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Brisbane Broncos

Bennett plays down record against Griffin

"Ask him": Broncos coach Wayne Bennett is a man of few words.

Bennett went out of his way to ensure Thursday's match at Suncorp Stadium was about the players, not the coaches, as the Panthers try to avoid a fifth-straight defeat in the NRL.

Bennett backs Burgess' plan to count England Test

Sidelined: George Burgess.

A week after playing the villain, Wayne Bennett has emerged as George Burgess' saviour after supporting the South Sydney enforcer's plan to count England's Test next week as part of his four-match NRL ban.

Long NRL wait over for Brisbane's Ofahengaue

Raring to go: Joe Ofahengaue.

Wayne Bennett has welcomed back Joe Ofahengaue from the rugby league wilderness for Friday night's NRL clash with South Sydney after revealing the young forward had "got ahead of himself".

Broncos' Pangai Jnr ruled out for 12 weeks

Bench blow: Tevita Pangai Junior may miss three months of football.

Brisbane are reeling from news that bench forward Tevita Pangai Junior could be sidelined for up to three months with a finger injury - nine weeks longer than they expected.

Robinson delivers brutal assessment in wake of Broncos hiding

Try time: Korbin Sims of the Broncos dives over to score at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday.

After a brilliant start to the NRL season, the tricolours were left to ponder a night of brittle defence that saw them on the end of a hiding from a resurgent Brisbane Broncos - and Roosters coach Trent Robinson was not pulling any punches after the loss.

Bennett won't rush registration for controversial prop

Lodge was deregistered by the NRL after being arrested for harassing two women then assaulting a man in New York in 2015.

Controversial forward Matt Lodge may be one step closer to an NRL return after being allowed to train with Brisbane but Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says he won't be formally asking the NRL to register the ex-West Tigers prop any time soon.