Bennett declares Parker will play

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has confirmed back-rower Corey Parker will line up for the club’s NRL qualifying final against North Queensland.

The 33-year-old has been taking every precaution in a bid to overcome a hamstring twinge and prove his fitness for the Suncorp Stadium derby.

Earlier, Parker had said he would wait until after today’s training session to decide on whether he would play.


If Brisbane win they earn a preliminary final and a week off.

If they lose they next play the winner of this weekend’s Sharks-South Sydney finals clash.

Brisbane back-rower Alex Glenn has been cleared to play the qualifying final after overcoming a foot strain that forced his early training exit on Tuesday.

North Queensland have a 3-0 finals record against Brisbane.