Payne Haas is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays as a prop for the Brisbane Broncos in the National Rugby League (NRL).
He was born on December 2, 1999, in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia.
Haas began playing rugby league at a young age and was a standout player throughout his junior career. He was signed by the Brisbane Broncos in 2016 and made his NRL debut in 2018 at the age of 18.
He quickly established himself as one of the best young players in the league, with his powerful runs and aggressive defence.
In 2019, Haas was named the Broncos’ Rookie of the Year and also earned a call-up to the New South Wales State of Origin team. He played a key role in the Blues’ series victory that year and was named the Wally Lewis Medal winner for the player of the series.
Haas continued to impress in the 2020 NRL season, earning a spot in the NRL All-Stars team and being named the Broncos’ Player of the Year. He also received his first selection for the Australian national team.
Off the field, Haas has had some personal challenges, including the tragic loss of his brother in a car accident in 2019.
However, he has been praised for his resilience and determination in the face of adversity.
Haas is considered one of the best young players in the NRL and is widely regarded as a future star of the game.
He is known for his size and strength, as well as his work ethic and determination to improve.
Payne Haas parents: Meet Joan Taufua, Gregor Haas
Payne Haas’s parents are Gregor Haas and Joan Taufua. Gregor Haas is a former professional rugby league player who played for the Newcastle Knights, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the 1990s.
Joan Taufua is Payne’s mother, and not much information is publicly available about her.
Payne has spoken in interviews about the support and encouragement he has received from his parents throughout his rugby league career.