During the late eighties and early nineties, regardless of whether you loved or loathed the Brisbane Broncos, Steve Renouf would have been first picked in anyone's fantasy footy or dream team.
Regarded as one of the game's greatest centre, "The Pearl" as he was affectionately known proudly represented the Brisbane Broncos for a decade, playing 183 matches and scoring 142 tries. Identified playing with the Murgon Mustangs, Renouf featured prominently as the Broncos claimed the 1992 Winfield Cup Grand Final against St George with Renouf putting the Dragons to the sword with a 98 metre during the second half.
Just weeks after tasting premiership success, Steve was packing his bags and flying out for the United Kingdom as the Australian Kangaroos defeated England to claim their sixth World Cup crown.
There was further grand final success for the Pearl in 1997 as the Broncos dismantled the Cronulla Sharks in that years Super League decider with Renouf named man of the match following a three try performance. Renouf added another premiership ring to his collection as Brisbane demolished Canterbury Bankstown in the seasons deciding match.
A staple in Queensland times from 1991 to 1998, Renouf represented Queensland on 11 occasions, also playing twice for the Queensland Super League team.
The proudly indigenous flyer also represented the Australian kangaroos on 10 occasions and the Australian Super League team once, before joining the Wigan Warriors ahead of the 2000 English Super League season where he played 59 games, scoring 43 tries including two on debut.
Steve Renouf will represent the Brisbane Broncos in the Deadly Choices Old Boys Invitational at CBUS Super stadium on Sunday July 8th.
Steve Renouf Represented:
- Brisbane Broncos
- Queensland (Super League)
- Australia (Super League)
- Wigan Warriors