Broncos hope to conjour a win in their magic round


Magic is in the air as the Brisbane Broncos prepare to face the Sea Eagles during the NRL’s magic round. Meanwhile, it’s all or nothing for the Queensland Reds, chasing another win to keep them in finals contention.

Bianca Snodgrass reports.

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Jimmy the Jet has been grounded.

The Broncos star axed from first grade.

As speculation mounts about a possible reunion with Wayne Bennett at Souths.

Anthony Seibold, Brisbane Broncos coach: “He’s got another year and a half on his contract here and he hasn’t come and spoken to me about wanting to move, of course it wasn’t an easy decision cause as I said he’s a State of Origin quality player but I’m not going to get bogged down talking about Jimmy today.”

The embattled coach denying he’s trying to force Roberts from the club.

Saying it’s up to him to find his way back into the side.

In the super rugby competitio.

The Queensland Reds are preparing to face the Rebels in Melbourne tomorrow night.

Making just two changes to their starting side.

J-P Smith returning to the front row.

While Angus Blyth will make his debut.

Scott Higginbotham, Qld Reds Vice-Captain: “We’ll just be doing the same thing as what we did last week, getting four points to that table is the goal.”

The Rebels will be tough opposition.

They’ve only lost one game at home this season.

Scott Higginbotham, Qld Reds Vice-Captain: “We need to play football, and the first time we played them our attacking game was nowhere near good enough and I think we let their enthusiasm get the better of us.”

Bianca Snodgrass, QUT News.