Phil Lutton Football has the false nine. But Brisbane have abandoned plans for a double six on the eve of their season opener against the Bulldogs.
Phil Lutton The Brisbane Broncos could yet grant a release to disgruntled fullback Josh Hoffman - but not before the club plays the Bulldogs in the first round of the NRL season.
Phil Lutton Josh Hoffman has ended the speculation around his immediate future at the Brisbane Broncos, telling members in a recorded phone message that he remains committed to the club.
Phil Lutton South Sydney look destined to lose superstar backrower Sam Burgess, with the UK's Daily Mail reporting he will switch codes at the end of the season to play rugby union.
Phil Lutton Throughout their short but disproportionately successful life as an NRL club, the Brisbane Broncos have thought long and hard about opening the wallet in the player market.
Phil Lutton The Broncos could miss out on the signature of Australian captain Cameron Smith as speculation mounts the Storm rake will elect to play out his career in Melbourne.
Phil Lutton It's barely 2014 and already the first shock-horror NRL player defection/trade/offload/coup has come and gone. Quick everyone – shut your eyes and when you wake up, it will be October.
Phil Lutton Brisbane Broncos NRL forward Sam Thaiday says he remains committed to the club despite stepping down from captaincy after discussions with coach Anthony Griffin.
Phil Lutton Sam Thaiday says the decision to step down as Broncos captain was hard - but was also his.
Phil Lutton Something had to give. The Brisbane Broncos don't have the worst season in their history, then simply front up as if everything was going according to plan.
Phil Lutton Maybe short-term deals with vets like Tuqiri will become the norm, rather than a novelty, as coaches try to pad their squads with not only talent, but experience.
Phil Lutton North Queensland management want to move on from the refereeing bungle but Cowboy country remains in meltdown, writes Phil Lutton.
Joe Barton, Phil Lutton Melbourne Storm and NSW back-rower Ryan Hoffman says he is in no need of babysitting on a night out, but admits employing minders could help players who can't help themselves.
Phil Lutton Nate Myles didn't get much of a chance to defend himself in origin I.
Phil Lutton Eighteen years ago, Billy Moore screamed a phrase that would catapult him into Origin folklore. But what if he'd never said a word? He ponders an alternative existence with Phil Lutton.
Phil Lutton As Mitchell Pearce continues his quest for Origin fulfilment, Cooper Cronk's cup runneth over.
Phil Lutton Mal Meninga went on the front foot on Thursday saying it was an embarrassment to lump his incident in a Brisbane bar next to the Blake Ferguson scandal.
Phil Lutton The setting was different, the names were the same. Queensland has unveiled an unchanged 17-man squad as the Maroons try to stretch their interstate domination to eight years.
Phil Lutton Momentum belongs to Queensland heading into the Origin decider but the reawakened Maroons must contend with an unflattering record at ANZ Stadium if they want to seal an eighth-consecutive series.