While he masterminded their side's downfall on Thursday night, plenty of Bulldogs fans were happy to see Johnathan Thurston back at the club's spiritual home.
It hasn't all been plain sailing in his 14 seasons at Red Hill, but Broncos forward Sam Thaiday said he hopes to remain a one-club man ahead of his 250th game.
Not even his coach expected him to play, but Cowboys hooker Jake Granville returned from injury ahead of schedule to help his side to victory against the Dogs.
Bulldogs coach Des Hasler commended his side's efforts in their loss to the Cowboys but admits they'll need to improve ahead of the finals.
The Cowboys continued the Bulldogs' recent run of poor results at Belmore on Thursday night despite Greg Eastwood claiming a memorable double for the home side.
Sam Bremner says the Sharks' women's nines clash against the Dragons this Saturday night will inspire the next crop of young female rugby league players.
He's hardly the most consistent player in the Brisbane Broncos side, but when Anthony Milford produces his brilliant best there's almost no way to stop him.
The Storm and Broncos go head-to-head in Round 25 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. Check out the Schick Hydro stats to see who will come out on top.
The Cowboys comfortably disposed of the Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground and also took their place in the all-important top four on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs and Cowboys have named their final teams for their crucial Round 25 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Belmore Sports Ground.