OFFICIAL 2023 Roster & Rumour Tracker

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RUMOURS (STATUS)

Daejarn Asi: rumoured train & trial. (source: The League Scene) (TO EELS)
Steve Kearney (coach): offered assistant coach. (source: Badel) (APPEARS TO HAVE SAID NO)
Herbie Farnworth (2024): agreed to extend and upgrade until at least end 2025 (source: Badel ) (FRESH)
Tesi Niu: permitted to talk to other clubs (source: Rothfield, Dobbo) (TO DOLPHINS)
Karl Oloapu: wants to join Dolphins for more money. (source: Mole) (EARLY RELEASE TO BULLDOGS)
Deine Mariner: wants to join Dolphins for more money. (source: Badel) (REFUSED)
Keenan Palasia: release to join Titans immediately (source: Badel interview) (REFUSED, TO TITANS 2024)

PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2023 AND BEYOND
PLAYER202320242025
Adam ReynoldsHalf20232024
Billy WaltersHooker, half20232024
Blake MozerHooker202320242025
Brendan PiakuraSecond row20232024
Corey JensenProp2023
Corey OatesWing2023
Cory PaixHooker, half202320242025
Deine MarinerCentre, wing20232024
Delouise HoeterCentre, wing20232024
Ethan Quai-WardCentre, wing2023
Ezra MamHalf20232024
Herbie FarnworthCentre, wing, fullback2023
Jesse ArtharsCentre, wing2023
Jock MaddenHalf20232024
Jordan RikiSecond row20232024
Jordan PereiraWing2023
Keenan PalasiaSecond row2023Titans
Kobe HetheringtonLock202320242025
Kotoni StaggsCentre202320242025
Kurt CapewellSecond row20232024
Logan BaylissProp2023
Marty TaupauProp2023
Patrick CarriganProp, lock20232024
Payne HaasProp20232024
Reece WalshFullback202320242025
Selwyn CobboWing, centre, fullback202320242025
TC Robati (stood down)Second row20232024
Thomas FleglerProp2023
Xavier WillisonSecond row202320242025

TRAIN & TRIAL
Max Plath: utility
Tristan Sailor: utility
Jayden Morgan: prop
Liam Horne: hooker, lock
Will Samuel: prop
Shalom O'Ofou: back row
John Radel: prop
Jack Ahearn: fullback
Tyler Coburn: lock
Jack Campagnolo: half


DEVELOPMENT
Ben Te Kura: prop, second row
Josh Rogers: half
Tomasi Seru: fullback
Tyson Smoothy: hooker

OFF CONTRACT 2024
Corey Jensen
Corey Oates
Ethan Quai-Ward
Herbie Farnworth
Jesse Arthars
Jordan Pereira
Logan Bayliss
Marty Taupau
Thomas Flegler
Tyson Smoothy


STOCKS

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

Second Row
Piakura, Riki, Capewell, Robati, Palasia

Lock
Carrigan, Hetherington, Flegler, Robati

Hooker
Paix, Smoothy, Walters, Hetherington, Mozer

Half
Reynolds, Mam, Walters, Paix, Madden

Fullback
Farnworth, Cobbo, Walsh

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

Wing
Cobbo, Oates, Hoeter, Farnworth, Pereira, Quai-Ward


ETHNO MAP

QLD (16)
Billy Walters, Blake Mozer, Brendan Piakura, Corey Jensen, Corey Oates, Cory Paix, Ezra Mam, Keenan Palasia, Kobe Hetherington, Kurt Capewell, Logan Bayliss, Patrick Carrigan, Reece Walsh, Selwyn Cobbo, Thomas Flegler, Tyson Smoothy

NZ (8)
Deine Mariner, Brendan Piakura, Jesse Arthars, Jordan Riki, Jordan Pereira, TC Robati, 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 (3)
Delouise Hoeter, Ethan Quai-Ward, 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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Foordy

Foordy

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Mar 4, 2008
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Kevvie on the Madden signing:

“Jock is a great signing for our NRL squad, he is a talented young player who has some NRL experience and knows what it takes to train and play at the top level.

“He’s a good developing half with plenty of skill and vision in his passing, running and kicking games and gives us some really nice depth in the halves, and we saw some of that on display at Suncorp earlier this season.

“We are looking forward to Jock joining us for preseason in November as we build into a big 2023.”
 
