Staggs will go in for surgery on his ACL next week, almost three weeks after he suffered the injury. Staggs played in the club's elimination final against Parramatta which Brisbane lost 58-0 at the new Western Sydney Stadium. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott slams a... Rival footy fans trade blows in post-game brawl despite a... 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[12] Staggs would finish his debut NRL season with him playing in 9 matches and scoring 2 tries for the Broncos in the 2018 NRL season. Staggs scored ten tries from 14 Broncos appearances this season. A footy player has capped off a perfect debut by sharing an embrace with his family - as tears flowed for his sick grandmother whose sacrifices meant he was able to chase his NRL dream. All times AEDT (GMT +11). Kotoni Staggs revealed on Wednesday that he will not return from his ACL injury until “round 13 or 14” of the 2021 NRL season. “All the boys put their efforts and we went out there every week and we did everything we could. He was looking for his grandmother Dawn, who had to be rushed to hospital with a throat infection. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. "I'm heading home next Friday actually for a golf day and a barbecue for the community as well.”. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. On 13 October 2018, Staggs was selected to play for the Junior Kangaroos against the Junior Kiwis, playing at second-row in the 40-24 win at Mt Smart Stadium. There’s a lot of hard work to be put in to be right for next year,” he said. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. 'It was worth the travel to witness that - it was awesome. Staggs' try against the Dragons in round 15 also took out Play Of The Year at the awards ceremony. While he is gaining confidence with each NRL appearance – Saturday will be his 19th in the top grade – he says with Roberts waiting in the wings he has to continue to elevate his game. “I didn’t want to finish the season like that but that’s what footy brings.". Staggs was showing great performances for the Dolphins in the early rounds, bouncing between Centre and Second-Row, his versatility catching the eye of Broncos coach Wayne Bennett to include him into the full-time squad. He is an Indigenous All Stars representative and cousin to Travis Porter. The … We are no longer accepting comments on this article. “You did not know at the time of contact with the victim that he was a professional footballer,” Magistrate Previtera said. [16][17][18], Staggs made 14 appearances for Brisbane in the 2020 NRL season. Robinson’s defence lawyer Jason Jacobson told the court his client was not responsible for sharing the video, saying it was sent to a friend who shared the file more widely. They stuck by my side. But it was really emotional, because she raised him while his mother was in and out of jail trying to sort herself out.'. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. 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