Petero Civoniceva was an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the National Rugby League who retired in 2012. A Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative prop-forward, in 2009 he broke the record for most international matches for Australia of any forward in history.
He previously played his club football for the Brisbane Broncos, with whom he won the 1998, 2000 and 2006 National Rugby League Premierships and captained the Penrith Panthers from 2009 to 2011. The Petero Civoniceva Medal is awarded to the Australian Fijian rugby league player of the year. He won the Rookie of the Year award in 1998. Petero has played over 40 Tests games for Australia, Four Nations, Tri-Nations, Kangaroo Tours, Prime Ministers 13 and State of Origin games.
He has won Club Man of the Year in 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2009. A part from the wonderful work on the field he gives his time freely despite a heavy workload of club, Origin and Test football and a young family of four. Held in the highest of regards by his peers in the National Rugby League, he is the perfect gentleman.
Petero is a White Ribbon Ambassador.
He is married with 4 children.