CHRIS WILSON Just 48 hours after the Canberra Raiders confirmed star Anthony Milford would return to the club in 2014, reports have emerged that the deal has broken down.
A ray of hope has appeared through the injury cloud over Jharal Yow Yeh, with Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin hopeful the Test winger will be fit to play in NRL pre-season trials.
CHRIS WILSON Queenslander Kurt Baptiste says Raiders fans need not worry about his becoming homesick.
James MacSmith Brisbane have added a trio of signings to their NRL squad in a bid to add depth to the side after a bitterly disappointing 2013 season.
The Brisbane Broncos have moved to beef up their inconsistent forward pack by signing Sydney Roosters prop Martin Kennedy on a three-year deal.
STEVE MASCORD Ben Barba played, his 2014 selection rival Josh Hoffman was gone by the time he came off the bench, and his new Brisbane teammates secured a last-ditch victory over finals-bound Canterbury.
STEVE MASCORD Canterbury chief executive Raelene Castle has cancelled a media conference in Brisbane so she can return to Sydney on Friday and attend to urgent business in the wake of Ben Barba’s return to rugby league.
Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko Canterbury coach Des Hasler is ''very comfortable'' with how the Bulldogs handled the situation when Ben Barba's partner Ainslie Currie approached the club with concerns over the star fullback's welfare.
PHIL LUTTON Brisbane great Steve Renouf has joined a growing chorus of dissatisfaction with his former club, urging the Broncos to call in independent auditors to tear apart the football operations as Red Hill sits out the NRL finals for just the second time in 21 seasons.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Thursday 7.45pm (AEST)
PHIL LUTTON It was only a week ago that Broncos chief executive Paul White was standing in front of reporters not only delivering the news Brisbane fans had wanted to hear but praising the manner in which it unfolded.
BRAD WALTER The NRL's integrity unit will investigate whether senior Canterbury officials covered up domestic violence allegations against star fullback Ben Barba earlier this year.
The NRL's integrity unit has begun investigating Canterbury's actions in relation to standing down troubled star Ben Barba earlier this season.
STEVE MASCORD Foundation Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett expressed disappointment the Broncos had missed the finals for only the second time in 21 years.
STEVE MASCORD Brisbane's season is over and so, apparently, is that of Newcastle's captain.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Ben Barba would have followed his family anywhere, even if it meant walking away from rugby league.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 7.35pm (AEST)
MICHAEL CHAMMAS The irony in Ben Barba moving to Brisbane to resurrect the club's fortunes next season is that he could return from injury next week in time to end their final hopes for this year.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Ben Barba's mother, Kim Barba, said she will always love the Bulldogs for what the club did for her son but believes his move to Brisbane will bring out the best in him.
Jim Morton Former Test halfback Scott Prince has announced he'll hang up his boots once the Broncos' 2013 campaign comes to an end
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Penrith Panthers have lured Peter Wallace back to the club for after the playmaker was granted an early release from his Broncos contract.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS He fooled them once and was touted "the fresh prince of Penrith" by the ground announcer, but when James Segeyaro fooled the Broncos a third time, he became the man who kept the Panthers' finals hopes alive.
Rory Callinan and Ben Butler News Corp has scored a handy benefit from federal pork barrelling after the two major parties promised multi-million dollar upgrades for facilities associated the Brisbane Broncos.
MICHAEL PASCOE There is a frenzy of sports-related pork barrelling under way, an all-in maul upon a ruck, with much of it under the radar.
Centrebet Stadium, Penrith, Friday 7.35pm (AEST)
PHIL LUTTON To quote a former Labor minister and occasional rock star, "the rich get richer, the poor get the picture".
AMY REMEIKIS The Brisbane Broncos have won in their bid to take over state government land across the road from their Red Hill base.
PHIL LUTTON Earlier in the season, when Ricky Stuart eyed off this fixture at Suncorp Stadium, a small part of him would have been elated for his Parramatta Eels to be carved up by a sensational Broncos fullback.
STEVE MASCORD MAN of the match Josh Hoffman was stopped by a club official from answering a question about the club’s links with rival fullback Ben Barba in a dramatic aftermath to Brisbane’s win over Parramatta.
STEVE MASCORD JOSH Hoffman is the first choice fullback for World Cup holders New Zealand. But for most of this season, he could not hold down the No.1 shirt at his club, Brisbane.