‘You can stop asking’: Prickly Boyd defends halves


Boos echoed round Suncorp Stadium earlier than Brisbane have been upset 30-12 by NRL battlers Gold Coast – and Broncos veteran Darius Boyd admits his workforce deserved it.

But the previous Brisbane skipper bristled when the finger was pointed at their under-fire halves Brodie Croft and Anthony Milford on Saturday.

A brutally sincere Boyd could not disguise his embarrassment after the Broncos have been jeered off the sphere after they slumped to a shock 22-Zero halftime deficit earlier than succumbing to a fifth straight loss.

“That is the primary time I’ve ever seen a Brisbane aspect booed off the sphere at halftime at Suncorp Stadium,” ashen-faced former captain Justin Hodges advised Fox Sports.

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Boyd appeared simply as shellshocked by the gang’s response after the sport.

“That was very irritating. It hurts however they most likely have a proper – it was 22-Zero at halftime,” he mentioned.

“The most disappointing factor was to get booed off at halftime, your personal followers are booing you off.

“It was the primary crowd we had at Suncorp all 12 months (as a consequence of coronavirus).

“All our households have been there. To put in a efficiency like that, it is disappointing.”

Pressure is mounting on coach Anthony Seibold after six-time premiers Brisbane’s freefall from fifth to second-last within the house of 5 weeks following the Titans upset.

However, the blowtorch has additionally been utilized to the Broncos halves after they once more failed to fireside a shot towards the Titans who began the sport rooted to the foot of the NRL ladder.

Boyd says his workforce deserved to be booed. (Getty)

Seibold admitted he might must reassess his assault after it was “actually frantic” towards the Titans.

“We’ll have to try that. We are down on confidence with reference to our assault,” he mentioned.

But Boyd didn’t suppose Croft and halves associate Milford have been doing a lot improper judging by his spirited defence of the pair after they have been questioned by media on Saturday.

Young playmaker Tom Dearden was injected on to the Broncos bench towards the Titans, sparking hypothesis the transfer was made to place Brisbane’s halves on discover regardless of Seibold claiming the 19-year-old was merely a hooker back-up for veteran rake Issac Luke.

However, Boyd gave an uncharacteristically prickly response when requested if Dearden’s choice was meant to maintain Croft and Milford on their toes.

“We will win video games once we defend effectively. Our two halves are our greatest gamers once we defend effectively so that you can stop asking these questions,” he mentioned bluntly.

“Defence is what wins video games and premierships. Our defence will not be the place it must be proper now for no matter cause however we simply want to stay strong as a gaggle.”

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