Xzei

Xzei

NRL Captain
Mar 13, 2017
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Someone made the comment that could it be possible we see madden at 14 paix at 9 next year?
 
Fitzy

Fitzy

NRL Player
Sep 10, 2018
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I don’t even think it’s a great idea. We have a young bloke who realistically has committed to 2 years of being a depth player. He knows that. Why wouldn’t we use the seemingly rare chance to develop a rare commodity in a young talented half in reserve grade and get him his 10-15 games of first grade at minimum off Reyno’s inevitable injuries. Chances are Ezra will miss a few games over the coming 2 years from whatever May occur whether that be a concussion, injury, suspension, dropped. Ezra for mine won’t be halfback material in 2 years. I don’t even have that much faith he will stick loyal to us. Don’t try and turn another Half this one with some promise and potential if we play our cards right when the end goal is that he will be no better and likely worse than Billy. Yet again don’t make our team worse to suit our agenda. At the minute we don’t have better 9’s than Paix and Walters. They remain our 9 and 14 for mine.

JOCK MADDEN IS A GREAT SIGNING. Not often a depth signing can hold this much opportunity. He could turn out a complete and utter bust from when he was Aus schoolboys captain, fine so be it. At the end of the day he is a depth signing, that’s what we expect him to be, but he can be so much more and the potential to do so with 2 years of development and hopefully inheriting the halfback spot at the age of 24-25 with half a decade of development with hopefully 30+ games under his belt than YOU BEAUTY.
 
Allo

Allo

State of Origin Captain
Forum Staff
Sep 28, 2012
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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

Yeah just ended up being a huge welt with a cut but looked like a bone sticking into where it shouldn’t be and spooked everyone
 
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Johnny92

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Jul 3, 2021
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I don’t even think it’s a great idea. We have a young bloke who realistically has committed to 2 years of being a depth player. He knows that. Why wouldn’t we use the seemingly rare chance to develop a rare commodity in a young talented half in reserve grade and get him his 10-15 games of first grade at minimum off Reyno’s inevitable injuries. Chances are Ezra will miss a few games over the coming 2 years from whatever May occur whether that be a concussion, injury, suspension, dropped. Ezra for mine won’t be halfback material in 2 years. I don’t even have that much faith he will stick loyal to us. Don’t try and turn another Half this one with some promise and potential if we play our cards right when the end goal is that he will be no better and likely worse than Billy. Yet again don’t make our team worse to suit our agenda. At the minute we don’t have better 9’s than Paix and Walters. They remain our 9 and 14 for mine.

JOCK MADDEN IS A GREAT SIGNING. Not often a depth signing can hold this much opportunity. He could turn out a complete and utter bust from when he was Aus schoolboys captain, fine so be it. At the end of the day he is a depth signing, that’s what we expect him to be, but he can be so much more and the potential to do so with 2 years of development and hopefully inheriting the halfback spot at the age of 24-25 with half a decade of development with hopefully 30+ games under his belt than YOU BEAUTY.
Not sure how the affiliates work but The club needs to put Mozer and Madden in the same team playing 9 and 7, if Madden is a chance of being a successor to Reynolds the combination and understnding with Mozer (if he's the future 9) needs to start now in the lower grades.
 
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1910

International Rep
Apr 14, 2013
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Not sure how the affiliates work but The club needs to put Mozer and Madden in the same team playing 9 and 7, if Madden is a chance of being a successor to Reynolds the combination and understnding with Mozer (if he's the future 9) needs to start now in the lower grades.

Issue with doing that is that Mozer finished the year in Colts and only played three ISC games. He's a chance to play Colts at times next season too. That's a negative but possible positive could be Hunt.

Norths are losing Gamble and Madden could be a great fit in there playing with Piakura on the right and he could play for the back to back premiers.

Wynnum are very good at developing players and he could play with Scarlett and Packer.
 
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nopatience101

NRL Player
Mar 4, 2008
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Issue with doing that is that Mozer finished the year in Colts and only played three ISC games. He's a chance to play Colts at times next season too. That's a negative but possible positive could be Hunt.

Norths are losing Gamble and Madden could be a great fit in there playing with Piakura on the right and he could play for the back to back premiers.

Wynnum are very good at developing players and he could play with Scarlett and Packer.
Hopefully next season will be Piakura’s year & he sees regular first grade.
 
