Rugby star proposes to girlfriend

Ricardo Simich,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Saturday, 20 May 2017, 4:39PM
James Broadhurst and Brooke Penny.
James Broadhurst and Brooke Penny.

Congratulations to former All Black and Hurricanes’ star James Broadhurst, who has popped the question to his gorgeous partner, yoga teacher Brooke Penny.

It’s lovely news for the couple, after the 29-year-old former lock last month made the decision to retire from rugby due to concussion.

“Some extensive efforts have gone into getting me back to sport by medical professionals in and out of rugby. Even though it hasn’t resulted in the outcome I had hoped for, I owe each and every one of them a huge debt, as my health has improved massively and this will undoubtedly give me quality of life in the future,” The Herald reported last month.

Spy understands Penny has been a rock at Broadhurst’s side and was recently seen beaming when she went bridal shopping with Hannah Laity, partner of Broadhurst’s former team mate Beauden Barrett.

Broadhurst owns an orchard in the Far North, which Spy thinks is an ideal place for a summer weddings.