NEWS Broncos star’s horrific fall from grace

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Phil Rothfield: Darius Boyd ‘needs blinder’ against Sharks to keep Broncos spot

Brisbane Broncos club captain Darius Boyd is in a tough spot as the star reportedly faces an embarassing fall to oblivion.

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FOX SPORTSJuly 1, 20199:18pm


Darius Boyd is struggling for form in 2019.Source:Getty Images

Darius Boyd would’ve found himself in reserve grade this week if it wasn’t for Brisbane missing a host of players to Origin and injury. That’s according to The Daily Telegraph’s NRL reporter Phil Rothfield, who says the Broncos skipper “needs a blinder” against Cronulla on Saturday to retain his position in the team. Boyd switched positions with Anthony Milford on Saturday to play five-eighth against Newcastle where he made just two runs for eight metres. He also made a blunder off a kick-off, while he was steamrolled by Jesse Ramien as the Knights centre set up a try.


Axe looms over Darius Boyd


Boyd’s form has been poor throughout 2019 and Rothfield believes Anthony Seibold’s patience is wearing thin. “I am told that only that fact there’s Origin on this week — Oates is not there, (Joe) Ofahengaue, (Matt) Gillett, David Fifita, (Anthony) Milford’s crook (injured) — I’m told he would’ve been dropped if they were at full strength,” Rothfield told NRL 360 on Fox League.

“That’s how worried they are about his form. “He needs a blinder against Cronulla on Saturday night to retain his spot in the side. “I cannot imagine Darius Boyd with his background at the club, on $800,000 a year, playing Queensland Cup, but I’m told there will be a tough conversation had.”

On Sunday, Fox League expert Michael Ennis questioned if Boyd even wanted to play anymore. “I just question whether Darius wants to play anymore,” he said on The Big League Wrap. “It’s hard to watch ... It just seems like he’s lost the love of the game.”

 

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Phil Rothfield: Darius Boyd ‘needs blinder’ against Sharks to keep Broncos spot

Brisbane Broncos club captain Darius Boyd is in a tough spot as the star reportedly faces an embarassing fall to oblivion.

Staff writers
FOX SPORTSJuly 1, 20199:18pm


Darius Boyd is struggling for form in 2019.Source:Getty Images

Darius Boyd would’ve found himself in reserve grade this week if it wasn’t for Brisbane missing a host of players to Origin and injury. That’s according to The Daily Telegraph’s NRL reporter Phil Rothfield, who says the Broncos skipper “needs a blinder” against Cronulla on Saturday to retain his position in the team. Boyd switched positions with Anthony Milford on Saturday to play five-eighth against Newcastle where he made just two runs for eight metres. He also made a blunder off a kick-off, while he was steamrolled by Jesse Ramien as the Knights centre set up a try.


Axe looms over Darius Boyd


Boyd’s form has been poor throughout 2019 and Rothfield believes Anthony Seibold’s patience is wearing thin. “I am told that only that fact there’s Origin on this week — Oates is not there, (Joe) Ofahengaue, (Matt) Gillett, David Fifita, (Anthony) Milford’s crook (injured) — I’m told he would’ve been dropped if they were at full strength,” Rothfield told NRL 360 on Fox League.

“That’s how worried they are about his form. “He needs a blinder against Cronulla on Saturday night to retain his spot in the side. “I cannot imagine Darius Boyd with his background at the club, on $800,000 a year, playing Queensland Cup, but I’m told there will be a tough conversation had.”

On Sunday, Fox League expert Michael Ennis questioned if Boyd even wanted to play anymore. “I just question whether Darius wants to play anymore,” he said on The Big League Wrap. “It’s hard to watch ... It just seems like he’s lost the love of the game.”

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BroncsFan

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2 runs for 8m... but I reckon his line engagements and touches would be just as horrendous if not worse for a 5/8 and captain.

He was fucking invisible at 6... the guy is a total numpty now and has to retire. A couple weeks for "personal issues" then retirement
 

Pub Steak

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I'd like to see him just go out there and play his guys out every week until he injured himself to a point he can take a nice early injury retirement with his head held high. He was among the games best full backs and wingers for a while and has overcome a lot of demons to be there. Go out with a bang mate and know you will be respected for it. Go see Gal about some peptides. Get into it!
 

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I heard something fascinating yesterday. The reason the Broncos have been releasing players this season is so they can pay Darius out for the next 2 years this year. The Broncos have released approx $2m worth of players this year and can now front end Boyd's contract and terminate. He will likely announce his retirement to save embarrassment of 2 years in reserves, but will still receive full payment.
 

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I heard something fascinating yesterday. The reason the Broncos have been releasing players this season is so they can pay Darius out for the next 2 years this year. The Broncos have released approx $2m worth of players this year and can now front end Boyd's contract and terminate. He will likely announce his retirement to save embarrassment of 2 years in reserves, but will still receive full payment.
The ****?!
 
