Giant Teenager Ben Te Kura Primed for Broncos Debut against Wynnum Manly

Giant Teenager Benjamin Te Kura Primed for Broncos Debut against Wynnum Manly
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The Brisbane Broncos will field the tallest player in NRL history in Ben Te Kura when they take on Wynnum Manly in a preseason trial this Saturday night.

Benjamin Te Kura, teenage giant

Nineteen-year-old prop Ben Te Kura stands at a towering 205cm (6ft 9in). At 125kg, he has the size to match up with the biggest men in the NRL.

Te Kura exceeds the height of past giants like 201cm duo Garrick Morgan and Phil Mann. He also out-measures current monster forwards like the 200cm Nelson Asofa-Solomona and 197cm Tino Fa’asuamaleaui .

Raw talent with ‘enormous’ potential

Benjamin Te Kura
Photo Credit: Brisbane Broncos

Te Kura remains raw and is still learning from Broncos veterans. But club great Corey Parker believes he has enormous potential. Former Bronco Tevita Pangai Jr labelled the youngster “a beast of a kid.”

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The focus will be on Te Kura maintaining fitness to handle the pace of the NRL. The Broncos have him signed through 2026 to develop.

Junior star building hype

A Redcliffe junior, Te Kura attended Wavell High – the alma mater of hero Greg Inglis. He plays an aggressive front row style, powering through the line.

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Te Kura debuted in a Broncos trial in 2021 aged 17. He returns to Kougari Oval on Saturday to kickstart his case for an NRL debut this season.

Published 09-February-2024