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Broncos have a recruitment retention committee- White, Nolan and Lockyer. Obviously Seibold would be privy to conversations and thinking. He has to manage his 36 spots and who is off contract and available and thinking long term.

It's like at home, you have some clue what you can afford and not afford, who you want and don't want but your wife knows what you have down to the last cent and can say you can't have it for that price.
 
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Kyall

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Paid. Paid. Unless you're talking about sealing the cracks in the deck of a ship or the seams don't use payed !!! I can tell you WB wasn't in on it. It's just that he probably was but that cannot stop me telling you he wasn't.
Come on man instead of following on with the topic at hand only you would rather attack people over a spelling error.
 

upthebroncs

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Broncos have a recruitment retention committee- White, Nolan and Lockyer. Obviously Seibold would be privy to conversations and thinking. He has to manage his 36 spots and who is off contract and available and thinking long term.

It's like at home, you have some clue what you can afford and not afford, who you want and don't want but your wife knows what you have down to the last cent and can say you can't have it for that price.
Lockyer definitely had a say in the recruitment of Jack Bird.

I'd actually prefer him not to be in control of anything. Great player, but I don't trust his judgement all that much.

He'd be better used as a halves coach or an assistant coach
 
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Jedhead

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Lockyer definitely had a say in the recruitment of Jack Bird.

I'd actually prefer him not to be in control of anything. Great player, but I don't trust his judgement all that much.

He'd be better used as a halves coach or an assistant coach
I think you might be being a bit harsh on Locky. If you watch the games he comments on invariably what he stays is pretty insightful and astute. His interview technique is shocking but it has improved from downright cringe worthy, but his reading of a game and the input he has is far more constructive than most of the serial whingers ch9 employ. Furthermore, He takes great care to try and remain as unbiased as possible, which I consider as great judgement.
 

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I think players coming to the club for "unders" was a little overblown. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say they might see a cut today, with a larger slice tomorrow for the sake of a successful team, but I doubt they'd stay for less full stop. Lodge, Roberts and Benji are the obvious exceptions.
Even a player like tpj might take a little under marker expectations, knowing a successful, high profile club will lead to a bigger pay out later, either at this club or another.
The thing is, it's only true of players on the cusp of their 1st grade careers and not established NRL players.
The other thing, is for that sacrifice there is an expectation of reward down the track. Thaiday's last season may have been as much an example to younger players of "loyalty" working both ways. It says "you do right by us, we'll do right for you" (note: only a few players can expect that, and they are also the same players being used as the "face" of the club),so it feeds into itself, with a player "brand".
Whether this continues under the new regime will be anyone's guess, but I see no reason for it to change. Whether the same players will see out their time as the "face" of our club will be interesting, and a couple of regulars going missing from promotions would be telling.
The exception to all this is Haas. He seems to have managed to convince the powers that be that he has what it takes to be something "special", and that at a team where the likes of future origin stars are the expectation. I've heard the stories and he looked good in his limited time but for what he's been paid, there must be the possibility of a future "immortal" in him for some. It is an interesting time to be a supporter for sure.
There have been lots of instances when either players stayed or decided to come for lots less than other clubs would offer. It makes sense, mostly because of the increased chance of finals footy, more tv exposure, and better chance of playing rep footy. It is a professional game and playing have to set up their family, but other things should be considered, if you are smart.
 

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Strike forward David Fifita waiting in wings for Broncos chance

FEBRUARY 08, 2019
One of Brisbane’s strengths under Anthony Seibold will be the depth they enjoy in the forward pack with exciting backrower David Fifita admitting he’s still down the pecking order.
Fifita made his NRL debut midway through last season and his impact was immediate as he looked right at home in the second-row at just 18.
The first player born in the 2000s to play NRL is good enough to start in the big league but he’s also stuck behind veterans Alex Glenn and Matt Gillett while fellow young gun Jaydn Su’A is also in the mix.
Fifita’s best chance of adding to his 11 first grade games is by securing a bench spot.
“Alex Glenn and that are still in front of me but all I can do is what I can do, keep training hard and be in the team. I need to learn off them,” Fifita said.

David Fifita is good enough to start in the NRL for the Broncos. Picture: Getty Images
“For myself it’s just the simple things — running the right lines, early touches, no dropped balls, that kind of stuff.”
A strike forward with serious pace and a gifted defender, Fifita said he and Seibold had some discussions about a potential move to the middle in order to secure more game time but confirmed things were far from set in stone.
“I’m not too sure, we’ll have to see how Seibs wants it to play out,” Fifita said.
“He spoke to me about it but not too much, I’m not too sure.
“Seibs likes working on everything with everyone, especially with the younger boys, their weaknesses and what they need to work and improve on.”
Fifita will start in the back row for the Indigenous All Stars against the Māori All Stars on Friday night at AAMI Park.
Source: Courier Mail.

