2023 Official Roster (and Rumour) Tracker

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RUMOURS [STATUS]

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Riccio: Broncos sign Jaiyden Hunt on two year deal.
@1910 : Josh Rogers development deal extended/renewed.
Badel: Walsh to be offered an upgraded, extended contract (2027+) with substantial pay rise.
Badel: Mam to be offered an upgraded, extended contract (2027+) with substantial pay rise.
Badel, Read: Reynolds WILL sign a 1 year extension to 2025 at season end.
Read, Dobbo: Oates to Newcastle unless Broncos raise offer. [BUSTED. Oates says will take pay cut.]

DEAD
Badel: Madden offered a 2 year extension to 2026. [CONFIRMED]
Badel, Meyn: Reynolds seeking an extension until 2025. [CONFIRMED]
Badel, Read, Meyn: Ikin has applied to quit Broncos and head up QRL. Made final four candidates. [GONE]
Carayannis, Read: Fletcher Baker to sign for 2024/2025. [CONFIRMED]
@007 : Haas deal good as done. Heard it in a cafe. [EXPIRED]
@007 : Ben Hunt on market for 2 year minimum contract @ $800K per year. Trust me. [CONFIRMED]
@007 : Ben Hunt wants to join Roosters, but Dragons are blocking him joining a Sydney club. [BUSTED]
Badel, etc: Ben Hunt asked to join Broncos immediately, then Titans next season. [CONFIRMED, BUT REFUSED BY DRAGONS]
Badel: club has opened talks with Haas. [CONFIRMED BY AGENT]
Dobbo: Arthars, Mariner and Haas to extend. [FIRST 2 CORRECT. 3RD EXPIRED]
@McHunt : Walker is unhappy at the Roosters. Made up. [CONFIRMED]
@1910 : Quai Ward to Bulldogs immediately. [GONE]

PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2023 AND BEYOND: 28/30 FILLED
PLAYER202320242025
Adam ReynoldsHalf20232024
Billy WaltersHooker, half20232024
Blake MozerHooker202320242025
Brendan PiakuraSecond row20232024
Corey JensenProp202320242025
Corey OatesWing2023POPO
Cory PaixHooker, half202320242025
Deine MarinerCentre, wing20232024Until 2027
Delouise HoeterCentre, wing20232024
Ethan Quai-WardCentre, wingBulldogs
Ezra MamHalf20232024
Fletcher BakerProp, Second Row20242025
Herbie FarnworthCentre, wing2023Sea World
Jesse ArtharsCentre, wing, Fullback20232024Until 2026
Jock MaddenHalf20232024
Jordan RikiSecond row20232024
Jordan PereiraWing2023
Keenan PalasiaSecond row2023Titans
Kobe HetheringtonLock202320242025
Kotoni StaggsCentre202320242025
Kurt CapewellSecond row20232024
Logan BaylissProp2023
Marty TaupauProp, second row, lock20232024
Patrick CarriganProp, lock20232024Until 2028
Payne HaasProp20232024Until 2026
Reece WalshFullback202320242025
Selwyn CobboWing, centre, fullback202320242025
Thomas FleglerProp2023Sea World
Tristan SailorFullback, half202320242025
Xavier WillisonProp202320242025

DEVELOPMENT
Brendan Frei: second row
Josh Rogers: half [Renewed]
Tristan Sailor: fullback, halves
Tyson Smoothy: hooker

OFF CONTRACT 2024
Jordan Pereira
Logan Bayliss
Tyson Smoothy


STOCKS

Front Row
Carrigan, Flegler, Haas, Willison, Jensen, Bayliss, Palasia, Taupau

Second Row
Piakura, Riki, Capewell, Frei, Palasia, Taupau

Lock
Carrigan, Hetherington, Flegler, Taupau

Hooker
Mozer, Paix, Walters, Smoothy

Half
Reynolds, Mam, Walters, Paix, Madden, Rogers, Sailor

Fullback
Cobbo, Walsh, Arthars, Sailor

Centre
Farnworth, Staggs, Hoeter, Mariner, Arthars, Cobbo, Capewell

Wing
Cobbo, Oates, Arthars, Hoeter, Farnworth, Pereira


ETHNO MAP

QLD (19)
Billy Walters, Blake Mozer, Brendan Piakura, Brendan Frei, Corey Jensen, Corey Oates, Cory Paix, Ezra Mam, Josh Rogers, Keenan Palasia, Kobe Hetherington, Kurt Capewell, Logan Bayliss, Patrick Carrigan, Reece Walsh, Selwyn Cobbo, Tristan Sailor, Thomas Flegler, Tyson Smoothy