I heard something fascinating yesterday. The reason the Broncos have been releasing players this season is so they can pay Darius out for the next 2 years this year. The Broncos have released approx $2m worth of players this year and can now front end Boyd's contract and terminate. He will likely announce his retirement to save embarrassment of 2 years in reserves, but will still receive full payment.
Here's hoping, I suppose all the guys that went had to go eventually under the rebuild so they've just fast tracked it all. Do the same to Macca.
 

Morepudding

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Surely it is physically impossible for a former international (and a bloody good one at that) with a tonne of experience to be playing this badly? I am gobsmacked at how far he has fallen in such a short space of time. I am concerned for his mental state.
I honestly don't think he's ever been good. He has been carried his whole career. He was god awful at the Knights when he didn't have amazing players around him as well. He will look good when he's under no pressure and playing in a rep side or a team full of superstars, but when he is expected to be a good player he sucks. Seriously just look at the past 2 years at the Broncos and the time at the Knights. It's blatantly obvious.
 

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I heard something fascinating yesterday. The reason the Broncos have been releasing players this season is so they can pay Darius out for the next 2 years this year. The Broncos have released approx $2m worth of players this year and can now front end Boyd's contract and terminate. He will likely announce his retirement to save embarrassment of 2 years in reserves, but will still receive full payment.
That would be fucking amazing if true
 

Morepudding

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If Boyd knows this, explains why he's doing SFA, why would he.
That's the issue i have with player contracts, particularly those who sign long-term deals, or deals that will be their final contract. If you know full well youre in your final ever contract, why would you try? You need to have some actual pride in your work to put the work in and clearly Boyd has none.
 

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I don’t even think that’s possible unless they get him to sign a new front-ended contract that he agrees to and the NRL approves, which would be extremely unlikely.
 

Morepudding

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I don’t even think that’s possible unless they get him to sign a new front-ended contract that he agrees to and the NRL approves, which would be extremely unlikely.
We could just terminate it then and pay it out this year.
 

Finbar

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If you know full well youre in your final ever contract, why would you try?
There's plenty of fellas out there busting their guts without a contract for the local club footy team because they love it. The fact that these Broncos players are getting paid fortunes and turning out this garbage is the problem. Players like Webcke, Civoniceva, Berrigan, Hodges, Parker - they put in the effort until the end.
 

Galah

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That's the issue i have with player contracts, particularly those who sign long-term deals, or deals that will be their final contract. If you know full well youre in your final ever contract, why would you try? You need to have some actual pride in your work to put the work in and clearly Boyd has none.
NHL ( I know different sport) but they brought in a buyout system to combat exactly this. But as usual we are way behind these sorts of things.
 

Purple Pills

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I heard something fascinating yesterday. The reason the Broncos have been releasing players this season is so they can pay Darius out for the next 2 years this year. The Broncos have released approx $2m worth of players this year and can now front end Boyd's contract and terminate. He will likely announce his retirement to save embarrassment of 2 years in reserves, but will still receive full payment.
This sounds feasible but if it’s even remotely true it is a fucking shambles that we have had to resort to making a complete write off of our season to start moving forward because of this situation. He is far from a club legend as I stated in another thread, let him sit in reserve grade and we will find out whether he has the desire to make it back to grade attitude wise or whether he just wants to take the piss and cash his cheque out of spite.

He is hardly hard done by. He has been on good fullback money since 2009 at St George, he got given overs in his last contract length wise with us which he isn’t even playing at half his value for the last 2 and half seasons and will get $840,000 from his State of Origin fund upon retiring for his 28 games at Origin level. Not to mention his copious amount of rep payments for the Tests he played as well. Even though contract wise he will be owed that money he doesn’t seem like the type that desperately needs it. And I’m certain the club would find him a role post retirement and look after him there.

His captaincy has been an utter joke but if he wants to somehow recover a shred of respect and dignity and leave a better lasting impression on the fan base, he should finally stand up and be a real captain and that’s by doing what’s best for the club and pull an Inglis next week or at seasons end. Walk away from the contract and the club will find you a job at the club.

You have to remember had Inglis stayed on at Souths and was putting in these type of performances even though most of it would have probably contributed to carrying the injuries he has had, the fans would be just as irate and be calling for the same action.

Greg Inglis also has made plenty of money out of the game and rep level similar to Darius. However Inglis’ lasting impression in the NRL won’t be of playing on longer than he should have whilst making a mockery out of his first grade side and collecting big money he isn’t providing half of its value, but of one that put the club first and didn’t think put his needs above the club. He is more a Souths legend than Boyd is a Broncos legend. Take note Darius
 

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