team that won the Intrust Super Cup minor premiership last season before falling to Ipswich in the grand final.
Given his outstanding performances for Townsville the 24-year-old was the subject of a mooted mid-season switch to Manly prior to the June 30 deadline but the opportunity to revive his NRL career will now come under master coach Wayne Bennett at the Broncos from next season.