Sport Hook, it’s time to move on from signing ex-Broncos
Where will Adam Reynolds be playing in 2022? Ranking the champion halfback's likely destination
It's the debate that has dominated the headlines to start the 2021 season and Adam Reynolds' future at South Sydney appears less certain by the day. In a bombshell revelation made on the eve of the new campaign, the Rabbitohs captain and halfback told Sporting News he and the club were not on the same page in negotiations over a contract beyond this year. The news blindsided many, given Reynolds' stature within the Rabbitohs community and the important hand he has played in the club's 2014 drought-breaking premiership and getting the club to whether it is today as a powerhouse of the NRL.
The latest rumour for Dragons fans disturbingly involves Josh McGuire, now aged 31 and increasingly both resembling and performing like an extra from the Mad Max movie franchise.
The burning question on every Dragons fan’s lips is why would Anthony Griffin want to sign Josh McGuire?
We all know that McGuire has had a long career, both belting the ball up the middle in attack and making opponents wish they’d decided to play a more civilised sport, and he’s played over 230 first-grade games, 14 Origins for Queensland and eight times for Australia.
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On paper, that is a pretty impressive resume, but his form over the last couple of seasons has been poor to say the least.
Former superstar's shock bid for Broncos halves
Karmichael Hunt wants to play five-eighth for the Brisbane Broncos, adamant that he's still good enough.Former premiership star Hunt, 34, is playing for Broncos feeder club Souths Logan but is adamant that he could still thrive in the NRL.
The Dragons apparently already have plenty of middle forwards, so many in fact that they’ve just swapped man mountain front rower Eddie Blacker for Penrith’s edge forward Billy Burns, so a lack of middle players can’t be the reason.
The real reason behind Anthony Griffin’s imminent recruitment of McGuire is that he’s obsessed about getting the Broncos band back together, and finding some sort of closure from his brutal Brisbane experience.
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For those of you who don’t remember, Griffin was punted as Broncos coach in 2014 despite taking them to the finals in three of his four years with the clipboard at Red Hill.
Bennett keeps tabs on second Brisbane team
Wayne Bennett is open to coaching Brisbane's second NRL team when he returns home to Queensland, again making him a rival of the Broncos.The South Sydney mentor will go against his protege Kevin Walters for the first time on Thursday night, having brought the Broncos coach through as both a player and assistant.
He then spent two years in the coaching wilderness, picked up a gig with Penrith in 2016 before again being punted in 2018, spent three more years in the coaching wilderness, and was signed by the Dragons from 2021.
Now, he sees his chance at the Dragons to rebuild his Broncos empire and finally put things right.
The Dragons already had ex-Broncos Ben Hunt and Corey Norman on board when he signed on, and he quickly added former Broncos Andrew McCullough and Jack Bird, and now McGuire looks like he’s on the way to Wollongong.
Hunt and McCullough have captained the side in the first four rounds and Norman is apparently being offered a contract extension. Strange days indeed!
So how far can Hook take this attempt at rewriting his own history before someone stops him? How many of the Broncos’ class of 2014 will he be able to sign before the extended contract deadline ends this year?
As Dragons fans nervously scan the sporting media each day, fully expecting to read of the imminent arrival at Kogarah of the likes of Alex Glenn, Dale Copley, Corey Oates or Jarrod Wallace, I urge Anthony Griffin to step away from the recruitment folder, abandon this folly, and get on with the rest of his life.
Ivan Cleary says ‘honeymoon’ is over for Penrith Panthers after narrow victory over Brisbane Broncos .
The Panthers continued their winning start to the season with a 20-12 victory over the Broncos on Thursday night.Star centre Stephen Crichton was fined $1,350 for starting a Round 5 melee against the Canberra.