He missed a pre-season boot camp due to his late arrival at the club, but Broncos prop Adam Blair believes it has galvanised the current ladder-leaders.
Broncos lock Corey Parker wouldn't be drawn on comparisons between the 2006 and 2015 Broncos sides, as Brisbane took another step towards the minor premiership.
Brisbane's 'spine' hits top gear, Gold Coast's playmaking woes, and Parker's standout performance. Key points to come from the Broncos' big win over the Titans.
The Broncos have held the Titans to nil and extended their winning run to eight with a resounding victory at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.
Wayne Bennett and Neil Henry on the big issues heading into the all-Queensland Friday night derby between the Broncos and Titans at Suncorp Stadium.
Josh Hoffman will line up against his former side at Suncorp Stadium for the first time on Friday, but in a literal sense, he's never really left Brisbane.
The Titans believe they are one of three sides in with a chance of snaring in-demand Broncos NYC star Ashley Taylor.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett and Titans opposite Neil Henry both expressed their support for the reduction but predict the number will eventually be cut to six.
Manly's Ligi Sao has been found not guilty but Eels playmaker Chris Sandow will miss two NRL matches after pleading guilty to a shoulder charge.
It looks like a mismatch: the in-form league leaders up against the strugglers from down the road. But local derbies can produce unusual results...