Bron­cos buoy­ant on Boyd

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NRL -

THE Bron­cos have re­ceived a huge boost with Bris­bane medi­cos giv­ing Dar­ius Boyd the green light for a full­back duel with Billy Slater in Fri­day night’s grand fi­nal qual­i­fier against the Storm.

The cav­alry is re­turn­ing at the per­fect time for the Bron­cos, who will wel­come back in­spi­ra­tional skip­per Boyd and boom for­ward Te­vita Pan­gai Jr from ham­string in­juries for the show­down at AAMI Park.

It has been an ag­o­nis­ing fort­night for Boyd and Pan­gai Jr, who have missed Bris­bane’s first two fi­nals games af­ter suf­fer­ing ham­string strains in the Bron­cos’ 20-10 de­feat of the Cow­boys in Townsville.

Bris­bane high per­for­mance chief Jeremy Hick­mans said Boyd had re­cov­ered.

“I ex­pect Dar­ius to play,” he said. “Phys­i­cally his ham­string is fine, it’s now just a men­tal thing and whether Dar­ius be­lieves he’s ready to go.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.