Lodge: Fans kept me at Brisbane
CONTROVERSIAL prop Matt Lodge says the Brisbane fans’ acceptance helped convince him to stay at the NRL club and sign a new two- year Broncos deal.
Lodge, 23, has resisted the temptation to follow the man who threw him an NRL lifeline – Wayne Bennett – to South Sydney and will remain at the Broncos until at least 2020.
“I took the coaching situation out of it. Brisbane got behind me – the members and fans – it was not just the coach,” Lodge said.
“It was everyone from down who helped me out.” the top