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David Fifita returns having learnt ‘big lesson’ from stint in Bali jail

NRL player was facing two-year sentence for assault‘Peace settlement’ reached with alleged victimDavid Fifita says he’s “learnt a big lesson” after arriving back in Brisbane after three days in a Bali jail. The Brisbane NRL star touched down early on T…

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David Fifita returns having learnt ‘big lesson’ from stint in Bali jail

NRL player was facing two-year sentence for assault‘Peace settlement’ reached with alleged victimDavid Fifita says he’s “learnt a big lesson” after arriving back in Brisbane after three days in a Bali jail. The Brisbane NRL star touched down early on T…

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Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita arrested in Bali after nightclub brawl

Police report says security guard was hit in face by foreignerBroncos have sent a representative to Bali to assist FifitaBrisbane NRL star David Fifita has been arrested in Bali after an alleged brawl at the same nightclub where Nelson Asofa-Solomona l…

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Brisbane Broncos suffer first ever NRLW loss at hands of the NZ Warriors

Warriors 10-8 BroncosFront-rower Annetta Nuuausala starred for the WarriorsThe Warriors have become the first team to beat Brisbane in NRLW history as they kept their own finals hopes alive with a 10-8 win at the SCG. After a tragic week that included …

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Winter of discontent leaves Brisbane Broncos at NRL club’s lowest ebb | Nick Tedeschi

The NRL club is in a parlous state after a record-breaking defeat and subsequent reports of players staying out late the night beforeThe Brisbane Broncos have not endured a more damning and desolate season among the 32 they have seen. Nor has the club …

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Wayne Bennett refuses to get carried away after getting last laugh against Broncos

South Sydney Rabbitohs 38-6 Brisbane BroncosBennett-Seibold grudge match fails to live up to hype South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has dismissed the notion that the NRL premiership is a three-horse race and that the Rabbitohs, Sydney Roosters and Melbo…

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Roosters’ master manipulators deliver ominous NRL warning | Matt Cleary

Against Brisbane Cooper Cronk and Luke Keary showed just why their team are so highly ratedRicky Stuart was right. When it comes to brickbats and bouquets dished out after games of rugby league, it is the halves who most “own” the result. They are the …

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Broncos set ‘benchmark for effort’ despite defeat in NRL opener

Melbourne Storm 22-12 Brisbane BroncosAnthony Seibold happy with debut outing in chargeWhile they fell short on the NRL scoreboard Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold said his team’s performance in their opening round loss to Melbourne was a “benchmark for …

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Wayne Bennett ‘happy to be sacked’ by Brisbane Broncos

‘I’ve got a clear conscience,’ says new Souths coachSacking paved way for him to take over at RedfernWayne Bennett says he was “happy to be sacked” by Brisbane after beginning his reign as South Sydney’s NRL coach on Tuesday when he took charge of his …

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Wayne Bennett to consider another club if Broncos replace him

Brisbane confirm approach to Craig BellamyBennett rules out job sharing next year Wayne Bennett says he will consider coaching another NRL club if he is replaced by Craig Bellamy at Brisbane. Brisbane CEO Paul White has confirmed a discussion with Melb…

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Matthew Lodge facing NRL axe if he does not pay his victims

Brisbane Broncos player owes $1.6m after civil lawsuitContract to be ripped up unless payment plan put in placeThe NRL has ordered Matt Lodge to pay back the victims of his New York rampage and threatened to sever his contract unless he comes up with a…

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Matthew Lodge jeered on NRL return as Broncos fall to Dragons

Returning player has mixed night at Jubilee OvalBrisbane lose 34-12 to St George Illawarra Matthew Lodge’s drama-filled return to the NRL was the best thing that could happen to him, according to Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett. Lodge endured an up-and-do…

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St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos: NRL season opener – live!

