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.

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“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.

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  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.

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

    • 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. 🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱

  2. Nobody has replied to russcrower (woodchoock) in days and the fool continues to write his endless paragraphs of garbage.

      • 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.

      • Back2back19 mate you disappoint me big time fellow Roosterman.πŸ“πŸ”πŸ“ After just reading Russell’s latest post and reading yours you continue to assume we are the same bloke. I thought you had a little run in with your best buddy penz0 and like Ruseel Crower wrote you have now been brain washed by the bloke you dislike. πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜† did Penz0 ever respond to your posts❓❓❓❓❓❓. I doubt it he always runs and hides when questions are asked. Now your doing his dirty work in attacking me and Russ.

        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

        I suppose now that you are one of his disciples now does that mean you now go for Souffffths.πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡ I will remind you one more time what you said and have not done.

        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
        Just remember he never replies to factual questions.

        • You exposed yourself as Russ crower, no true rooster fan pretends to be a bogan from Redfern, stick to your bunnies russ (woodchoock)

    • Fatuous feeble-minded moronic people like you my poor scanty underprivileged impecunious fellow post participant Back2back19, are usually left by myself to exhibit ones own ill-advised statements, for all to see the scale of stupendous heights of foolishness you have furthermore arisen too.

      Your false accusations and influences from a contingent of mentally ill associates, has dampened your wit and hampered your already deranged reputation. Please justify and demonstrate your false allegation, when you responded to my posts, also including my friend Woody, insinuating that we are the same person. Nevertheless you did respond to my post, therefore your simpleton ignoramus mindset has become that of Mr Penso and his Manly constitutes and partners You yourself, have become what you deplore, a follower of Mr Penso.

      The evidence. re two days previous.

      RussCrower January 6, 2019 at 12:34 am
      Miss rabbitwithdudzon, your actions indicate you may have been a Sam(antha) Burgess like Woody suggested, within the decade of the 1970’s An era of freebie complimentary chargeless love. Your name suggests you participated in this risky Bunny business, with 12. Hence requesting to be known as, rabbit with a dozen, yet my splendid math equates, you named thirteen. May I ask if these Promiscuousacts encounters occurred within a Sandman of a Falcon Panel Van
      Reply

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      Back2back19 January 6, 2019 at 5:57 am
      Good one woodchoock

      For the record Back2back19, your immature response to my contemporary post, was the last reply to my very modernistic latest up-to-date post. Congratulations, Woody is delighted and gratified by the fools who think he is me. Woody over lunch today has told me personally with my writings they have tripled his intellect.

        • Self explanatory Back2back19, however you are unable to acknowledge the factualness, exactness and veracity of the matter at hand. To ilistrate and interpret within a plain and simple explanation, I had a prank with Woody and inflicted some grief for a minority on Zero Tackle. Woody explains as such……

          WoodChook January 2, 2019 at 7:17 pm
          Russell Crower is a serial prankster and lives is in the same nursing home as me. While I went out of my room and went to the dunny in a hurry he jumped onto my computer and copied what I wrote and then posted it. The time I came out of the crapper nurse Ratchet called me for my shower before tea time. After tea and watching the news I went back to my room and remembered about my post that I didn’t post. So I added my usual emojis and posted it then read over my post. Then I started reading if any other posts had been added, Crower the old fart was laughing his head off in the room opposite mine looking at me and that’s when I realised what he did. He is a typical Souffths trouble maker but a good bloke

          My response, at the request of my stirring counterpart Woody, in typical genuineness was to this effect……..

          RussCrower January 3, 2019 at 11:10 pm
          I wish to publicly apologise to my dearest most trust worthy friend Woody, for my outlandish behaviour and express my deep sympathy and remorse, for my contemptible despicable and detestable behavior in deliberately sabotaging my fellow colleagues reputation.

          Albeit my intervention on Woody’s laptop whilst he departed his sleeping quarters, instigated an escapade of tomfoolery horseplay with the ultimate plan of shenanigans in which, I typed into my Apple iPhone, his unposted writings. Therefore posting his art work of WoodChook’s post under my name Russ Crower, prior to his eventual posting of the same literature, WoodChook style.

          Surely any simpleton can interpret and perceive what occurred. Woody and I are unconcerned of your thoughts, we continually have a wonderfully superb fit of laughter at reading every persons thoughts on the matter. Life is so short, it is of little significance if you are unable to distinguish the truth or not. I observed the fact as Woody has previously stated henceforth, that Mr Penso, your messiah, Back2back19. Has indeed rushed to the side of his newly appointed disciple.

    • 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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        Goodness me young penz0, you should read over your post. It is full on brown nosing mate. Your paranoia is a big worry ALSO mate. How can you honestly think I am BIFF❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓ Please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 its a free call and the counselors will charge you nothing. Just tell them everything and you will be fine. They are confidential and professional.

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