MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Josh McGuire of the Broncos is tackled by Will Chambers of the Storm during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on September 22, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Brisbane Broncos forward Josh McGuire is on the verge of joining the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2019 season.

McGuire has two-years remaining on his current deal and will require the Broncos to release him if he is to sign for the Cowboys.

The Broncos are reluctant to release McGuire but could use the salary cap space to re-sign youngstersΒ Tevita Pangai Junior, David Fifita, Payne Haas and Joe Ofahengaue.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Cowboys have offered the Kangaroos forward a four to five year deal worth $3.2 million.

The Broncos have informed new coach Anthony Seibold about the situation.




  1. ‘The Broncos have informed new coach Anthony Seibold about the situation.’ This is a ridiculous situation if true, can just imagine how next season is going to pan out for the Bunny’s and Bronco’s if the coach swap does not happen for 2019, and it ain’t pretty!!!

    • Like two kids trading their footy cards…

      Seibs: Trade you TPJ and Haas for Sam Burgess?
      Papa Smurf: Nah ah, Sammy is a dual international and a Clive Churchill medal winner, I want to build my collection around him..
      Seibs: How about Darius Boyd for Greg Inglis?
      Papa Smurf: Pffft! I keep trying to trade that card but it keeps coming back to me. It’s a “Klingon!”


  2. Just on McGuire, goes alright at times, however I wont miss his hit ups on the 5th and dying with the ball. He also has some grubbiness to his game that I don’t like.
    What are your thoughts Sammy?

    • Unbelievable, soon as a player is rumored to leave fans start telling the truth to opposition fans about their defects. The only problem with backstabbing your own players dreaglor is ALL rugby League fans alredy knew their defects before hand.

      But on this particular player your backstabbing, be assured he will be keeping an EYE πŸ‘ ON YOU❗❕❗❕❕❕.

      Also it proves my point, no current player that Bennett is coaching now will follow him to Souths, in fact if he heads 1000kms south Maguire wants to move 1000kms north to make sure their paths never ever cross again. Pappa Smurf will get the bootπŸ‘’ before xmas.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • “keeping an EYE πŸ‘ ON YOU”

          Old Woody is quite a character mate and good for a laugh and a story.

          He has a glass eye in his dresser draw which he keeps next to his white Bonds long johns (with back flap) and his hernia truss.

          It’s a trophy from a bar fight in his youth I understand, the glass eye not the truss. Woody was quite the Rooster back then but now (at 98) he prefers to enjoy the simple comforts of matron’s weekly “physical” and nurse Ratched’s daily sponge baths.

        • Cheers dreaglor. I appreciate the positive feedback. I will forward your thoughts to “danielle”. She is the president of my fan club. πŸ”ͺπŸ‡πŸ΅

        • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          Exactly “Slammin Sam”. She claims to hate my guts but stays up until 1 am in the morning talking to me for over an hour! Perhaps because it is quiet at that time and it gives her a feeling of “intimacy”… on a PUBLIC forum! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          Asking me questions like; “can you go all night” or if I “have gone limp”. And then she claims that I’m some kind of moral degenerate. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          Still you have to acknowledge the dedication of a “groupie” that will even track you down and follow you to another website! And she wonders WHY I make analogies between her and “Alex Forrest” (aka Glenn Close) from “Fatal Attraction”… and then makes some innuendo about me always talking about “Glenn”, is that a Freudian slip? As if it was a bloke! Classic! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • HA HA HA HA
          Talk about the emporers new clothes. How does it feel to be exposed like that danielle the tr011?

          I have been following this site for many years and you have been a bottom feeder, seldom seen except to cause trouble. I always wondered why you are the only profile on here to use a first name, a woman’s first name? That’s kind of special isn’t it? Could it be that it gives you something to hide behind right out of the gate? It’s funny really since no one knows the truth about anybody when they hide behind their anonymity so why put that out there when nobody else seems to make their first names freely available?

          I suppose that I am assuming “Kev” isn’t really Kevin, but I might be wrong. Or that by a strange coincidence Reg is not actually Reginald Reagan or tommyknocker is not Mr Thomas Knocker. LOL So WHY danielle, “danielle”? I think everyone here already knows the answer to that. You have consistently used your gender card as your “get out of jail free” card and for all we know you aren’t even a woman at all. Even the one other woman that I am aware of that posts on this site uses her team as her profile name and they didn’t volunteer their $ex without being asked a direct question. They weren’t looking to be treated differently or to find an excuse to hide behind.

          Do us all a favour and keep away from your keyboard until you have addressed the toxicity in your soul. No one is interested in your dramas in case you haven’t noticed. You must to have a lot more to concentrate on in your life if you need to stay up until 1AM on a public forum arguing with a stranger to find meaning and fulfilment in your life. You sad little c0ckroach.

        • A little harsh buddy but I understand where you are coming from. I also have been reading the posts on this site and laughing at the goings on here for many years now. This is a serial pest that has never made a positive contribution, save for her lengthy absences.

          I also wondered the same thing, is this really a woman? No woman I have known behaves like that so you have to ask questions. You would be safe to assume that “Milton” is not my name (it’s after a funny character from the Office Space movie). There is no way in hell that I would want to have my real name and identity exposed. No one with a rational mind would.

