Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Griffin Is Laidback about Big Match; Broncos Coach Doesn't like the Limelight

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Griffin Is Laidback about Big Match; Broncos Coach Doesn't like the Limelight

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Byline: aaron kelly aaron.kelly@capnews.com.au

Hooking a premiership

Ricky Stuart created history in 2002 when he took the Sydney Roosters to premiership honours in his first season as a senior NRL coach. Will Hook become the second NRL coach to achieve the same feat in 2011?

IT'S the morning of what is being dubbed the biggest match of the season for the Brisbane Broncos a but try telling that to rookie coach Anthony Griffin.

aI'm normally an early riser so I'll get up about 5 or 5.30, go for a walk or run and back home for breakfast,a he said yesterday.

aThen we've got a team walk at 10 followed by a quick team meeting and lunch and it's back to the hotel to bunker down before the game.a

They don't come much more laidback then the former Rockhampton coach they call aHooka, who yesterday gave Morning Bulletin readers a rare insight into life as coach of the NRL heavyweights on game day.

While much of the hype surrounding tonight's blockbuster semi-final between the Broncos and Dragons at Suncorp Stadium has been about the retiring Darren Lockyer and his former mentor Wayne Bennett, Hook has been exactly where he likes a out of the limelight. …

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