Lodge: Fans kept me at Bris­bane

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

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

STAY­ING: Matt Lodge at train­ing.

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