Broncos back rower Sam Thaiday has expressed his desire to take over the captaincy of the Brisbane club after current skipper Darren Lockyer retires at the end of the season.
Injured North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston is eyeing a 2011 NRL return earlier than first expected, the highly-capped test star hoping to get back to business in Round 23 for the Cowboys crucial clash against the Brisbane Broncos.
Suns captain Gary Ablett has urged Karmichael Hunt to resist overtures from rugby league and remain with the Gold Coast club.
After a year on the sidelines and another injury scare at the start of the 2011 NRL season, Brisbane Broncos veteran centre Justin Hodges looks to be back to full fitness and ready to play on through the finals alongside his long-time friend and mentor, retiring skipper Darren Lockyer.
Petero Civoniceva has taken the unusual step of issuing a statement to deny rumours of a falling out between himself and Penrith boss Phil Gould after the Panthers skipper was granted a release from the final year of his contract to re-join the Brisbane Broncos.
Test and origin centre Willie Tonga has been granted a release from the final year of his contract with the Cowboys and is expected to sign with the Parramatta Eels for the 2012 season.
The NRL’s most capped forward Petero Civoniceva on Tuesday announced his signing of a one-year contract with the Brisbane Broncos for the 2012 NRL season, which will see the veteran finish out his career with his inaugural club.
The Brisbane Bombers, who are attempting to gain entry into the NRL for the 2013 season, have expressed interest in luring AFL convert Karmichael Hunt back to rugby league.
Johnathan Thurston could be out with the knee injury he picked up in the third state of origin match for longer than first expected.
Melbourne Storm have retained their lead in the 2011 NRL Telstra Premiership, the club still top of the table after their securing their seventh straight victory with a commanding win over the Canberra Raiders on Sunday afternoon. 1
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