Brisbane’s State of Origin quartet are match and able to again up towards Gold Coast, with star fullback Reece Walsh shrugging off an ankle damage.
Walsh, Thomas Flegler, Patrick Carrigan and Payne Haas all skilled on Saturday morning forward of Sunday’s derby conflict with the Titans at Suncorp Stadium.
“They’re nonetheless a bit sore, which is regular from the Origin sport, however they’re all match which is nice information,” coach Kevin Walters stated.
“Reece has a difficulty along with his ankle however he’s high-quality. He has come again in fine condition.
“He is had an incredible Origin collection so I am trying ahead to getting him again in Brisbane colors.”
The Broncos have a convention of Origin gamers backing up, with Walsh getting the all-clear to play regardless of a niggle he sustained in Queensland’s 32-6 win over NSW on Wednesday evening.
“Reece is a tricky little bugger and that is one of many issues we like about him. He must be good for us on Sunday,” Walters stated.
The coach additionally confirmed winger Selwyn Cobbo will play after recovering from the hip pointer damage that stored him out of sport two of the State of Origin collection.
The Broncos sit high of the NRL ladder, with the Titans simply exterior the highest eight.
Gold Coast have simply sacked coach Justin Holbrook and can look to assistant Jimmy Lenihan to information them via the remainder of 2023 earlier than Des Hasler takes the reins subsequent pre-season.
Walters stated a change of coach would not make a distinction to a Titans outfit he rated extremely.
“They’ve been enjoying good for his or her coach and they’re in an excellent place on the ladder, so we will probably be very respectful of that,” he stated.
“However … we need to march ahead with what we’re doing right here.
“Sunday afternoon at Suncorp at 2pm, we do not get too a lot of these video games so the boys are excited to get amongst it.”
Requested in regards to the Broncos’ place on doubtlessly signing St George Illawarra captain and former Brisbane participant Ben Hunt, Walters was non-committal.
“(We) will let the NRL kind that out and we’ll simply wait and see what occurs,” he stated.
“Most golf equipment may do with Ben Hunt of their squad. Not too many golf equipment would say no to him.
“We see it on a regular basis. Ben’s work ethic, he’s skilful and hard, however he’s with the Dragons.”
Regardless of main the competitors, Walters stated his aspect nonetheless had one other gear.
“We’ve got plenty of areas in our sport the place we are able to get higher, notably our tryline defence, and we’d like a bit extra cohesion with our assault,” he stated.
“It appears to move at completely different levels however we’d like it to move for 80 minutes slightly than 60 or 70 minutes.”
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