KANGAROOS coach Ricky Stuart took the unusual action of telephoning Titans No.7 Scott Prince to personally explain why he was overlooked as a standby player.
SENIOR coach-in-waiting Ivan Henjak looked the part as he prepared Brisbane for Sunday's showdown with Manly without Wayne Bennett looking over his shoulder.
FORMER centre Michael De Vere will join Brisbane's coaching ranks next season, adding to incoming coach Ivan Henjak's already impressive support staff.
BRISBANE forward Sam Thaiday has cautioned his club coach Wayne Bennett against attempting the Haka.
BRISBANE will delay Darren Lockyer's exploratory knee surgery until his specialist Dr Peter Meyers returns from overseas next week.