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.
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.
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.
This week the NRL commission put forward a proposed overhaul of the NRL schedule for 2012, the major change being an extended season to save the game’s star players from having to back up just 24 hours after representative games such as the State of Origin.
Nathan “Hindy” Hindmarsh will join an elite list of Rugby League greats this Saturday when the 41-time Test star and Eels captain dons the blue and gold Parramatta jersey for the 300th time.
The Brisbane Broncos are back to full force following the sensational 2011 State of Origin series, the club naming all six of their Origin stars for their Round 19 NRL Queensland derby clash with the struggling Gold Coast Titans at Suncrop Stadium on Friday night.
Queensland have given record breaking skipper Darren Lockyer the perfect origin send off by taking the deciding game of the series 34-24 at Suncorp Stadium. 1
There may not be a bronze statue being made in his honour and there won’t be the same hype or fanfare surrounding his exit from the game, but Fijian-born Rugby League great Petero Civoniceva is a man of modesty and has said he will be happy to leave the State of Origin on a quieter note than the legendary Darren Lockyer, but not this year.
Maroons centre Justin Hodges sent a wave of panic through the Queensland origin camp yesterday when he limped off the training track while clutching at a hamstring. 1
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