It’s going to be a big weekend for Brisbane footy fans kicking off with the local derby between the Broncos and Titans in the NRL.

Then on Saturday night the Lions will host AFL Premiers Geelong, at the Gabba.

Dwayne Monteiro reports.


They’ve won five games in a row, but the Brisbane Broncos aren’t resting on their laurels.

The Broncos take on the Gold Coast Titans this Friday at Suncorp Stadium and the coach knows his team will have to perform at their peak to beat the interstate rivals.

Anthony Griffin, Brisbane Broncos Coach: “It doesn’t matter what time of the year you play them or where anyone’s sitting on the ladder, it’s a one-off derby and it’s going to be a real intense clash.”

In soccer news, Ange Postecoglou has been confirmed as the coach of Melbourne Victory. The former Roar boss signed a three-year deal with the Melbourne side, four days after Brisbane won the A-League grand final.

And in AFL, the Brisbane Lions have won two out of four but this Saturday night they are up against the Geelong Cats and it looks to be their toughest match of the season.

Jed Adcock, Brisbane Lions Vice-Captain: “I think they’re still very much the side to beat and I think everyone tries to lift when you play Geelong.”

The game will be special for veteran Lion’s midfielder Simon Black, who plays his 300th match.

Jed Adcock, Brisbane Lions Vice-Captain: “I think when you talk about any milestones, whether it be 100, 150, 200, it’s always big games, but when you come to a bloke like Blacky, who’s playing 300, very rare in this day and age of footy.”

The last time these two sides clashed here at the Gabba, the Cats went away with a 29 point win, but this time the Lions will be looking to celebrate Blacky’s 300th game on a winning note.

Dwayne Monteiro, QUT News.