          So funny to see this sniping harpy finally get what’s coming to her. And “she” talks about karma. Too funny for words! LOL

        • While we are in therapy, with this story attaining the deep truths of our souls. I am compelled to inform all, I too, have a camouflaged name.

          I am, Russell CroweπŸ‘Ž

        • Not for one minute did I doubt that you were in therapy mate. “Maximus” you are in serious need of help champ.

          If you are Russell Crowe, Russ, then I’m Barbra Streisand!

          If I truly believed you meant what you say, as my mate penso does, I would be very concerned for your welfare Woody. Did I just say that out loud?

  3. EXCUSE ME!!! Well this does free up one of those forward spots…

    8. Fifita Jr
    9. McCullough
    10. Ofahengaue
    11. Gillett
    12. TPJ
    13. Bird? Glenn? Who knows anymore

    Then having Haas and either Bird or Glenn on the bench, maybe someone like Su’a as well… Eh it’s not bad but I’d still rather keep Moose thank you very much. Bennet needs to be euthanised now. Sorry Souths, hope you like paying a mil a year to a carcass.

    • Sorry to break it to you “Slammin Sam” but no.s 8 and 12 are on Papa Smurfs Christmas wish list and he asked Santa for this before you did. 😁

      Think of it like the office coffee mug and stapler you see terminated employees throw into their “leaving box” when they are “let go” and headed for their car.

      “Bennet needs to be euthanised now”

      Finally! I have been trying to get THAT petition signed for the last 4 years but tommy kept vetoing it.

      “Sorry Souths, hope you like paying a mil a year to a carcass”

      Isn’t that what the Broncos have already been doing for the last 4 years? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      • “Sorry to break it to you β€œSlammin Sam” but no.s 8 and 12 are on Papa Smurfs Christmas wish list and he asked Santa for this before you did.”

        Hearing from pretty strong sources (TPJ’s Insta page) that he wants to stay at Brisbane long term. Don’t have 100% confidence in it, but I hope he does.

        “Isn’t that what the Broncos have already been doing for the last 4 years?”


        • Yeah mate, and thst’s what happened when the Dragons brought their high energy, high intensity game and rolled the Broncos 90’s game plan at home.

          Souths also let in points so I’m not overly impressed with Seibold’s defensive structures either but at least they are from this millenia!

          Meanwhile Bennett rocks into Redfern with his ghetto blaster playing Tina Turner’s “Simply the best!” A long couple of years ahead I fear.

      • You guys are retarded and clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re absolutely kidding yourself if you think Bennett has flicked McGuire, there’s no way the club would allow that to happen knowing Bennett is leaving. If his release has been approved then it’s a decision made by the club.

        Secondly, Bennett is still regarded as one of the best coaches by everyone involved in the game and people who know what they are talking about. The fact that the whole playing squad wanted him to stay proves that and proves you are idiots.

        Thirdly, Bennett doesn’t control their attacking structures, Demetriou does. He does coach like it’s 2018 which is why he has an array of coaching staff to help and he is most importantly the man manager, which he still does better than anyone, apart from maybe Bellamy (hence the players all loving him and wanting to play for him).

        You lot just simply don’t like Bennett and are blaming the last season on him. They also blew the premiers off the park in Sydney right at the end of the year. And were seconds away from winning a grand final under him only a few years ago.

        I’m not even a Broncos or Souths fan, I just think you are all opinionated and dumb, which isn’t a good combination.

        Souths will continue to make the finals under Bennett. The only thing I would be concerned about as a Souths fan is life after Bennett since he has zero interest in the state he leaves clubs in (such as he did with the Dragons and Knights).

        • “You lot just simply don’t like Bennett and are blaming the last season on him.”

          Who else are we going to blame? The players implementing his rubbish called a gameplan? The assistants who were there purely to show the world Bennet was not an Authoritarian dictator? Paul White, the man who made the decision to hire this carcass?

          “Bennett doesn’t control their attacking structures, Demetriou does. He does coach like it’s 2018 which is why he has an array of coaching staff to help and he is most importantly the man manager”

          If the players are only there to play for the coach, then maybe they should rethink why they are playing Rugby League. There is no way Demitriou was controlling the entire offensive side of the game, Bennet gave Walters the flick for trying to do less than that.

          “Souths will continue to make the finals under Bennett. The only thing I would be concerned about as a Souths fan is life after Bennett since he has zero interest in the state he leaves clubs in”

          Bennet is a worse contract negotiator than Des Hasler. He is so intent on “win now” that he forgets the NRL isn’t ending at the end of the saeson. Or maybe it’s because he feels he’ll die before he needs to rebuild a team?

        • Yes, moderate my comment where the worse words i said were “die” and “dictator” but not the one which calls 2-3 people retarded. Gotta love ZT.

        • There’s a solid chance they looked at it and realised that my sentence was correct and yours was stupid and acted accordingly.

        • So “qualified free speech” then “faceless”? All opinions are welcomed just as long as they agree with yours, is that it?

