Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says Darius Boyd should be Queensland Maroons fullback for this year's Holden State of Origin series.
The south-east Queensland derby shows signs of life, James Roberts delivers on his Gold Coast return and Darius Boyd's class shines through.
The Brisbane Broncos have survived a late charge from the injury-hit Gold Coast Titans to claim a 24-16 win at Cbus Super Stadium on Friday night.
Gold Coast Titans star Greg Bird comes up against Brisbane Broncos enforcer Sam Thaiday in Round 5 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
The key quotes from Neil Henry and Wayne Bennett as well as the injury news and betting updates ahead of a huge south-east Queensland derby on Friday night.
Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has lit the fuse ahead of Friday's clash with the Gold Coast, labelling the Titans as "deceitful" and "jealous".
Some words from Anthony Milford helped James Roberts settle into life at Brisbane after the five-eighth experienced similar pressures in his debut season.
This week on The Breakdown, NRL.com analyst Matt Elliott focuses on the epic between the Broncos and Cowboys, and the key moments for each side.
Broncos prop Adam Blair believes his side must move away from the game plan which served them so well in 2015, but is no longer as effective under new rules.
Who would have thought that the latest instalment of the M1 derby would be a top of the table clash between the two form teams of the competition?