GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: Alex Glenn of the Broncos runs the ball during the round 17 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium on July 8, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Broncos are set to lose two international star players with Josh McGuire heading to the Cowboys and Alex Glenn set to Brisbane.

McGuire was released by the Broncos as he took a $3 million dollar deal with North Queensland.

Glenn may join him out the door with the Gold Coast Titans set to make a play for the New Zealand representative, according to The Courier Mail.

With McGuire leaving, the Broncos can now finalize deals to keep star players Corey Oates, Tevita Panagi Jr and Matt Lodge ahead of the 2019 season.

McGuire played 194 games for the Broncos and was the club’s only current Kangaroos’ representative.

His experience will be missed but it will help the club remain one of the most exciting young teams in the league.

Broncos skipper Darius Boyd returns to training next week, meanwhile Oates, Lodge and Pangai Jr are due back later in the month.

“I’m expecting to see them next week, I don’t have any concerns,” Boyd told The Courier Mail.

“These things always happen. They don’t always run to time.

“I’ve seen most of them in the off-season except for Tevita. I’ve been doing some training with Lodgey and that’s pretty reassuring he’s going to be there.

“I’ve spoken to Oatesy plenty of times as well. They know where they stand.”

North Queensland coach Paul Green has been in contact with McGuire as there are doubts about the future of North Queensland captain Matt Scott.

The 33 year old went for a second round of neck surgery as he has been restricted into doing non contract training this off season.

The 251-gamer has had a horrible run with injuries as the signing of McGuire will relieve pressure on North Queensland’s middle forward rotation.

Glenn is contracted to the Broncos until the end of next season but faces a concern about taking a massive pay cut in order to remain a Bronco beyond 2019.

Brisbane will not stop Glenn from leaving and will release his contract if he requests it.

Glenn has been loyal to the club since maing his debut in 2009.

The 238-gamer has never played less then 20 games a season which proves his durability.

The Broncos are looking to have one of the best young forward packs in the NRL with David Fifita and Payne Haas continuing to develop their game.

“It’s a really exciting group,” Boyd said.

“Some of the guys that debuted this year did such a great job at a young age. They will be more experienced and better for the run.

“Guys like Tevita and Joe played well and are really starting to come into their own.

“They are becoming leaders in the group and that makes a massive difference.”

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