SENIOR Bronco Corey Parker says Brisbane players can have no complaints about claims their entire season goes on the line against Cronulla this Friday.
After being worn down, then crushed 32-0 by Melbourne last Friday, one of the most famous clubs in Australian sport can probably afford to lose another game and still squeak into the finals.
But Parker tells League Week: “It’s reality – there’s no use shying away from it.
“I don’t know the exact mathematics but we’re nearly there. There’s not really any other way to put it and no use trying to put it another way.
“We need to go out there and be desperate in everything we do. We’ve got a lot to play for.”
Coach Anthony Griffin, like his players, thought the Broncos had turned the corner in their narrow round 16 loss to the Warriors and was dismayed at what was dished up at AAMI Park.
“We just had no composure when we needed to,” he said. “We got behind on the scoreboard and started playing to the scoreboard, thinking that we needed to score when we hadn’t earned the right to.
“We’re very positive about the way we were going before this game … there’s eight games to go, it’s on again next Friday.”
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