Webcke and Thorn injured at training

Brisbane forwards Shane Webcke and Brad Thorn have suffered facial injuries during an aggressive training session this morning following the club's poor weekend performance against North Queensland.

Thorn had several teeth loosened and Webcke suffered a gashed cheek in a heavy head clash towards the end of the session. Thorn was sent to see a dental specialist while Webcke had to cancel his media conference to have his face stitched. Defensive coach Peter Ryan put the players through a punishing tackling session at Red Hill after the Cowboys exposed Brisbane's defence in and around the ruck.

Another loss to defending premiers Wests Tigers at home this weekend will have Brisbane's critics out in force to claim the side's recent run of late season collapses has started again.