Tom Opacic

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Tom Opacic
Tom Opacic.jpg
Opacic playing for the Broncos in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Thomas Opacic[1]
Born (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 24)
Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–18 Brisbane Broncos 19 5 0 0 20
2019– North Queensland 0 0 0 0 0
Total 19 5 0 0 20
As of 12 October 2018
Source: [2]

Tom Opacic (born 7 September 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. Primarily a centre, he previously played for the Brisbane Broncos.


Born in Redcliffe, Queensland, Opacic is of Serbian descent[3] and played his junior rugby league for the Redcliffe Dolphins, before being signed by the Brisbane Broncos.

Playing career

Early career

In 2013 and 2014, Opacic played for the Brisbane Broncos' NYC team,[4] before graduating to their Queensland Cup team, and his old junior club, Redcliffe Dolphins in 2015.[5]


In Round 16 of the 2016 NRL season, Opacic made his NRL debut for the Broncos against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.[6][7] In September, he re-signed with the Broncos on a 2-year contract until the end of 2018.[8]


Opacic failed to play a first grade game in 2017, after undergoing two shoulder reconstructions in the summer to treat injuries he suffered in the 2016 finals.[9] During Opacic's recovery, Tautau Moga became one of the first choice centres for the Broncos that year, relegating him to the Queensland Cup that season.


The signing of Jack Bird, as well as the emergence of promising backline players in Kotoni Staggs and Jamayne Isaako meant that Opacic spent most of 2018 playing for the Redcliffe Dolphins in the Queensland Cup competition. He scored his only try for the season, coming off the bench in the Broncos' 24-20 win against their rivals, the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 2.[10] Opacic appeared in 10 games for the Broncos in the 2018 season, starting in 6 and coming off the bench in 4.[11]

Days before the end of the regular season, it was announced that the Broncos would not be offering Opacic a new contract, and that he had signed with the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2019 season.[12]



Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season[13]
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2016 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 9 4 0 0 16
2018 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 10 1 0 0 4
Career totals 19 5 0 0 20


  1. ^ NRL. "Intrust Super Cup teams: Round 13". QRL. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  2. ^ "Tom Opacic - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  3. ^ "Brisbane Broncos rookie Tom Opacic wanted by Serbia for 2017 Rugby League World Cup bid". 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  4. ^ "O". Nyc Database. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  5. ^ NRL. "Intrust Super Cup Rd 1 teams". QRL. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  6. ^ "Updated team lists: Bulldogs v Broncos". 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  7. ^ NRL. "Late Mail - Broncos v Bulldogs". Broncos. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  8. ^ (2016-08-26). "Broncos re-sign NRL rookies". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
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External links

  • Brisbane Broncos profile
  • NRL profile
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