Ennis: ‘Does Darius want to play anymore?’
Former rugby league player Michael Ennis has questioned whether Broncos skipper Darius Boyd is even interested in playing NRL anymore.
The Brisbane fullback has come under intense criticism this season for poor defensive reads and out of character efforts, prompting coach Anthony Seibold to switch him to the halves for the first time in his career on Saturday.
However, the experiment went awry as the Broncos were outdone by the Knights, and Boyd's body language was telling.
Ennis, who is a former Bronco himself, said he doesn't think a stint in reserve grade could help Boyd rediscover his form if he doesn't want to play.
"I just question whether Darius wants to play anymore," he said on The Big League Wrap.
"It's hard to watch.
"He had one run in the opening 40 minutes and I think he had another one in the second half, but to me, I just...looking at his body language, to me, when I watch him every week. It just seems like he's lost the love of the game.
"I could be wrong. I'm not there day to day, I don't see him training. I just feel through his body language that I don't see the love or that hunger for the game anymore. I don't see it in him."
Boyd has one more year on his contract and an option in his favour for 2021, but it looks as though the Broncos will have some tough decisions to make in an attempt to get their season back on track.
"I just don't know what [Seibold] does there, does he rest him? I just don't think putting him back to reserve grade solves the problem," Ennis said.
"I don't think he's going to find anything that Anthony Seibold is looking for playing reserve grade."