TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: Darius Boyd of the Broncos warms up before the start of the round 21 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Under-fire captain Darius Boyd says he wants to see out his contract.

With two years left on his $800,000 deal Boyd doesn't want to give in criticism and wants to keep playing in the No.6 jersey.

The Broncos are hoping to offload the Australia and Queensland representative to help retain youngsters David Fifita and Kotoni Staggs.

“I know there’s been a lot spoken about it, but for me I just want to improve my performance each and every week,” Boyd said on NRL Tonight.

“I’m really enjoying leading the team around, especially this young group. There’s some special talent around the Broncos at the moment."

“I want to see it out. I want to see these guys do some special things in the future and I want to be able to use my experience and what I know on and off the field to help them get to where they want to get to.”

“At the end of the day it’s in the best interest of the team. It’s a team sport and whatever’s asked, you always consider things.

“Personally, I think I’ve still got things I can contribute on and off the field to the Broncos.

“I still feel I can play at a decent level where I’m helping the team win and gain results.

“I’m playing five-eighth which is a new position but it’s one I’m starting to feel comfortable in and I think I can get better at.”

The Broncos are eighth on the ladder and only one point clear of Wests Tigers and Penrith. They face Parramatta at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. No silverware for a while then boys what with this lame duck and a coach that is appearing more and more out of his depth……

  2. You look at the potential in that side with arguably the best forward pack in the NRL only to be nullified by the inclusion of a has been.
    Great news for all the other NRL clubs.

  3. In general, Brisbane just change backline players all the time. Centres , Wingers just come & go. It never seems to affect their cap or anything else.
    So they could just quietly pay out Boyd during the off season & bring in yet another young player.

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