Even when they built it, Matt Bowen doubted it would happen.
Queensland will be without Kalyn Ponga for next Wednesday’s State of Origin opener after the fullback failed a fitness test.
A pub lunch attended by 10 Brisbane players last month is the latest biosecurity breach being investigated that could throw the NRL season and the embattled club into further chaos.
Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas have sensationally ended their stand-off with Rugby Australia by terminating their contracts.
Wallabies lock Izack Rodda and Queensland Reds teammates Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings could be lost to Australian rugby after they were stood down for refusing to agree to the competition-wide player pay-cut proposal.
Brisbane Broncos star Jack Bird has suffered another injury setback two days before he was set to begin life as the NRL club’s new fullback.