Suncorp Stadium today paid its own tribute to Jharal Yow Yeh, a legend in the making whose career was cut short before the football world saw the very best of him.
Jharal first came to the attention of Rugby League fans in 2008 with an outstanding year in the Broncos under 20 team, scoring 27 tries.
First grade was a formality and in March the following year, made his debut against the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium.
From that time on until that day in Perth in 2012 when he suffered what turned out to be his career ending injury, he set Rugby League fields across Australia alight with his pure speed and ability to score a try seemingly out of nothing.
He quickly became a Suncorp Stadium favourite and it’s a tragedy that he didn’t get to add to his three State of Origin and three Test appearances.
Its only appropriate that the Broncos will be giving Jharal a special farewell before the game against the Roosters on Friday night.
The first grade team and a number of Old Boys will form an on-field Guard of Honour for Jharal, his mother, grandmother and partner. There will be an on-stage interview with Jharal and Broncos CEO Paul White, followed by a special club presentation to Jharal, his family and partner. And then Jharal will walk solo around the field for his farewell lap of honour to properly say goodbye to the members and supporters in the stands.
Make sure you’re here on Friday night to pay your own tribute to this wonderful player and person.