It’s been a disappointing weekend for Brisbane football codes with all three local sides tasting defeat.
The trio will be looking for a turnaround in form this weekend in a hope to get their season back on track.
Martin Cambridge reports.
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The Queensland Reds had a disappointing night in the nation’s capital losing 32-12 against the Brumbies.
But the fourth placed Reds will welcome back veteran lock Van Humphries for their clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington.
Van Humphries, Reds Lock: “Ewen doesn’t want me back too early so I’ll be one hundred per cent come Friday.”
Brisbane Lions young-gun Todd Banfield has been rewarded for his excellent start to the season, bagging the Rising Star nomination in his team’s loss to the Sydney Swans.
He says the side will look to improve against fourth placed Fremantle this weekend after two losses in a row.
Todd Banfield, Brisbane Lions: “We got off to a great start then we had 3 losses. we haven’t been playing the best footy. Freo have been doing really well this year so it will be a good game at the Gabba.”
The Broncos have now won just two of their opening eight games after going down to the Newcastle Knights.
Broncos halfback Ben Hunt says forming a good combination with Darren Lockyer is vital to turn around the team’s form.
Ben Hunt, Broncos Half-back: “He’s got his side and I’ve got mine but just trying to get more combinations together and get us going forward a lot more.”
The Bronocs say it will be a tough assignment against the care-free Melbourne Storm who have had convincing back to back wins since the salary cap scandal broke.
Ben Hunt, Broncos Half-back: “They’ve got free reign now to do whatever they like. they can come out and throw the ball around. it will be really tough for us to defend. they have great players and they can do a lot of tricky things to fool us.”
Martin Cambridge, QUT News