I know they are Broncos players, but I'd be overlooking Lodge and Haas too. They are specials for at least one abysmal miss a game.
The most telling moment for me was last year where Fittler apparently wasn't going to pick Klemmer. Then the round before Origin, Gus, Johns and co were all talking aboit how he has to be in the side. In the end, he was picked.
On 100% Footy Gus is open about the fact he advises Freddy and his opinions on certain players tend to have an influence on their selections.