Broncos

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

League

Broncos captain Corey Parker defends coach Anthony Griffin after Storm surge to victory

Corey Packer defended Neil Griffin after the Broncos convincing loss to the Storm.

Steve Mascord Brisbane co-captain Corey Parker says the sacking of coach Anthony Griffin played no part in Friday night’s heavy loss to Melbourne.

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Melbourne Storm blow rudderless Brisbane Broncos off finals course

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Steve Mascord When there’s a change of coach, players either try to impress the new man or lift in solidarity with their vanquished leader.

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Melbourne Storm dominates hapless Brisbane Broncos

Ryan Hoffman of the Storm is tackled by Matt Gillett and Ben Hunt of the Broncos.

Roy Ward The Storm dominated the Broncos in front of 36,319 fans at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

League

Melbourne Storm prepare for 'blockbuster' against arch-rival Brisbane Broncos

Raiders recruit: Storm winger Sisa Waqa will line up for Canberra in 2015.

Roy Ward The Storm head to Suncorp Stadium for a Friday night clash with the Broncos.

League

Sam Burgess feared his NRL career with South Sydney was over

No serious damage: Sam Burgess falls awkwardly on his right shoulder during Souths’ win over the Raiders on Monday.

Brad Walter Rugby union-bound South Sydney superstar Sam Burgess admits he thought his NRL career may have been over when he was forced from GIO Stadium on Monday night due to a shoulder injury.

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League

Forwards in backs a step in wrong direction

Phil Gould

Phil Gould I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many matches as I have seen this year in which coaches have selected players out of position to fill holes caused by injuries and suspensions.

NRL Power Rankings

NRL Power Rankings: Round 20: Trouble brewing in the wild, wild west

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor For three very different reasons, the three big improvers in Sydney's west are in danger of missing the finals.

League

Wayne Bennett puts his legacy on the line by moving to Brisbane Broncos

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Andrew Webster For everything that has happened during the last 40 years of Wayne Bennett's storied career, it is what happens in the next three at the Broncos that will define him as coach.

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Wayne Bennett signing with Broncos saved Dragons from two-month soap opera

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Roy Masters Wayne Bennett’s signing with the Broncos has saved St George Illawarra from a two-month teenage TV soap opera with the Dragons cast as the baddies – prepared to dump the steady girlfriend...

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Brisbane Broncos makeshift centre Dale Copley happy for return to flank

Winging it: Broncos centre Dale Copley dives over to score against the Warriors.

Steve Mascord After scoring two tries that ended Brisbane’s three-match losing streak from the centres, Dale Copley is ready to be shunted back out to the wing.

League

Warriors pay price for flat performance against Brisbane Broncos

Out of reach: Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins tries to reel in Broncos halfback Ben Hunt.

Steve Mascord Coach Andrew McFadden believes it’s a good sign the Warriors played poorly and almost won Saturday night’s sprawling clash with Brisbane.

League

Wayne Bennett to return in Brisbane Broncos shake-up

In demand: Power coach Wayne Bennett is keen to return to his home state.

Roy Masters Wayne Bennett phoned Lachlan Murdoch on Sunday, convincing the News Corporation boss he could turn around the struggling Broncos, paving the way for him to be announced as head coach of the Brisbane...

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Brisbane Broncos outlast New Zealand Warriors as coach's gamble pays off

Big Ben: Broncos front-rower Ben Hannant dives over for a rare four-pointer against the Warriors.

Steve Mascord Brisbane and New Zealand Warriors played out a highly entertaining clash in front of a big crowd at ANZ Stadium with the Broncos winning a thriller.

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NRL Live: Broncos v Warriors

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Phil Lutton NRL Live: Broncos v Warriors

Broncos stand down three NRL players

Stood down: Jack Reed.

Jim Morton Brisbane have axed three players on the eve of their NRL clash with the Warriors for a breach of team protocols.

League

There's nothing wrong with Brisbane Broncos: Anthony Griffin

Outgoing Broncos coach Anthony Griffin says the club is in good shape.

Marissa Calligeros Sacked coach says the NRL club is in good shape as Bennett signed.

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Darius Boyd to quit Newcastle Knights leaving door open for return to Brisbane Broncos

Darius Boyd will definitely leave the Knights at season end.

Brett Keeble Knights fullback Darius Boyd is no certainty to follow coach Wayne Bennett back to the Brisbane Broncos but he will leave Newcastle at the end of this season.

Brisbane Broncos v NZ Warriors

Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)

Live: Penrith Panthers v Brisbane Broncos

Sam Kasiano.

Andrew Sonter The top-of-the-table Panthers host the Broncos.