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.
PETER Wallace remains relaxed about the pressure of playing in place of injured Lockyer. He has also appeared to solve Brisbane's half-back crisis.
GREG Inglis has volunteered to wear Darren Lockyer's No.6 Origin jumper but thinks Johnathan Thurston and Scott Prince will be the halves if he misses game one.
INCOMING coach Ivan Henjak says there is too much history at Brisbane for the NRL club to be torn apart by rumours over player signings.
COACH Ricky Stuart says claims that his star-studded Australian backline is one of the greatest is unwarranted.
CO-CAPTAINS Roy Asotasi and David Kidwell have exonerated coach Jason Taylor of any blame for South Sydney's winless start to the season.