Meet Petero Civoniceva at Tigers Sportsman’s Lunch fundraiser

Apart from having one of the best nicknames (seventy-cents-a-litre) in rugby league, Petero Civoniceva was a giant of the game and continues to be a beloved personality years after playing his final NRL game.

The powerhouse prop will join NSW Blues legend Laurie Daley as guest speakers at our annual Sportsman’s Lunch on 1 September at Victoria Park, that will include gourmet meals plus great auction pieces and raffle prizes.

About Petero Civoniceva 

Petero Civoniceva was a prop who had superb fitness and never stopped serving it up to the opposition, yet always in a sportsmanlike manner.

He was one of the best in the game in hit-ups, seemingly never tiring, with a characteristic side-on motion as he fought for extra yardage. 

Petero played 235 games for the Brisbane Broncos, winning two NRL grand finals in 1998 and 2006. He played 74 games for the Penrith Panthers, becoming the 17th player in NRL history to play 300 NRL games.

He also played 33 games for the Queensland Maroons, 45 test matches for Australia, and six tests for Fiji – his country of birth.

“Petero Civoniceva makes the grand final of the toughest players I have coached. No one ever wanted to get tackled by him.”
– Wayne Bennett

Now retired from professional footy, Petero is keeping busy off the field with several roles and projects that see him able to give back to the rugby league community.

He is involved with Fijian rugby league club Kaiviti Silktails, and, as a Deadly Choices Ambassador, Petero wants to lead by example and inspire and encourage positive attitudes and behaviours when it comes to leading a healthy life. 

As a father of four, he has a strong passion for youth and encourages and guides their development towards becoming the best that they can be.

He also founded the Petero Civoniceva Foundation to help develop and inspire young people via sport and education to have a positive impact on their society.

“I have been blessed with amazing experiences and opportunities throughout my sporting career. It is this connection to sport that has provided me with many valuable and important lessons in my life. 

Self-belief, honesty, integrity, determination and leadership to name a few. It is these qualities that have helped me throughout my life both on and off the sporting field. 

It is our aim through the Petero Civoniceva Foundation to provide opportunities to others to help develop and experience these qualities via sport and education and inspiring individuals to have a positive impact on their society.”

Join us for the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers’ annual Sportsman’s Lunch fundraiser!

Date: Friday 1 September 2023, from 12pm to 3.30pm
Location: Victoria Park Golf Complex, The Marquee Room
Price: Tickets start from $165 for a single seat, $1600 for a table of 10 and $2000 for a table of 9 with an Origin legend!

Tickets will get you a 2-course meal, 3-hour drinks package and the chance to win huge auction pieces and raffle prizes run by raconteur and emcee Justin Karcher.

The highlight of the event will be a Q&A session featuring Origin greats Petero Civoniceva and Laurie Daley as well as our very own Hostplus Cup head coach Matt Church.

Tickets are limited, get yours now!

For more information and ticket sales, click here.

Suzuki Brisbane Tigers Home Games

Suzuki Brisbane Tigers home games are held at our redeveloped Totally Workwear Stadium, Langlands Park.

Tickets at the gate: Adults $10 | Concession $5 | Children under 15-years-old are free.

Getting to the game: It is recommended to catch public transport or get dropped off to avoid missing out on a carpark.

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