Darius Boyd at Broncos training. Pic Annette Dew
Darius Boyd at Broncos training. Pic Annette Dew

Skipper Boyd returns from injury

BRONCOS skipper Darius Boyd is confident his hamstring injury will not become a recurring problem, as he prepares to make his return this Thursday.

The Brisbane fullback trained strongly this morning ahead of the club's season-opener against the Dragons this week.

It will be Boyd's first game since September last year, after he suffered a hamstring injury during Brisbane's 2017 finals campaign and it flared up again in January.

But the Queensland and Australian star said he was feeling "strong and confident" ahead of the new season.

"I don't think it's an ongoing problem, I hope it's not," he said.

"The last six weeks after I had a little strain in January, it's been really, really good and strong. I feel really good.

"There's always going to be mental demons there definitely but it's something that after a couple of games I will probably get over.

"I can't do anymore than what I've done at training and I do feel really strong and confident in it."

It was a solid early morning session for the entire squad at their new headquarters, with Jamayne Isaako and Corey Oates on the wings.

Sam Thaiday also trained as the starting hooker, after The Courier-Mail revealed Andrew McCullough will start off the bench.