BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Matt Gillett takes on the defence during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session on March 15, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane forward Matt Gillett is planning to return to the field after an 11-month injury layoff when the Broncos visit Gold Coast to face the Titans in a trial on March 2.

Gillett was sidelined for the majority of the 2018 season after it was discovered he was playing with a fractured neck following his side’s clash with Newcastle in Round 5.

Broncos coach Anthony Seibold said the plan would be for Gillett to face the Titans, before suiting up for his first NRL game in almost a year when Brisbane face the Storm in Melbourne on March 14.

“All going well he’ll play just the one trial and that’ll be against the Gold Coast,” Seibold told NRL.com.

“He’s doing all the skills but still not doing full contact. He is doing all the other training and we hope he’ll be cleared by the doctor the next week or two and be on course for a trial game, then round one.”

Gillett himself believes his neck isn’t so much the problem anymore, and understands he’ll need to work on the strength in his shoulder before getting back out onto a competitive field.

“Now it is just a matter of building contact with the shoulder. That will be a process but I want to get as much contact as I can in before the last trial and give it a good hit-out there,” Gillett told NRL.com.

“It has been a long time on the sideline watching but I have been able to spend time with family and refresh the body.

“It [the NRL] takes its toll on the body the older you get so in a way it has been perfect timing to get that rest for a year and hit the ground running this year. I am pretty eager to get back out there.

16 COMMENTS

  1. Matt Gillett is one of most decent blokes you will ever meet. I really hope he fully recovers from his injuries and gets back to form.

  2. completely agree, though i also hope his return to form doesnt result in many broncos victories.

  3. Woody owns this site..he is only here to generate interest and clickbate…any sustainable comments about him are deleted. He has had so many alias’s it’s so plain to see. No interest and the advertising goes down the drain. No doubt this will get deleted too.

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    Back2back19 January 3, 2019 at 6:39 am
    Back2back19
    January 3, 2019 at 6:36 am
    β€œWow back2back, now you are fabricating history to suit yourselves”
    Explain to me how I’m fabricating stories? The rabbits only have 1 premiership since 1971, so that is 1 in 40+ years
    I’ll be waiting pea brain

    Back2back19 January 3, 2019 at 6:42 am
    I will post this on every article until a get answers from the single brain celled penso, I’m sick of her making stuff up and then when proven wrong she never replies

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    Just remember he never replies to factual questions.

  5. It is always a worry when there are neck injuries and comebacks. It has forced many players from the game and put them into early retirement including Jarrod McCracken, Andrew Johns, John Morris, Kevin Campion just to name a few that comes to mind but there are plenty more. Its just to risky. I hope Gillett is 110% fit for his comeback match. It would be tragic for another player to end up in a wheel chair. 🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱

  6. Many of my friends are Easts supporters and are decent people who don’t carry on like woodduck, you back2back are the same as them not afraid to express your opinion on fellow a Easts supporter if it is needed, woodduck is a worry even now his new alter ego Biff has the same big word dictation has Russ C as he tries to diguise their way of posting, but he immedialty replies straight after, thats a dead giveaway, anyway am trying hard to ignore him and not respond to his posts cause i don’t wish to encourage his mental health problem, I think ZT need to take a lead here and monitor him or better ban him for his own sake.

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