Brisbane Broncos

Hodges showed maturity with rep retirement

Beth Newman   Broncos forward Sam Thaiday said Justin Hodges' looming representative retirement was a mark of his growing maturity as a leader.

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Hodges flags representative retirement after Test, Origins

Time to go: Justin Hodges is ready to call it a day in rep football.

Phil Lutton   Brisbane centre Justin Hodges says this will be his final year of representative rugby league and has told Australian selectors he's primed to go out with a win if selected in the side to face New Zealand in Friday's Anzac Test.

Broncos surge back to life to hold off lively Eels

On form: Anthony Milford of the Broncos celebrates with team mates after scoring.

Phil Lutton   Small-man revolution at Red Hill continues as Kodi Nikorima unearths two pieces of second-half gold to help Brisbane hold off Parramatta.

Bennett says teams are bogged down as game speeds up

Speed hump: Broncos coach Wayne Bennett sees the game getting faster.

Phil Lutton   It may not be a case of the quick and the dead just yet. The quick and the seriously ill may be closer to the mark.

Son of a soldier McGuire has Anzac in the blood

Broncos prop Josh McGuire charges into the opposition defence.

Phil Lutton   Any number of Australian footballers have been sharing their Anzac stories, tales of grandfathers or great grandfathers that served their country and often paid with their lives.

Glenn fractures eye socket

Alex Glenn of the Broncos.

Brad Walter   Wayne Bennett ranks Brisbane fullbacks as Justin Hodges injury leaves Broncos with fifth choice rookie

St George Illawarra Dragons beat Brisbane Broncos

Super Cooper: Mike Cooper crosses for the decisive try for the Dragons.

Brad Walter   Dragons go top of the table with gritty win over Broncos.

McGregor doing it his way after lifeline from Bennett

Success story: Dragons coach Paul McGregor.

Brad Walter   How Wayne Bennett backflip gave Paul McGregor his coaching chance at Dragons.

Boyd on track for 'remarkable' return

Darius Boyd could make an early return from an Achilles injury.

Vince Rugari   Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says Darius Boyd is on track for a "remarkable" ahead-of-schedule NRL return from injury.

Broncos ready for representative disruption

Wayne Bennett: "Something's got to change."

Beth Newman   Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says he's prepared for a whole new season once the representative period begins.

Race for second Brisbane team hots up

Advanced bid: The Brisbane Bombers logo.

Phil Lutton   A fresh player has emerged in the race for a second NRL team in Brisbane, with a new business consortium testing the waters.

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Interchange rule rethink shows why Wayne Bennett is signing up the nippy, little players

Roy Masters dinkus Dinkus

Roy Masters   "We cannot have coaches dictating the rules of our game," is a comment I've heard or read NRL football operations boss Todd Greenberg make a dozen times.

Thaiday aggression fired up Broncos: Glenn

Sam Thaiday and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves square off on Friday night.

Beth Newman   Thaiday responds emphatically to Bennett criticism.

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Third time lucky for Broncos' Ben Hunt

On top: Ben Hunt of the Broncos celebrates after scoring the match-winning try.

Beth Newman   Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt was his side's golden point hero but his match-winning try against the Roosters wasn't necessarily part of his plan.

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Hunt the hero as Broncos beat Roosters

Match-winner: Broncos halfback Ben Hunt.

Phil Lutton   A spiteful series of feuds between Sam Thaiday and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was the rolling entertainment but Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt did the real business as the Broncos triumphed in a bitter Friday night, golden-point rumble at Suncorp Stadium.

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Roosters great says Tuivasa-Sheck will continue to deliver

Running battle: Sam Thaiday of the Broncos and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters face off on Friday night.

Phil Lutton   Roosters great Anthony Minichiello has dubbed Roger Tuivasa-Sheck as the form fullback in the game and said he had no concerns the youngster would mentally check out of Bondi before he heads across the ditch next season.

No regrets for aspiring Bronco who embraced Bondi

Brisbane to Bondi: Roosters forward Dylan Napa.

Phil Lutton   Roosters giant Dylan Napa has no regrets about turning his back on the club he supported as a kid but could exercise a degree of payback when his side takes the field against the Broncos on Friday night.

Early wins key for Broncos' premiership hopes

Dale Copley of the Broncos: For some clubs early season wins mean that little bit more.

Josh Bristow   Comment: It's that time of year again. The April Premiership.

No Hodges or Blair for Broncos

Out: Justin Hodges of the Broncos.

Vince Rugari   Brisbane captain Justin Hodges and forward Adam Blair have failed in their bid to prove their fitness for Friday night's NRL blockbuster against the Sydney Roosters.

Napa gets strongest push yet for Origin call-up

"He's got a big frame, the fiery red hair and cannonballs for shoulders that just go through players": Thaiday on Napa.

Phil Lutton   Sam Thaiday will be doing everything he can to avoid a frontal confrontation with Dylan Napa when Brisbane host the Roosters on Friday night.