Life away from footy sways Daniel Vidot to stay in Brisbane

DESPITE reports he was set for a mid-year switch to the Bulldogs, hulking winger Daniel Vidot is set to remain a Bronco for the rest of 2015.

Reports suggested the destructive ball-runner was on the outer at the club and would be gone by the June 30 deadline, with Canterbury well in the mix to lure him for the rest of this season.

But his manager David Riolo has denied that.

"Daniel has some options which I don't want to speculate on, and one of them is the Broncos," Riolo told APN.

"He'll be at Brisbane for the rest of this year and hopefully he can extend after that - he's happy at the Broncos."

Despite the lack of game time he's been getting in his home city - Jordan Kahu and Lachlan Maranta are coach Wayne Bennett's first-choice wing options - Vidot is also happy off the field.

The 25-year-old was the host of the Unite Thursdays event at Sway nightclub in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley on Thursday night.

"I like doing this - it's good to get away from footy," he said.

After a night of carnage in Brisbane's 44-22 win over Newcastle last night, Vidot should have an opportunity to add to his seven games this season, in the coming weeks.

Outside backs Darius Boyd (groin) and Dale Copley (concussion) picked up injuries in the victory, to go with Queensland prop Josh McGuire's devastating Achilles tear, which will likely sideline him for the rest of the season.

Boyd and Broncos centre Justin Hodges will also go into Maroons camp early next week, with Boyd still a good chance to play in Origin III for Queensland on July 8.

That will open the door for Vidot to jump back up to NRL level from the Ipswich Jets in the Intrust Super Cup.

His game for the Broncos against Manly in round 13 was a brilliant outing, scoring two tries in his team's 44-10 win.

Meanwhile, Broncos utility David Stagg - off contract at the end of this season - said getting regular game time for the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup was his sole priority at this stage.

The 31-year-old has played just one game for Brisbane in 2015, after shoulder and ankle surgeries last year.

"It's probably not what you want to hear, but (concentrating on each week at a time) is where I'm at with the injuries I've had over the past couple of years," Stagg said.



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