NEWS Mam, Reynolds to reunite for Broncos in Roosters rumble


Brisbane halves Ezra Mam and Adam Reynolds are set to play together for the first time in a month against the Sydney Roosters.

The pair have not been on the field together since the round five loss to Melbourne, when Reynolds sustained a hamstring injury.

No.6 Mam missed last week's 34-10 win over Wests Tigers with a finger injury as halfback Reynolds returned at his masterful best.

Mam trained well on Tuesday and Reynolds was confident the five-eighth would be on the park against the Roosters for Friday's clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Mam was later named in the side.

"If I was betting on him, I'd say he will come through," Reynolds said.

"We will have to see how he pulls up, he did a little bit of contact at the start of the session.

"He was going to see how the hand was feeling, but looking at him out there, he looked pretty good."

Centre Selwyn Cobbo, who missed last week with a shoulder complaint, trained in a no-contact bib but was also named.

The last time the Broncos played the Roosters - in Las Vegas for March's high-profile season opener - Mam was racially abused by Tricolours prop Spencer Leniu, who was subsequently suspended for eight weeks.

"It's another game for us. It is the job of you guys (in the media) to build it up and talk it up, and that is understandable," Reynolds said when asked whether emotions were likely to be running hot on Friday night.

"We know that is part of the game and everything that comes with it, but we have moved past it and addressed it as a club.

"I'm sure (the Roosters) have too. It is another opportunity to play our brand of football and get better.

"It has been dealt with from both ends - by our club, their club and the NRL. We have moved past it."

The Broncos received good news on Tuesday when Jock Madden, Mam's replacement against the Tigers, was cleared of a pectoral tear.

Reynolds said Madden had done a "fantastic job" filling in, but also noted Mam's ongoing improvement.

"Ezra is continually developing as a player and still works very hard on his craft," he said.

"His growth is about him learning the game and getting him more involved - and in certain times of the game, putting a bit of authority on the contest."

Reynolds said he had fully recovered from the cramps that forced him off late in the Tigers clash, adding the pickle juice he has been drinking to aid hydration might be ditched.

"I hadn't played for a couple of weeks, and whether I was hydrating enough on the night I'm not too sure - but we have a good (physical performance) team here and we'll make sure it doesn't happen again," he said.

"I hate the pickle juice. It doesn't taste too nice and it didn't seem to help on the night, but lucky we were up at that stage so I could get off."

Canberra Times


Active Now

  • Sproj
  • Cavalo
  • Santa
  • broncsgoat
  • Mighty Bronx
  • Redux
  • Harry Sack
  AdBlock Message
Please consider adding BHQ to your Adblock Whitelist. We do our best to make sure it doesn't affect your experience on the website, and the funds help us pay server and software costs.