Michael Chammas Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds believes this year's Bulldogs outfit is a more complete football team than the Ben Barba-inspired team that reached the 2012 grand final.
Michael Chammas After Ben Barba inflicted his former club with their first loss at the Auckland Nines, Broncos forward Sam Thaiday conceded Brisbane's newest recruit could start the season at five-eighth.
Michael Chammas Ben Barba said he copped plenty of abuse from Bulldogs fans in his return to the dog house, admitting there were plenty of nerves heading into the clash against his old club.
Michael Chammas Ben Barba's successful return to ANZ Stadium against his former club highlighted the size of the hole he's left at Canterbury rather than the one he's filled at Brisbane.
Michael Chammas Ben Barba could line up against the Bulldogs on the opening day of the NRL Auckland Nines in February after the Broncos were drawn in the same pool as the fullback's former club.
Michael Chammas Ben Barba's parents won't be at their son's first game for the Broncos on Friday night, amid concerns about the hostility their son is expected to face from Bulldogs supporters.
Michael Chammas Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium, Friday 7.45pm
Michael Chammas South Sydney will argue that Issac Luke feared he could have suffered a serious neck injury when he lashed out at Michael Ennis last Thursday night.
Michael Chammas Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds has found an unlikely ally in Sam Thaiday, who has defended Reynolds over the kick to his face on Friday night.
Michael Chammas BRISBANE BRONCOS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
Michael Chammas Brisbane v Canterbury at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 7.45pm
Michael Chammas The baby Broncos gatecrashed the biggest party at Campbelltown in three years after a controversial penalty goal to Ben Hunt gave the visitors a two point victory on Saturday Night.
Michael Chammas BRISBANE BRONCOS v MANLY SEA EAGLES at Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 3.00pm.
Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.
Adrian Proszenko and Michael Chammas They're two of the most exciting fullbacks in the game, even if one of them is winging it.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Corey Norman returns home to Brisbane for the first time as an Eel. He'll be desperate for a big game, so too his halves partner Chris Sandow.
Michael Chammas No one expected the Bulldogs to start the year as competition leaders without a genuine fullback, but halves Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson have been integral to their success.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: These two teams will be in the hunt come finals time. The Raiders showed their potential in the win against South Sydney, while the Panthers are one of the competition's big...
Michael Chammas Greg Inglis' footsteps are getting louder, but Australian fullback Billy Slater has felt players coming for his rep jerseys his entire career.
Michael Chammas NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS v BRISBANE BRONCOS at 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.40pm.