PLAYERS | Darryl Brohman


Panther 156

95 matches [1979-1983; 1986-1987]

54 points [12 tries, 7 goals]


Brisbane Norths forward who debuted in 1976 in the Brisbane competition before being signed to come down to Sydney to play for Penrith in 1979.

Alternating between the front and second row, he was a skilful ball player who added a much needed touch of class to Penrith’s attack.

Brohman became the Panthers second representative in the then fledgling State of Origin series, debuting for Queensland in 1983. A broken jaw suffered in his Queensland debut reportedly denied him an opportunity to make his Test debut later in the year. Unfortunately, it would be the closest he would get to selection for higher honours.

He departed for Canterbury in 1984, winning back to back premierships at the Bulldogs before making a return to Penrith in 1986. He made a return to the Queensland team for a second appearance in 1986. 1987 would be his final season, making only seven first grade appearances, but bowed out on a high being a member of the club’s maiden reserve grade premiership.

Post retirement, he would enter coaching, being the reserve grade coach at Brisbane and Canterbury before returning to Penrith to be an assistant to Phil Gould, before entering a long career in the media, both in television and radio.


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