Matt Gillett looks ready to stick with the Broncos for the long haul.
Matt Gillett looks ready to stick with the Broncos for the long haul. GLENN HUNT

Brisbane Broncos poised to tie down Matt Gillett

MATT Gillett is set to put contentment and happiness ahead of huge dollars by remaining loyal to the Brisbane Broncos.

The Sunshine Coast junior is understood to have had up to $800,000-a-season waved in his face to leave Brisbane - an enticing salary and close to $300,000 a year more than he currently earns from the Broncos.

But like so many other players who have been part of the Brisbane organisation, Gillett loves the lifestyle and successes that goes with playing for the Broncos under Wayne Bennett.

The 27-year-old Queensland and Australian forward has given the strongest indication yet he will agree to an extension in the coming weeks when asked if he wanted to stay at Red Hill.

"I'd love to, yeah," Gillett said. "(But) that's all being sorted out by my management team. I don't worry about it. I just play footy and leave that up to them. Hopefully it will be sorted out soon.

"There's no rush. It will get done. All players go through it."

Meanwhile, Gillett said Souths fullback Greg Inglis could be ready to unleash against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

"If we don't do a good job with our kick chase he is going to hurt us a lot," Gillett said. "He's shown in previous years if you don't put pressure on him or get to him in numbers he can be very dangerous.

"He's a freakish player.

"We have to be very clinical in what we do against him on Friday night."


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