Darius Boyd’s personal troubles and problems with the media have been well-documented, particularly after it all came to a head during the second half of the 2014 season and he spent a stint in rehab for treatment for depression.
He cut short his campaign with Newcastle to address his issues, before signing a deal to return to the Brisbane Broncos, along with the only coach he’s ever known at NRL level, Wayne Bennett.
Boyd’s transformation has been remarkable. He’s been honest, genuine and positive in press conferences, turning over a new leaf with the media. An injury setback has ruled him out of the first couple of months of 2015, but the star fullback remains upbeat and shapes as a trump card for the rebuilding club.
The 27-year-old’s interview onSterlolast night was outstanding. It was earnest, soul-baring and inspirational as he courageously spoke about his mental illness, his grandmother, reaching out to his biological father who he has never met, his return to Brisbane and Wayne Bennett.
It’s a tremendous watch: