The Brisbane Lions eagerly anticipate the return of midfielder Simon Black as they prepare for Saturday’s match against the West Coast Eagles.

And in other news, Scott Prince wins an unusual award for writing a children’s book.

Amy Psaltis reports.


Brisbane Lions fans are hoping Black will pull them out of an early season slump.

But Michael Voss says, he has to prove he is match ready.

Michael Voss, Lions Coach: “He’s got to work his way back into the team, as in into form as a team.”

And the coach says his team needs a better attitude, hunger and commitment.

Michael Voss, Lions Coach: “First and foremost it’s got to start with getting our hands on and around the middle of the ground and then being prepared to run when it’s our turn.”

The Lions take on on West Coast at the Gabba on Saturday.

Queensland Reds prop Greg Holmes will play his 100th game against South Africa’s Sharks at Suncorp Stadium this Friday night.

It will gain him entry to rugby’s prestigious 100 Caps Club.

Greg Holmes, Qld Reds: “I’ve played with a lot of the players on the wall up there as well, so to finally make it, it’s a huge accomplishment, something I’ve sort of, at the start of my career it’s not something you look at, but as I got closer to it, it’s something you really strive to and I’m really happy to make it.”

Coaching boss Ewen McKenzie announced a 22 man squad but confirmed Holmes will be in the starting line-up.

And in NRL, Scott Prince has swapped his footy boots for books winning a prestigious indigenous literary award.

He co-authored a children’s book, ” Deadly D and Justice Jones” with a school principal.

Prince says the book has some similarities to his own life with a distinct rugby league theme.

Scott Prince, Broncos: “Hopefully it will engage the children to read books and that was the main theme, you know with me getting involved, to engage our children to read, especially the boys as well.”

Each prize is worth $10, 000.

Amy Psaltis, QUT News.