Grand final vision makes Parker feel sick

A simple video review of the 2015 NRL grand final made Brisbane veteran Corey Parker sick to the stomach.

And the Broncos captain reckons he will never watch the match in its entirety as long as he is still playing.

But Parker insists his side has moved on from last year’s heartbreaking golden point loss ahead of Friday night’s grand final re-match against North Queensland in Brisbane.

Parker said he was already resigned to enduring a huge media build-up to their Good Friday clash with their grand final conquerors.

However, he said they had put the result behind them – well, eventually.

“In the pre-season coaching staff thought it would be a good idea to go through that game, work out where we could be better and improve,” Parker told Sky Sports Radio.

“To be honest it was one of the worst video sessions I have worked through.

“I had that really sick feeling in the stomach.

“Because no matter how many times you watch it, it is the same result at the end.

“But it was good to be able to put it behind us and move on.”

Asked if he had watched a full replay of the gut-wrenching loss, Parker said: “I haven’t watched the game fully at all.

“And I am not sure whether I will while I am still playing.”

Parker did not consider their upcoming match a grand final re-match but was still bracing for a media blitz this week.

“For the media it will be a great week to build a game up,” he said.

“It will be a big crowd on Good Friday.

“But in terms of revenge and (exorcising) demons, we’ve moved on from last year.

“It’s round four in a marathon season.”

Parker said he was more worried about improving on what happened in their last clash, a surprise loss in Penrith.

“Coming off the back of what we dished up in the second half last week we will want to build on our standards and where we want to go as a side,” he said.

“What better way to do it than against a good team like the Cowboys.”

Meanwhile, Parker said centre Jack Reed (eye) was in doubt for the NRL blockbuster.

“I believe he has some vision problems and you don’t want to be mucking around with that,” Parker said.

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