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The Brisbane Broncos may be an expansion club in Australia, having only been established in 1988, but despite that they have quickly gone on to become one of the biggest and most successful Rugby club of either code.
The Broncos would look at home in English Premier League thanks to their massive Suncorp Stadium home and also for their huge fanbase that often see’s 40-50,000 fans in attendance at matches.
Since then the iconic maroon and gold playing kit has seen many of the world’s biggest stars ply their trade in the Queensland city of Brisbane.
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The club have played out of a number of grounds throughout their history, including the likes of Pioneer Oval, QEII Stadium and the ANZAC Oval, but there is only one ground that is highly associated with the club and that is Suncorp Stadium.
The steeply banked 3 tiers of the stadium is capable of hosting over 50,000 fans for matches and as well as playing host to the Broncos, the ground is also the home stadium for the Queensland Maroons State of Origin side and it has played host to major international matches including the Rugby League World Cup final.
Known to older fans as Lang Park, the stadium is centrally located and has decent road, rail and metro links to the city and surrounding area which helps the club to attract fans to the ground and to have the largest average attendance of an any other club.
It is the third most populous city in the country, with a popular of around 2.6 million, and as one of the heartlands of the sport in Australia, it is where many of the sports biggest stars start their journey to Rugby League superstar.
The club are easy to recognise whenever they take the field thanks to their maroon and gold playing strip but there brand is amongst the strongest in world rugby thanks to their years of success which has included league titles and a number of World Club Challenge titles.
As mentioned, the Brisbane Broncos were first established back in 1988 as the Queensland Rugby League authorities looked to combat the AFL’s (Australian Football League) expansion into Queensland and into the city of Brisbane.
That saw the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) authority invite a Brisbane team to join their ranks and after a number of proposals, a successful bid was decided upon and the newly formed Brisbane Broncos came into existence.
The first season for the club saw a whole host of local talents join the club including the likes of Wally Lewis, the then captain of the Kangaroos as well as Allan Langer, Chris Johns, Gene Miles, Terry Matterson and Kerrod Walters whilst Wayne Bennett took over as head coach.
For much of the early going in that seaosn, the club were in the top 4 and after a poor end to the season, Brisbane would end their first seaosn outside of the play-offs.
After more big name signings including the likes of Steve Renouf, the club would win their first piece of silverware in the 1989 Panasonic Cup but in the league they once again finished outside of the play-offs.
Kevin Walters joined the club for the 1990 seaosn and Wally Lewis was removed as captain due to off of the field issues and whilst that was highly controversial at the time, it seemed to have the desired effect on the field as Brisbane would finish the season in 2nd spot but they came up empty handed after losing a semi-final to Canberra.
In 1992, the club finished top of the table to pick up their first minor Premiership but most importantly, they would go onto to reach the Grand Final where they met the Dragons an after a dominant second half, they picked up their first title trophy with a 28-8 win.
The next season saw the drop down the table to 5th but after an improved play-off performance, they became the first club to reach the Grand Final after finishing in 5th and then the first to win the competition from 5th after defeating the Dragons once again.
In 1995, the club found themselves in the middle of the ‘Super League Wars’ as they became the last club to join the breakaway league, although the fact that the Broncos CEO took over the running of the new Super League led many to believe that is was the Broncos pushing for its formation.
The first seaosn in the ARL was ok in terms of performances but it was the debut of Darren Lockyer that would have the biggest impact going forward.
The next season saw the win the title comfortably and take part in an extended World Club Challenge where they defeated Halifax, St Helens, Auckland, and the Hunter Mariners to win the first ever league version of the event.
The 1998 saw the competition unified once again and after been down in 6th pace after 14 rounds, they would end the regular seaosn with a run of 12 straight wins to pick up a minor Premiership but they would lose in the play-offs at the first hurdle but that only spurred them on as they would win all remaining matches from there and pick up another league title by defeating Canterbury in the Grand Final.
The 2006 saw a return to form for the club as they faced off against Melbourne in the Grand Final and won by 15 points to 8.
That turned out to be the clubs last trip to the big show until the 2015 season, which coincided with the return of Wayne Bennett as head coach.
In the end they came up just short in a battle against state rival North Queensland in a pulsating final that wen tot golden point and saw Johnathan Thurston score a drop goal to clinch the title for the Cowboys.
In the 2020 season, the club broke another record when they finished in last place for the first.
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