Tuesday June 30, 2009 by Andrew Keyte
Brisbane veteran Tonie Carroll has come out of retirement and is in line to play for the Broncos in Friday night’s match against the Warriors at Suncorp Stadium.
Carroll retired from all football at the end of the 2008 season having played 216 games for the Broncos, 18 Origin games for Queensland and seven Tests for Australia.
With a reputation as a heavy hitter and feared defender and long time regarded as Darren Lockyer’s ‘minder’ in defence, Carroll, 33, has come out of retirement to assist the Broncos.
With four losses in a row and a mounting injury toll, the Broncos conducted a fitness assessment on Carroll before registering him to play in the NRL for the remainder of the season. Read more
Tuesday June 30, 2009 by Adam McBride
More off-field drama in the last week, while on-field three teams top the table as the NRL Season heads into round 17 this weekend.
Alcohol and partaking in a late night visit to a club are behind the latest scandal involving Sydney Roosters’ youngsters Jake Friend and Sandor Earl.
Both players have been released subject to the investigation process and named to play this weekend for the Roosters.
Meanwhile, the retirements continue as Bulldog and record point-scorer Hazem El Masri today announced he is hanging up the boots after 14 years at the top level. Read more