Boyd close to comeback as Moga defects
BRISBANE skipper Darius Boyd is poised to make an early return from injury as coach Wayne Bennett confirmed centre Tautau Moga is the second Bronco to defect to Newcastle.
In a major boost for the Broncos, Boyd is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken thumb and hopes to be back for Brisbane’s Round 21 clash against Parramatta on Friday week.
The Broncos welcomed star pivot Anthony Milford’s comeback against the Knights last Saturday night and the imminent return of Boyd will restore order to Brisbane’s playmaking spine.
The classy custodian suffered the setback in Origin II and while he was disappointed to miss Queensland’s win in the decider, Boyd’s hopes of skippering Brisbane to a title remain intact.
Boyd did some light running with his hand in a cast at Broncos training last Friday.
“I’m not too far away,” he said.
“I still have the pins in my hand so the sooner I have the pins taken out, the sooner I will be back.
“I don’t think I will be right for the Bulldogs game ( this Thursday night), but I think the week or two after that I will be right.”
Boyd was in the thick of Queensland’s dressing- room celebrations last Wednesday night but admits he found it difficult after having his 28game Origin streak broken.
“It was hard to miss a game like that,” he said.
Broncos fullback Darius Boyd.