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The Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Football Club Ltd., commonly referred to as the Brisbane Broncos or colloquially as Red Hill, are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland.wikipedia
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National Rugby League

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Founded in April 1988, the Broncos play in Australia's elite competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership.
Further expansion of the league followed in 1988, with another three teams based outside Sydney introduced to the competition; the Newcastle Knights and the first two Queensland teams, the Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast-Tweed Giants.

Barry Maranta

After tough competition between the various syndicates for the Brisbane licence, the Queensland Rugby League chose the bid of former Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) players, Barry Maranta and Paul "Porky" Morgan.
Barry Maranta (born 18 December 1934), is an Australian businessman and co-founder of the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team.

Anthony Seibold

The club's current head coach is former South Sydney Rabbitohs coach, Anthony Seibold, who was the Dally M coach of the year for 2018.
Anthony Seibold (born 3 October 1974) is the head coach of the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL.

Brisbane Rugby League premiership

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After tough competition between the various syndicates for the Brisbane licence, the Queensland Rugby League chose the bid of former Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) players, Barry Maranta and Paul "Porky" Morgan. Queensland's success in the 1980s, the early years of the State of Origin series between Queensland and New South Wales, in addition to the inclusion of a combined Brisbane Rugby League team in the mid-week competition, convinced the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) to invite a Queensland-based team into the competition. The Broncos secured the services of Australian Kangaroos captain Wally Lewis and former BRL coach Wayne Bennett.
The Brisbane Rugby League however, had been in slow decline for some 15 years as large numbers of its players left to compete in the more lucrative Sydney Rugby League premiership, and began to lose popular interest with the creation of the Brisbane Broncos in 1988.

1989 Brisbane Broncos season

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In their second season they won the mid-week knockout competition, the 1989 Panasonic Cup.
The 1989 Brisbane Broncos season was the second in the club's history.

1992 Brisbane Broncos season

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The club first tasted premiership success in 1992, and again in 1993, defeating the St. George Dragons in both years at Sydney Football Stadium.
The 1992 Brisbane Broncos season was the fifth in the club's history and they competed in the NSWRL's 1992 Winfield Cup premiership.

1993 Brisbane Broncos season

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The club first tasted premiership success in 1992, and again in 1993, defeating the St. George Dragons in both years at Sydney Football Stadium.
The 1993 Brisbane Broncos season was the sixth in the club's history.

Paul Morgan (rugby league)

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After tough competition between the various syndicates for the Brisbane licence, the Queensland Rugby League chose the bid of former Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) players, Barry Maranta and Paul "Porky" Morgan.
He is remembered for being co-founder of the Brisbane Broncos club.

State of Origin series

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Queensland's success in the 1980s, the early years of the State of Origin series between Queensland and New South Wales, in addition to the inclusion of a combined Brisbane Rugby League team in the mid-week competition, convinced the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) to invite a Queensland-based team into the competition.
Brisbane Courier-Mail reporter Hugh Lunn, Barry Maranta (the future co-founder of the Brisbane Broncos) and Maranta's business partner Wayne Reid played a part in persuading QRL chairman Ron McAullife that the concept could be used in rugby league.

1989 Panasonic Cup (rugby league)

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In their second season they won the mid-week knockout competition, the 1989 Panasonic Cup.
The tournament was played from March to June 1989, culminating in the final between Brisbane and Illawarra.

New South Wales Rugby League premiership

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The club was founded in April 1988 as part of the Winfield Cup's national expansion, becoming, along with the Gold Coast-Tweed Giants, one of Queensland's first two participants in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership.
In 1988, for the very first time, two Queensland teams joined the competition, with the inclusions of the Brisbane Broncos and the Gold Coast-Tweed Giants.

World Club Challenge

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They also have two World Club Challenges.

Allan Langer

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Club legend Allan Langer retired mid-season, perhaps as a result of the team's form.
Allan Jeffrey "Alfie" Langer AM (born 30 July 1966) is an Australian former multi-award-winning rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and works as an assistant coach for the Australian national team and the Brisbane Broncos.

Wayne Bennett (rugby league)

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The Broncos secured the services of Australian Kangaroos captain Wally Lewis and former BRL coach Wayne Bennett. In 1990, in order to increase in the Winfield Cup, Wayne Bennett controversially sacked Wally Lewis as the Broncos' captain and inserted Gene Miles into the job.
After starting his NSWRL Premiership coaching career with the Canberra Raiders, Bennett was appointed the inaugural coach of the new Brisbane Broncos club in 1988, later winning six premierships with them.

Gene Miles

In 1990, in order to increase in the Winfield Cup, Wayne Bennett controversially sacked Wally Lewis as the Broncos' captain and inserted Gene Miles into the job.
An Australian international and Queensland State of Origin representative, he played his club football in the Brisbane Rugby League premiership before joining the Brisbane Broncos in 1988 and later captained in 1990.

South Sydney Rabbitohs

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The club's current head coach is former South Sydney Rabbitohs coach, Anthony Seibold, who was the Dally M coach of the year for 2018.
Souths' only success came in 1994 when they won the pre-season competition, defeating the Brisbane Broncos 27–26 in the final.

Michael Hancock (rugby league)

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The game marked the retirement of veterans Kevin Walters and Michael Hancock.
An Australian international and Queensland State of Origin representative, he played in the Brisbane Broncos first five Grand Final victories in 1992, 1993, 1997 Super League, 1998 and 2000.

2006 NRL Grand Final

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However, they reversed this run of form, winning 6 of their last 7 games including the premiership decider against the Melbourne Storm and keeping their perfect Grand Final record intact.
It was played between the first-placed Melbourne Storm and the third-placed Brisbane Broncos clubs on the night of Sunday, 1 October.

Super League war

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The Broncos later became the dominant force in the competition before playing a significant role in the Super League War of the mid-1990s, then continuing to compete successfully in the newly created National Rugby League competition.
After the privately owned Brisbane Broncos transferred a 20% share of their company to Northern Rivers Ltd, the new shareholders received the following:

2006 Brisbane Broncos season

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In 2006, after a strong early and mid-season performance, the Broncos again entered the post-Origin slump, losing 5 consecutive games.
The 2006 Brisbane Broncos season was the nineteenth in the club's history.

Kevin Walters

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The game marked the retirement of veterans Kevin Walters and Michael Hancock.
Walters played for the Australian Kangaroos, Queensland Maroons and at professional club level primarily for the Brisbane Broncos.

Melbourne Storm

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However, they reversed this run of form, winning 6 of their last 7 games including the premiership decider against the Melbourne Storm and keeping their perfect Grand Final record intact.
Former Brisbane Broncos centre Chris Johns became the CEO of the club and Ribot stepped down from the head of Super League to set up the club.

Sam Thaiday

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The loss was also the final game for retiring Brisbane player Sam Thaiday.
Samuel Arthur Thaiday (born 12 June 1985) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League, serving as their captain from 2012 until 2013.

North Queensland Cowboys

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They finished eighth on the premiership ladder, and were knocked out of the finals in the first week, losing 33–16 to the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.
In 2015, the Cowboys played in the first all-Queensland grand final, defeating the Brisbane Broncos 17-16 in golden point to win their first premiership.

Queensland rugby league team

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Queensland's success in the 1980s, the early years of the State of Origin series between Queensland and New South Wales, in addition to the inclusion of a combined Brisbane Rugby League team in the mid-week competition, convinced the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) to invite a Queensland-based team into the competition.
In 1988, the introduction of Queensland-based clubs for the first grade competition Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast, saw more wealth of talent for Queensland.