2017 Under 20's

Discussion in 'Brisbane Broncos Talk' started by Danoz Direct, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Danoz Direct

    Danoz Direct NRL Captain

    NYC Squad

    Corey Allan
    Gerome Burns
    Patrick Carrigan
    Julian Christian
    Sam Elliott
    David Fauid
    Joshua Fauid
    Thomas Flegler
    Kobe Hetherington
    Keegan Hipgrave
    Tristian Hope
    Lachlan Lanskey
    Clayton Mack
    Haydn O'Hara
    Keenan Palasia
    Gehamat Shibasaki
    Kotoni Staggs
    Steve Tatipata
    Jai Whitbread
    Brent Woolf
    Coach: Scott Tronc

    Round 1 vs Cronulla (A)
    Round 2 vs Cowboys (H)
    Round 3 vs Storm (A)
    Round 4 vs Raiders (H)
    Round 5 vs Bulldogs (A)
    Round 6 vs Roosters (H)
    Round 7 vs Titans (H)
    Round 8 vs Rabbitohs (A)
    Round 9 vs Panthers (H)
    Round 10 vs Sea Eagles (A)
    Round 11 vs Tigers (H)
    Round 12 vs Warriors (A)
    Round 13 vs Roosters (A)
    Round 14 vs Rabbitohs (H)
    Round 15 Bye
    Round 16 vs Raiders (A)
    Round 17 vs Storm (H)
    Round 18 Bye
    Round 19 vs Knights (A)
    Round 20 vs Bulldogs (H)
    Round 21 vs Eels (A)
    Round 22 vs Titans (A)
    Round 23 vs Sharks (H)
    Round 24 vs Dragons (H)
    Round 25 vs Eels (H)
    Round 26 vs Cowboys (A)
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  2. Mitchell_Broncos

    Mitchell_Broncos NRL Player

    u reckon this is where Payne Haas will be next season?
  3. Dash

    Dash NRL Player

    Is there even 20s next year?
  4. sus

    sus QCup Player

    yeah wasnt it canned for next year or 2018? state cups and reserve grade better funded isnt it?

    hard to justify putting a heap of effort in for 1 more year..

    but better off playing against hardened packs (& returned released crims etc..) anyways

    will suck not to see all the younger crew all at the same place but
  5. Danoz Direct

    Danoz Direct NRL Captain

    There is 20's next year I'm pretty sure.
  6. Yeah, it'll continue in 2017 because the NRL is such an amateur outfit they couldn't organise a reserve grade comp in time despite having two years notice.
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  7. Dash

    Dash NRL Player

    Just did some research and that was exactly it. They decided this 2 years ago and couldn't organise it in time. Despite the 2 comps already existing. There was literally nothing to change.
  8. talanoa

    talanoa NRL Player

    the 20's is still a jumbled mess but all reports are that it will go - eventually.
    here is a name to remember though even if the 20's do or dont disappear, he is only 16 but keep an ear to the ground for frank kuresa. kid is an athletic freak. incredible balance, speed and footwork. really good shape too. i seen hik out at a gps rugby game this year for ipswich. very impressive.
  9. Danoz Direct

    Danoz Direct NRL Captain

    What position is he? And he is definitely signed to us?
  10. 1910

    1910 State of Origin Rep

    Scott Tronc announced as coach for 2017.

    Has been great at Easts for a while.
  11. barker

    barker NYC Player

    Interesting. Was Craig Hodges sacked or is he moving elsewhere?
  12. Danoz Direct

    Danoz Direct NRL Captain

    Does anyone know when the 20's squad is announced? [MENTION=8272]1910[/MENTION]?
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016
  13. Danoz Direct

    Danoz Direct NRL Captain

    Anyone seen Gerome Burns play? I hear he is highly rated, but I haven't seen him play.
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  14. Kyall

    Kyall NRL Player

    Haven't seen gerome play and frank kuresa is signed with us he's a winger a sprinter
  15. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay QCup Player

    TV contract could have something to do with it as well.
  16. Mitchell_Broncos

    Mitchell_Broncos NRL Player

    Justin Hodges is going to be the Assistant coach for the u20s so that will help them I reckon
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  17. Sirlee oldman

    Sirlee oldman QCup Player

    It really is a shame that they didn't get the reserve grade competition up and running this year.

    It would be well worth getting to games early to watch a team with Marshall, Pearson, Opacic, Moga, Dodds, Joe/Ese'ese, Sua, Fai, Funakis, Boyce and a sprinkling of our best young kids in it.

    Not only would it be a better standard of football than the u/20s but it would also make it easier for fans to keep track of which players are really knocking on the door of 1st grade.
  18. johnny plath

    johnny plath NYC Player

    Sure reserve grade sounds nice, but I think its short sighted by the NRL or whoever drove the culling of the NYC. People seem to forget that its a development comp, so it will have its floors, but the reality is that a lot of players in this age group aren't ready straight away for the step up to play intrust cup, but they are far too good to be playing in local comps. I see the Qld based NRL under 20 teams being at a real disadvantage when it reverts to a state based under 20s comp in 2018. The player talent will be diluted so that the four QLD based NRL clubs (include storm in under 20s - sunshine coast based) will either be spread among the feeder clubs so that 4 teams are mixed through the 16 intrust clubs, or the 4 NRL clubs will play against the intrust clubs under 20s. Either way its going to be a drop in quality of opposition from NYC 20 that will surely hinder development. For all its critics, the NYC was a great under age comp, which provided a pathway for players to prepare for a professional footy environment that got them ready for State league and then NRL if they are good enough. Not sure that QRL u20 state league is going to do that.
  19. Sirlee oldman

    Sirlee oldman QCup Player

    I really do see your point and I'm not sure what the best way forward is for the development of the young guys but I spend a lot of money and effort going to all the Broncos home games and would like to see the best 2 games I can. When I go to Brisbane and pay to see a concert I don't expect the support act to be a high school talent show just because that's the best training for them.