Gotta make room for him somewhere
 

Stu_9

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Source: Courier Mail.

Gotta make room for him somewhere
Agreed. Fifita is the one that I really, really hope we do not loose. If TPJ wants out post 2019, let him walk so that we can extend the likes of Fifita and Su’a long term. In saying that, I obviously also want TPJ to stay, but if Fifita hits the open market (I think that’s at the end of this season) I can only imagine the massive $$ that will be thrown his way..
 

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Source: Courier Mail.

Gotta make room for him somewhere
I'm with you might be a big ask to use him as a middle forward so young, but what an expereince for him. They say the best ship's captains dont learn to sail on a calm lake. So long as he is not left there for too long it might be good for his confidence if it works out. I'm sure he's big enough to handle himself if looked after by either Joffa or Lodgey.
 

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I just really want to see some wrestling or control in our tackles. WB never liked it but it’s part of the modern game.
 

Wild Horse

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Yo boys,

is the trial game this weekend?

where can I watch a live stream of it?

Any ideas on our 17 line up?

cheers.
 

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Trial against Souths Logan this Saturday 6pm at Warwick, not sure if there will be a live stream and no word on a lineup.
Named today- Dearden is playing and as many train and trial guys as they can.
 
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They said it on the radio early this morning. The Dearden thing. Turns 18 in March.
 

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FIVE players with NRL experience will spearhead the NRMA Insurance Broncos In their first trial outing of the 2019 season.
The Broncos have this morning released a 23-man squad for Saturday’s hit-out against the Souths Logan Magpies in the Darling Downs town of Warwick.
Forward Patrick Mago, who played 12 matches for the Broncos last year, will provide experience for a young Brisbane squad.
Hooker Jake Turpin, who made two NRL appearances in 2018, will start at dummy half.
Centre Gehamat Shibasaki and prop Payne Haas, who both made their NRL debuts last year, will also start in the match at Father Ranger Oval.
Shibasaki played his lone NRL game against the Cowboys last year, while Haas played just twice before a shoulder injury ruined his season.
Richie Kennar, who has played top-grade rugby league for both the Storm and Rabbitohs, has been named on the wing.
But there will also be a host of future NRL talent on display at Warwick.
Former NSW under-20s half Troy Dargan will partner Australian Schoolboys halfback Tom Dearden in the halves, with Tanah Boyd and Cory Paix to get their chance in those positions from the bench.
Youngsters Thomas Flegler and Patrick Carrigan will start in the middle, while English forward Andrew Savelio will partner Jamil Hopoate in the second row.
Teenage trio Ed Burns, Tesi Niu and Herbie Farnworth make up the starting backline.
The side will be coached on the night by Kurt Richards, one of the assistants to Broncos’ head coach Anthony Seibold.
BRONCOS' NRL TEAM
to play Souths Logan Magpies
Saturday, February 16 at 6pm
At Father Ranger Oval, Warwick
19. Tesi Niu
2. Richie Kennar
3. Gehamat Shibasaki
4. Ed Burns
1. Herbie Farnworth
6. Troy Dargan
20. Tom Dearden
8. Payne Haas
9. Jake Turpin
10. Thomas Flegler
11. Andre Savelio
12. Jamil Hopoate
13. Patrick Carrigan
Interchange:
14. Kobe Hetherington
15. Keenan Palasia
16. Jordan Grant
17. Patrick Mago
18. Ethan Bullemor
7. Tanah Boyd
21. Cory Paix
22. Xavier Coates
23. Ilikena Vudogo
 

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19. Tesi Niu
2. Richie Kennar
3. Gehamat Shibasaki
4. Ed Burns
1. Herbie Farnworth
6. Troy Dargan
20. Tom Dearden
8. Payne Haas
9. Jake Turpin
10. Thomas Flegler
11. Andre Savelio
12. Jamil Hopoate
13. Patrick Carrigan
Interchange:
14. Kobe Hetherington
15. Keenan Palasia
16. Jordan Grant
17. Patrick Mago
18. Ethan Bullemor
7. Tanah Boyd
21. Cory Paix
22. Xavier Coates
23. Ilikena Vudogo

That's a decent line up considering how many actual first graders there are in it. Kennar, Mago, Turpin, Shibasaki and Haas are the only ones to play an NRL game I think
 
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