“We’re not talking about a 200 gamer here” | Gordie Backs TPJ Exit


Article heading image for “We’re not talking about a 200 gamer here” | Gordie Backs TPJ Exit


League legend Gordie Tallis is backing the Broncos decision to let go of Tevita Pangai Jnr a year early, standing by Kevin Walters decision to not give game time to players who have opted to leave.

Speaking on The Rush Hour Queenslander with Dobbo, the former Broncos captain told listeners that he applauded similar decisions made by former coach Wayne Bennett who sent some of the greats of the game down to reserve grade who weren’t buying into the culture.

“I watched Wayne Bennett do it with a young Justin Hodges, I watched him put Glen Lazarus…in reserve grade, he put Kerrod Walters in reserve grade”

“We’re not talking about a Payne Hass here, we’re not talking about a 200 gamer”

“He doesn’t do the 8/10 that well, he doesn’t do the 7/10 that well.  It’s either 3/10 or 9/10. I actually stand with the club”


It’s been a back-and-forth forty-eight hours for the twenty-five year old. After it was announced on Monday that the young enforcer would be leaving the Broncos on a three-year deal to join the Bulldogs, Dobbo reported yesterday morning the Panthers had flagged their interest in signing the forward on a short-term contract. This was initially refuted by Panthers sources however now it has been revealed that space has opened up again on the club’s roster should James Fisher-Harris be granted leave from the team bubble for the birth of his child.


Don't miss a minute of The Rush Hour Queenslander with Dobbo; listen live from 6:00pm weekdays or download the Triple M app to grab podcast now.

Nick Davis

21 July 2021

Article by:

Nick Davis

Listen Live!
Up Next