Brisbane survived a nervy final 10 minutes to claim their sixth win of the season with a hard-fought 28-16 victory over Parramatta at Suncorp Stadium.
Wayne Bennett has been able to instill confidence in the group of young emerging forwards he inherited from former mentor Anthony Griffin.
Military service runs deep in the McGuire family with four generations having served in the Australian Army since World War I.
Two teams eager to restore some winning momentum to their season when the Broncos host the Eels on Anzac Day.
The NRL's round-13 rule regarding the player contract 'cooling-off' clause is still six weeks away, with a solution for the issue far from settled.
In-form Broncos forward Alex Glenn has been ruled out of contention for the Kiwi Test team next week despite receiving good news from medical specialists.
Rep round can't come soon enough for Wayne Bennett, as his side's injury toll grows following their Round 7 loss to the Dragons.
The benefits to come from the Dragons' success and the mastercoach keeping his cool headline the key points from the Red V's 12-10 victory over the Broncos.
A late try to prop Mike Cooper has helped the Dragons to their fifth consecutive win, 12-10 over the Broncos at Jubilee Oval on Friday night.
Broncos mentor still has a soft spot for the Dragons and Jubilee Oval.