Updates from the first game of 2018 at Jubilee OvalFeel free to get in touch by sending an email 10.10am GMT 43 min: An ordinary dummy half kick from Milford gifts the Dragons possession and they’re into Broncos’ territory with five up their sleeves. A…

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Matthew Lodge says he was ‘reckless’ with prescription drugs at time of attack

Returning NRL player gives first insight into 2015 arrestSays he has no recollection of ‘brutal night’ in New YorkMatt Lodge says tests after his arrest in New York showed he had mixed a “lethal dose” of sleeping pills with alcohol but the 22-year-old …

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World Club Series defeat better than an NRL trial, says Wayne Bennett

  • Warrington Wolves beat Brisbane Broncos 27-18 at Halliwell Jones Stadium
  • First time since 2012 a Super League club has won a WCS match

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett pulled no punches about Brisbane’s poor performance in their World Club Series defeat to Warrington but insists the game was perfect preparation the NRL round one clash with defending premiers Cronulla.

An almost full-strength team went down 27-18 after the Super League side dominated the first half to lead 24-6 at half-time in Warrington. The tourists were much improved after the break but unable to claw back the deficit despite tries from James Roberts and David Mead.

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Wayne Bennett backs World Club Series in face of growing Australian opposition

• England coach says his Brisbane Broncos side willing to take part
• Several NRL clubs rule out travelling to next year’s event in Britain

Wayne Bennett, the England coach, is keen for his club side Brisbane to be involved in the World Club Series, saying the Broncos would be fully behind coming to England to play in the tournament despite growing discontent from rival NRL clubs about the concept.

A number of Australian sides, including this year’s Grand Final runners-up Melbourne Storm, have said they will not come to England and play in next year’s series, with the Storm in particular against the idea of participating in what they consider to be nothing more than a friendly against Super League opposition as part of the expanded competition.

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Thurston’s Cowboys beat Broncos in thrilling extra time NRL finals win

  • North Queensland 26-20 Brisbane in Townsville
  • Johnathan Thurston inspires Cowboys to remarkable extra-time win

This time, there was no one-point thriller. But there was still no shortage of drama as a Johnathan Thurston-inspired North Queensland kept their NRL title defence on track, downing Brisbane 26-20 in extra time in Friday night’s sudden-death semi-final in Townsville.

Remarkably, the stage was set for the fourth-straight derby to be decided by a solitary point after the Cowboys locked up the scores at 20-20 in the dying moments of regulation time.

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Broncos dump Gold Coast from NRL finals after bunker controversy

  • Brisbane Broncos 44-28 Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium
  • Injury-hit Titans had two contentious bunker calls go against them

Brisbane have scored a controversial 44-28 win to dump a battered and bruised Gold Coast from the NRL finals at Suncorp Stadium. The Titans had two crucial calls from the bunker run against them and ended Friday night’s game with just two men on the bench after losing halfback Ash Taylor midway through the first half.

The Broncos will advance to meet the loser of Saturday’s qualifying final between North Queensland and Melbourne and keeps alive their hopes of making back-to-back grand finals. The Titans were gutsy to hold on as long as they did after running out to a surprise 18-16 halftime lead, however their stellar season came to an end against their southeast Queensland rivals.

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Maranta ‘worst signing I have ever seen’, says former Wallaby Greg Martin

  • Queensland Reds attacked over likely Lachlan Maranta signing
  • Martin: Wayne Bennett ‘getting rid’ of Bronco indicates ‘he’s a crap player’

Former Wallaby Greg Martin has launched a blistering attack on the Queensland Reds over their reported acquisition of NRL player Lachlan Maranta. On the same day the Super Rugby franchise announced the return of Quade Cooper, Martin slammed his former outfit, the Reds, over winger Maranta who is believed to be switching codes from the Brisbane Broncos.

“Lachie Maranta: worst signing I have ever seen in my life,” said Martin on Triple M Brisbane’s Marto and Ed Kavalee for Breakfast on Thursday. “If Wayne Bennett is prepared to get rid of his godson and his former PA’s son … if he’s prepared to get rid of him, that would indicate that he’s a crap player.”

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Dale Copley leads Sydney Roosters past his former club Brisbane Broncos

Sydney Roosters 32-16 Brisbane BroncosRoosters post just fourth win of NRL seasonFormer Brisbane centre Dale Copley gained the ultimate revenge on the Broncos, leading Sydney Roosters to a comprehensive 32-16 win over his former NRL club at Allianz Sta…