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Broncos deny Bird reports

By Wayne Heming 27/11/2009 10:26:28 AM Comments (0)

The Brisbane Broncos have rejected reports they are in the race to sign sacked Cronulla star Greg Bird.

"The Broncos have not joined the race to sign Greg Bird whatsoever," Broncos chief executive Bruno Cullen told AAP on Friday morning after reports on radio and TV morning shows linking the six-time premiers to the Origin player.

"That's totally incorrect."

Asked if that meant Brisbane were not interested in Bird, Cullen said: "We've got no interest in him at this time".

North Queensland have emerged as early favourites to secure the controversial Bird with chief executive Peter Parr declaring few rival NRL clubs could match a Cowboys offer.

Bird is likely to resume his NRL career in 2010 after a conviction against him for recklessly wounding his girlfriend was quashed on appeal on Wednesday.

However, NRL boss David Gallop has warned Bird's re-registration won't be automatic.

The Gold Coast have been linked to Bird, with the former Test and Cronulla five-eighth reportedly not keen to return to playing with a Sydney club.

But Titans chief executive Michael Searle said the club's salary cap was "maxed out" and Bird would have to be willing to play for match fees.

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