NZ (7)
Deine Mariner, Brendan Piakura, Jesse Arthars, Jordan Riki, Jordan Pereira, Marty Taupau, Xavier Willison

NSW (3)
Adam Reynolds, Jock Madden, Kotoni Staggs, Payne Haas

Indigenous (5)
Ezra Mam, Jordan Riki, Kotoni Staggs, Reece Walsh, Selwyn Cobbo

Tonga (2)
Delouise Hoeter, Kotoni Staggs

Samoa (4)
Keenan Palasia, Jordan Pereira, Payne Haas, Marty Taupau

Cook Islands (2)
Brendan Piakura, Xavier Willison

England (1)
Herbie Farnworth
 
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Where did Ben Marschke play this year? I could only find info on 2021
 
Where did Ben Marschke play this year? I could only find info on 2021

Hooker at Bears.

These are some of his stats for 2022.

3 tries
14 try assists
3 line breaks
1 forced drop out
687 running metres
804 tackles 103 missed
 
How many games ?

Forgot to put that part. 23 games, 18 starting and 5 from the bench. He played the last 5 games from the bench so maybe that says something.
 
Forgot to put that part. 23 games, 18 starting and 5 from the bench. He played the last 5 games from the bench so maybe that says something.
I feel like teams are starting to put their "better" hooker on the bench now unless they can play 80mins... if they're starting but can't play 80 then they need to be subbed off and then subbed back on to finish the game.

If you start them from the bench then it's one sub to get them on at an opportune time at which point they can close out the game.

- Our best games this year had Billy starting and Paix from the bench to finish out the game.
- Last year storm started Harry from the bench and started with BSmith
- Raiders start with Woolford and bring Starling from the bench
- At times Panthers have started Kenny to bring Api off the bench
- Rorters start with Verrals and bring Watson off the bench

If you're best hooker can play 60+ mins comfortably, then they should start, but if they can only get through 40-50mins, then I think teams are looking to start them from the bench.
 
Tyrone Roberts is he not signed for next year?
 
Here is what Oates says about the 1 year contract extension:

“You always like a longer deal, but the one year is what it is and we will go from there,” Oates said.

“I have done two or three one-year deals in the past and they have never gone against me. I just wanted to get the deal done and I can now focus on football next season.

“I have backed myself a few times now, so why not keep doing it?

“It seems to keep working for me, so I will back myself and see what I can do.”
 
Here is what Oates says about the 1 year contract extension:

“You always like a longer deal, but the one year is what it is and we will go from there,” Oates said.

“I have done two or three one-year deals in the past and they have never gone against me. I just wanted to get the deal done and I can now focus on football next season.

“I have backed myself a few times now, so why not keep doing it?

“It seems to keep working for me, so I will back myself and see what I can do.”
Great attitude
 
Here is what Oates says about the 1 year contract extension:

“You always like a longer deal, but the one year is what it is and we will go from there,” Oates said.

“I have done two or three one-year deals in the past and they have never gone against me. I just wanted to get the deal done and I can now focus on football next season.

“I have backed myself a few times now, so why not keep doing it?

“It seems to keep working for me, so I will back myself and see what I can do.”
What would be working against him would be that formidable adversary... time..

Over the age of 30 I think 1 yr contract extensions are the best idea for a club, unless you are dealing with an exception... Reynolds as a key spine signing was an exception.

Far out... Oates will only be 28 next season, seems like he's been around forever, still... speed isn't increasing at that age for a winger.
 
Does anyone remember that brief period last year against the tigers when it was being reported Oatesy had a compound fracture of his femur? **** that was a rough couple of hours. Turned out he just got a gash by a boot or something?

Im glad the big fella is sticking around
 


I like this signing ... gives us some quality depth in the halves.

I actually thought we should try to sign him earlier in the year, but doubted it would happen, because all the talk was he was going to leave the Tigers because he was behind Brooks.

IMO, him coming to us to be stuck behind Mam and ARey, shows he is thinking about the long term. being mentored by ARey and positioning himself to take over from him in a couple of years. (he'll only be 24 when ARey is off contract)
 

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