Broncos hard man gets behind the handle bars
RUGBY league star, Corey Parker is known for his adrenaline-packed running style but it seems he enjoys going just as fast off the field.
One young fan got a pleasant surprise when he found himself alongside the Brisbane Broncos veteran at the Pro Honda Rider Training QRide at Moorooka this morning.
Former St John’s Anglican College student Sam Boock was taking the first step to acquiring his motorbike license when Parker dropped in to do the same.
“It was pretty cool,” the 18-year-old said.
“He just rocked up and we talked about how we both liked riding. He seemed like a really top bloke and just a nice guy really.”
Just like the many fitness tests the Broncos lock has gone through in his 332 games for Brisbane, Parker passed with flying colours.
“He did really well,” Boock said. “They guide you through and sort of train you so it isn’t that stressful.”
A keen volleyball player himself, Boock has seen the Broncos star play at Suncorp Stadium plenty of times before the chance encounter with his sporting idol.
This weekend the warhorse will return for Brisbane after a successful Australian test against New Zealand last weekend.
On Saturday Suncorp Stadium will host a double header round between North Queensland and Melbourne, before Brisbane and Manly face off to the delight of Queensland rugby league fans.
The two back-to-back games are expected to sell out the 50,000 plus seats available for the Saturday clash.