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Struggling Broncos emulating 2006 premiers

  • Struggling Broncos emulating 2006 premiers

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Lachlan Maranta of the Broncos scores a try during the round three NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 20, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane's backline woes have deepened with winger Lachlan Maranta in doubt for Friday's NRL clash with Parramatta at Suncorp Stadium.

Maranta failed to finish training on Thursday due to a groin injury picked up in last weekend's 12-8 win over St George Illawarra. S

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says Maranta is "pretty close to playing" but he will bring Jonus Pearson in as 18th man to cover for the winger - setting up what could be a NRL debut for the youngster.

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