The Courier-Mail



Michael Hancock was a foundation Broncos player in 1988 and now works at the club as a game and community developmen­t officer. Apart from two seasons playing in England, he has been with the Broncos his entire adult life. After starring for the Toowoomba Clydesdale­s in the Queensland State Leagueas a 17-year-old, Hancock was a one of the first players signned to the fledgling Broncos. He joined the likes of Wally Lewis and Gene Miles, establishe­d Australian Test players at the time. He played 274 games for the club and was a member of five of the six Broncos premiershi­p teams, but it was not always plain sailing. Along with other establishe­d stars, Hancock was told by coach Wayne Bennett at the end of the 1995 that he was not guaranteed his first-grade spot for the following season and he was free to leave if he so wished.

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