Petero Civoniceva
Petero Civoniceva Brett Wortman

Big send off for Civoniceva

BRONCOS halfback Peter Wallace believes tonight's farewell of club legend Petero Civoniceva at Suncorp Stadium will be as big as the one Darren Lockyer received last year.

But more importantly, Wallace and his teammates will want to beat the Panthers to ensure a spot in the finals, after a testing post-Origin period which has resulted in six straight losses.

"It's a big night for not only the team, but the club and Petero. It's what you play for and it's life or death now," he said.
Wallace is confident Brisbane's attack can fire, despite scoring just 82 points during its current losing streak.

He believes winger Dale Copley's return from a broken leg, Josh Hoffman's move from the wing to fullback and Corey Norman moving back to five-eighth from the custodian's role will give him better options.

Wallace will have his hands full lining up against Panthers five-eighth Lachlan Coote.

Coote impressed in his side's 36-22 upset win over the Titans on Saturday, prompting his coach Ivan Cleary to say he could retain the No.6 jumper in 2013.


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