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 (5)
Keenan Palasia, Jesse Arthars, Jordan Pereira, Payne Haas, Marty Taupau

Cook Islands (2)
Brendan Piakura, Xavier Willison

England (1)
Herbie Farnworth
 
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Because he was 19th man and taken to Sydney... may as well have him sitting in the box with the other broncos people that travelled.

Like you've said we have no injured players... so who else would've travelled that he can sit with them in the crowd?

Norths not playing so he's not missing anything, KW thought a chance for him to have a trip.
 
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1910

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Willison, he's had one big game since coming back from injury. I'm a big fan of Willison though

He's deceptive too, he takes a lot of runs that only result in 8m so won't ever show up on stats but he gets a great play the ball and Norths attack on that and score.
 
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He's deceptive too, he takes a lot of runs that only result in 8m so won't ever show up on stats but he gets a great play the ball and Norths attack on that and score.

Do you think he is trending a direction where he could consistently come off the bench next year and give us good minutes? Or will he need more time cup before being in the NRL side consistently?
 
Swordfish

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There was Shalom Ofufu guy from Vic who played in the trails and was impressive. I can’t seem to find any news about him since then. Is he affiliated to any of our feeder clubs? Can someone share info around him?
 
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There was Shalom Ofufu guy from Vic who played in the trails and was impressive. I can’t seem to find any news about him since then. Is he affiliated to any of our feeder clubs? Can someone share info around him?

Played one game for Wynnum Manly and they was it. Not sure why, maybe just can't make the team.
 
Big Del

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Walters asked if Reynolds will retire next year:

“No. He will be here longer than me I reckon. We have seen some great signs from him this year, particularly the last couple of weeks. He just knows how to get the boys around the park. He is enjoying himself and he is tackling well for the first time in his career. It is great he is playing against his former club. I remember way back when I changed clubs from Canberra to the Broncos. You want to win and show everyone you are the player you are.”​
“We went after Adam hard because we needed his experience. His rugby league brains. He has been great for so many players at the club and the coaching staff as well. I’m not so much surprised that Souths let him go, but we went down there to get him and we got him.”​

Solly:

“The uncertainty around our cap position and Adam’s understandable desire for financial security for his family, it was just a matter of timing. We were really clear at the time to Reynolds that our challenge was our salary-cap position for 2023. No-one knew what the salary cap figure was going to be for 2023 until Christmas 2022 - 18 months before we were negotiating with Adam in early 2021. Adam is playing really well and we are happy for what he has done at the Broncos. Lachlan has also established himself as a first-grader with a really bright future. Both players have done a great job.”​

The way Nicho and Kaylin got around him on the outside the last few weeks has to be concerning though . Laterally those guys are much quicker .

That is now the obvious channel to attack .
 
Cult

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The way Nicho and Kaylin got around him on the outside the last few weeks has to be concerning though . Laterally those guys are much quicker .

That is now the obvious channel to attack .
It really isn't concerning that two really quick players beat a fullback one on one. If you've ever defended at the back, or even watched a lot of those exact situations you'd realise that the attacking player more often than not beats the defender. At best, the fullback would slow them down so the defensive line gets back and stops it.
 
Big Del

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It really isn't concerning that two really quick players beat a fullback one on one. If you've ever defended at the back, or even watched a lot of those exact situations you'd realise that the attacking player more often than not beats the defender. At best, the fullback would slow them down so the defensive line gets back and stops it.

Nah Coach ...

Walters asked if Reynolds will retire next year:

I was talking about the channel between Captn Coach Reynolds and Riki .
Not Recce Walsh bro .

Kaylyn and Nicho had supports on both sides of them that kept Reynolds guessing / stationary then beat him for speed on the outside .

And not necessarily the attacker beats the full back one on one . I`d say its more often the #1 makes the tackle if there is no supports to make the decision of who to take more complicated .
 
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Nah Coach ...

I was talking about the channel between Captn coach Reynolds and Riki .
Not Recce Walsh bro .

Kaylyn and Nicho had supports on both sides of them that kept Reynolds guessing / stationary then beat him for speed on the outside .

And not necessarily the attacker beats the full back one on one . I`d say its more often the #1 makes the tackle if there is no supports to make the decision of who to take more complicated .
My bad, misread.

Not with that much space. Good luck catching anyone other than a forward with that much
 
Big Del

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My bad, misread.

Not with that much space. Good luck catching anyone other than a forward with that much

The great #1s would herd the attacker to one side of the field then use the side line as their friend .

Only Darius and Teddy gey stepped in that situation .
 

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