2019 Broncos Line-up

Marty Deutschmann

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Could be a good way to start the year. Solves a problem or two with what to do with Glenn. Also tightens the middle up with Gillo's D.

I'm aware only now how that sounds

But I'm all for it. Gives our most experienced a run while keeping strike off the bench. Each of those off the bench are attacking weapons
 

Alec

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I'm a big fan of Fifita starting.

I can see why we'd go this way though, the impact of Haas & TPJ off the bench will be huge, I did throw up the idea of Gillett at Lock last season, he essentially plays like one now days anyway, making 45 tackles a game. Think of him as a younger, better version of Fensom.
But he's actually a few months older.
 
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If this is truly the team I can see good and bad points to it...

Bad
1. gilletts edge defence protecting nikorima. The edge is where teams are most vulnerable unless there is poor effort in the middle.
2. We may lose tpj from this. He seems to have a fairly large ego, and a "demotion" to the bench may be enough to push him to souths

Good:
1. You pick your best 17 and find a way to put them into the 17. 2-3 2nd rowers on the bench and 1 3 game nrl experienced prop was RIDICULOUS, but this team finds a way to put them in but still have a good rotation
2. Gilletts defence in the middle may be awesome!
3. Tpj off the bench is unreal, and in general is a high impact bench with the ability to change any game situation with or without injury. Massive game changing impact on the bench

Overall, I think it will be good BUT it's a wait and see situation. Also, if tpj will leave the broncos over being benched then he ain't a player to build our future on with that attitude. I think it's good if seibold will try this, I also think it's great him trying new things. If 1/100 work, WHO CARES, we are still better off for trying And we haven't won a premiership in 13 years by not trying all these new things.
 
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Alec

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Maybe it's just to get some simple game time into Gillett during the trials. Get him in the middle, make some simple tackles, some simple runs, play 20-40 mins and not worry about the more technical stuff.
 

Gaz

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Come on guys, I would think they put this up for fan day. Not much else. Don’t get too carried away.
 

big k

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Maybe it's based on training to get the guys firing, like with the jersey for the best trainers. To early to read anything in to it
 

Battler

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If this is truly the team I can see good and bad points to it...

Bad

2. We may lose tpj from this. He seems to have a fairly large ego, and a "demotion" to the bench may be enough to push him to souths
How can Souths afford him when they're apparently trying to flick arguably their best forward in G.Burgess? If Bennett pays 250-500k more for TPJ (GBurgess wants 500 apparently, or at least that's what the Eels offer him) then that makes me even happier that he's not head coach here.
 

Stix

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How can Souths afford him when they're apparently trying to flick arguably their best forward in G.Burgess? If Bennett pays 250-500k more for TPJ (GBurgess wants 500 apparently, or at least that's what the Eels offer him) then that makes me even happier that he's not head coach here.
I reckon it's the Roosters we should be concerned about. They'll be making a big play for him no doubt about it.
 

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