          Sounds like that classic line from George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, paraphrased to adapt;

          “We are all equal, but some of us are more equal than others”.

          About Bennett still being regarded as “one of the best coaches in the game”. That’s a combination of “reputation, intimidation and public relation(s).” SO close!

          Can someone here please tell me what Bennett’s win loss record in the NRL was BEFORE 2010 and the Dragons premiership compared to since then? I’ll hazard a guess it has dropped quite significantly.

        • Wiki has him at 64.5% win from 1988-2011, and 54.5% win from 2012-18, but to quantify the 2012-18 figures, he had 45% win while at the Knights and then has 64% since returning to the Broncos.

        • If it was just you and dreaglor “Slammin Sam” I would have said that, being QLDers, you are an hour behind the rest of us!

        • Well no actually, I didn’t say all opinions are welcome. Dumb and/or biased ones certainly are not.

          What a stupid comment to say the players should reconsider why they play if they are playing for the coach. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. That’s the exact reason Jason Taylor isn’t successful as a head coach, because no one cares for him.

          It’s laughable you all seem to think Bennett controls everything and is hopeless. The players have all openly supported him and love him and they have also all openly said how great Demetriou is and is good enough to be head coach (strange comment if he doesn’t really do anything). I guess the players with the insight are either wrong or lying? And the uninformed-opinionated armchair β€œexperts” that live their life on a blog arguing with each other based on their biased opinions of their clubs are the ones who are right? Highly doubt it.

          Souths will easily make the 8 again this year (barring no horror injury runs) and you will all look like idiots. Mind you I’m not expecting you to give Bennett any credit for it.

          You also completely ignored my comment about them beating the Roosters (who then won the comp) only weeks out from the finals and at Allianz, instead choosing to run with biased opinions that disagree with other points.

  4. Seibold is still South’s coach until common sense prevails. Why are they informing Seibold and not Bennett? The whole thing is making a mockery of the NRL.. In the words of a former legendary coach ”there has to be an investigation”.

  5. I wonder if this means that Matt Scott is about to announce his retirement. You would think that they would struggle with salary cap space otherwise.

    • I would say he hasn’t quite come good post neck surgery. Pretty big operation to fuse that plate. Feel sorry for Scotty but good replacement.

  6. The Cowboys must be short on grubs, Broncos don’t need him. Now Thaiday’s gone and hopefully McGuire, the Broncs be a lot more grub free.

    • I am sure TPJ will provide an ample replacement in the grub stakes with his cheap shots an undisciplined penalties.

  7. Now that it has been made official, I just want to thank Moose for an amazing 9 years. Consistently been our best forward week in, week out, and we saw how much we missed you in 2016 when you tore your Achilles. On a side note, is he going back to prop now? Can’t see him ousting Taumalolo for the 13… leagueguru might be onto something with the Scott retirement.

  8. I thought it was against NRL rules to approach when still 2 ears to go on the contract?????? Same as the Klemmer situation.

    Greenburg referred to these anti-tampering rules yesterday, but they don’t seem to be enforced. Just like the voluntary tackle rule………

    This seriously needs to be addressed/clarified by the NRL

    • Agreed Phoenix. The “voluntary tackle”, “players dropping the ball while in possession to win a penalty”, “walking 2 metres off the mark in any direction to play the ball” and “players being dragged 10 metres after they are clearly held and their progress has been halted” are ALL blights on the game that are LONG overdue to be addressed, clarified and codified.

      It seems instead that the “anti-tampering rule” has been intentionally and cynically misinterpreted to refer to any changes in the rules of the game to allow for common sense!

    • cowgirls Kelpie, really? A little provocative don’t you think? And mean.

      How would you like it if we called your team North Sydney the “teddy bears” or the “nomads”? Claws in, there’s a good boy Kelpie. But don’t expect a tummy rub. Next time you’ll get a rolled up newspaper over the nose. Bad boy!

  9. Over rated grub. Shame for Matt Scott – one of the good guys. If Lodge and McGuire move on, Broncos might actually get some respect back.

  10. 8. McQuire
    9. Granville
    10. McLean
    11. Cooper
    12. Hess
    13. Taumalolo

    14. Hampton
    15. Bolton
    16. Scott
    17. Lowe/Jenson

    Very solid forward pack, would be awesome to see Ben Barba go and Val Holmes be signed.

  11. McGuire making immediate switch to Cowboys
    Author: Joel Gould – Reporter
    Thu 15 Nov 2018, 01:20 PM

    “Josh McGuire has contacted Broncos teammates from Fiji where he is holidaying to tell them he has played his last game for the club to take up a lucrative multi-year offer with North Queensland.”

    Key points:

    – McGuire has transferred with immediate effect to the Cowboys
    – Brisbane are yet to re-sign Pangai, Lodge and Oates for 2019
    – Alex Glenn and Jordan Kahu have been shopped to the Titans and other clubs to free up even more salary cap room (in addition to the loss of Sims and Thaiday)
    – this is yet one more example that contracts are worthless as McGuire had 2 years remaining on his contract (up to the end of 2020)
    – McGuire is a grub!

    OK, perhaps that last point was more an example of me editorialising.

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