The Jones boys had a fantastic day with the Broncos, getting in the 2012 team photo. Pictured are Harry Jones, Broncos captain Sam Thaiday and Jackson Jones.
The Jones boys had a fantastic day with the Broncos, getting in the 2012 team photo. Pictured are Harry Jones, Broncos captain Sam Thaiday and Jackson Jones. Contributed

Jones boys in the picture

SLAMMING Sam Thaiday reckons Harry and Jackson Jones have got great handshakes and now they have a great family heirloom after they were in the 2012 Broncos team photo.

The boys' mother Fiona was the highest bidder in The Gympie Times and Brisbane Broncos auction to earn a spot in the Broncos team photo.

Originally the Broncos said the photo was for just one person but they graciously let both Jones boys in the team photo.

The boys and their parents Steve and Fiona Jones had the times of their lives and got to meet all their favourite Broncos players including legend Alfie Langer.

"It was single, double, triple good," Harry said.

Harry used to be a Broncos fan but converted to the Titans last year.

The move upset his father and Broncos stalwart Shane Webcke.

When Webcke visited the Jones' business, Queensland Quality Hay Produce, two Fridays ago he had some advice for Harry.

Webcke told Harry that he would rather cut his arm off with a blunt knife than play for the Titans.

His advice had Harry rethinking his alliance with the Titans and then when the boys met the Broncos last Wednesday it sealed the deal.

Harry is now the Broncos' number one fan.

"They are such good players," Harry said.

"And they are really nice.

Jackson said the day was "the best day of his life so far".

The boys got to sit in the front row of the team photo at each end.

Jack got to sit next to Petero Civoniceva and Harry next to Josh Maguire.

The Broncos were impressed with the boys' strong handshakes, both Sam Thaiday and Ben Hannant commented on their vice-like grips.

Fiona said it was a great day.

"They all made us feel really welcome."

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