DARREN Lockyer's role in Friday's NRL blockbuster against Melbourne is a mystery after Brisbane ruled out PJ Marsh and braced for the loss of Justin Hodges.
RELATIONS between Brisbane and NRL premiers Melbourne have soured again following a decision by young talent Israel Folau to head home next year.
PROMISING forward Ashton Sims has credited some sobering words of wisdom from Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett for his smashing start with his new NRL club.
COACH Wayne Bennett revealed he was surprised by Brisbane's flying start to the NRL season after the Broncos crushed the Cowboys 36-2.
BOOKMAKERS across the country have shut down betting on tonight's NRL clash between Brisbane and North Queensland.