En­forcer’s happy out of fight­ing

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

HE may have left Bris­bane with no hard feel­ings but North Queens­land re­cruit Josh McGuire ad­mits he is re­lieved to join a “sta­ble” NRL club, say­ing it will ex­tend his ca­reer.

The Kan­ga­roos lock, a 10sea­son Bron­cos player, was con­tracted at Red Hill un­til 2020 but made a sur­prise off­sea­son re­quest for a re­lease amid con­tin­u­ing spec­u­la­tion about Wayne Ben­nett’s fu­ture.

McGuire left to take up a four-year Cow­boys deal be­fore the Bron­cos coach­ing saga ended with Ben­nett’s sack­ing via voice mes­sage on Sun­day.

McGuire, 28, said he had no problems with Bris­bane and sim­ply needed a change.

But the Queens­land No.13 couldn’t hide his sat­is­fac­tion over sign­ing with a “set­tled” NRL club.

“I am just glad ev­ery­thing has been re­solved,” he said.

Josh McGuire.

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