The Broncos are looking to consolidate their top-four place in the NRL table, when take on fellow competition heavyweights
Manly at Suncorp.

While in AFL Hawthorn’s Steven Gilham will make a return this week, but other players will sit out the match with the Demons.

Simone Peterson reports.


Injured skipper Luke Hodge and Josh Gibson will be left out of tonight’s encounter at the MCG.

Magpies star player Adam Didack, who was injured during training in February, will be playing in this weekend’s match against Brisbane.

Nathan Buckley, Collingwood Coach: “Very robust preparation, and right to go. Look forward to seeing him do what he does.”

Carlton’s Chris Judd is returning for Monday’s match against St Kilda.

While the Gold Coast Suns’ Gary Ablett will also be back for this weeks match against the Giants.

In League news, Broncos player Justin Hodges is confident he’ll play in tonight’s encounter with premiers, Manly at Suncorp Stadium.

The Sea Eagles arrived in Brisbane without injured Kieran Foran, but are still hoping for a win.

Geoff Toovey, Manly Coach: “We want to win a couple in a row and really cement ourselves in that top eight.”

And in Rugby, Quade Cooper is expected to announce this weekend whether he will be staying or leaving the Queensland Reds.

The Reds have salary cap issues after re-signing captain Will Genia last week.

Simone Peterson, QUT News.