MrMoore

MrMoore

QCup Player
Jul 27, 2011
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Never seen anyone called jock in my 40years, can't say I like it.
 
BroncsFan

BroncsFan

International Rep
Jul 28, 2016
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I have been waiting since 2019 so I’m hoping 2023 is another step forward. Definitely had his best month ever the last month.
Hoping he has a full preseason.

Is he heading to the world cup or needing surgery??

Given his NRL career has barely started at the moment it would be nice to see him pull out of the world cup and declare his intentions to focus entirely on the Broncos and making the first grade team.

Same with guys like TC, Willison, etc.

World cup is exciting and all, but they'll be playing for legit minnow teams (excluding TC) and they haven't even established themselves as NRL first graders... last thing you'd want is to pick up a major injury vs Jamaica and miss the entire preseason and/or NRL season.
 
Allo

Allo

State of Origin Captain
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Sep 28, 2012
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Hoping he has a full preseason.

Is he heading to the world cup or needing surgery??

Given his NRL career has barely started at the moment it would be nice to see him pull out of the world cup and declare his intentions to focus entirely on the Broncos and making the first grade team.

Same with guys like TC, Willison, etc.

World cup is exciting and all, but they'll be playing for legit minnow teams (excluding TC) and they haven't even established themselves as NRL first graders... last thing you'd want is to pick up a major injury vs Jamaica and miss the entire preseason and/or NRL season.

You won’t get that with the islander boys - they’ll always want to honour their heritage. Plus they won’t get to play many World Cups

Only injury and/or family member incarceration will stop them it seems.
 
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1910

International Rep
Apr 14, 2013
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Hoping he has a full preseason.

Is he heading to the world cup or needing surgery??

Given his NRL career has barely started at the moment it would be nice to see him pull out of the world cup and declare his intentions to focus entirely on the Broncos and making the first grade team.

Same with guys like TC, Willison, etc.

World cup is exciting and all, but they'll be playing for legit minnow teams (excluding TC) and they haven't even established themselves as NRL first graders... last thing you'd want is to pick up a major injury vs Jamaica and miss the entire preseason and/or NRL season.

Willison did both shoulders against the Blackhawks, his rehab will be slow.
 
McHunt

McHunt

International Rep
Aug 25, 2018
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Madden will make a fitting upgrade in Kevvie's halves cleanout: Grand Finalist and highest paid Bronco of all time Anthony Milford; Man of Steel winner Brodie Croft; and Cowboys Way Award winner, Origin winner and potential Clive Churchill medalist Tom Dearden. He will surely blossom under the mentorship of the coach's son, the proof in the pudding of Kevin Walters' coaching.
 
Xzei

Xzei

NRL Captain
Mar 13, 2017
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I don’t even think it’s a great idea. We have a young bloke who realistically has committed to 2 years of being a depth player. He knows that. Why wouldn’t we use the seemingly rare chance to develop a rare commodity in a young talented half in reserve grade and get him his 10-15 games of first grade at minimum off Reyno’s inevitable injuries. Chances are Ezra will miss a few games over the coming 2 years from whatever May occur whether that be a concussion, injury, suspension, dropped. Ezra for mine won’t be halfback material in 2 years. I don’t even have that much faith he will stick loyal to us. Don’t try and turn another Half this one with some promise and potential if we play our cards right when the end goal is that he will be no better and likely worse than Billy. Yet again don’t make our team worse to suit our agenda. At the minute we don’t have better 9’s than Paix and Walters. They remain our 9 and 14 for mine.

JOCK MADDEN IS A GREAT SIGNING. Not often a depth signing can hold this much opportunity. He could turn out a complete and utter bust from when he was Aus schoolboys captain, fine so be it. At the end of the day he is a depth signing, that’s what we expect him to be, but he can be so much more and the potential to do so with 2 years of development and hopefully inheriting the halfback spot at the age of 24-25 with half a decade of development with hopefully 30+ games under his belt than YOU BEAUTY.
Just curious any idea how much time he has spent in nsw cup?
 
Big Del

Big Del

NRL Player
Apr 22, 2017
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Madden will make a fitting upgrade in Kevvie's halves cleanout: Grand Finalist and highest paid Bronco of all time Anthony Milford; Man of Steel winner Brodie Croft; and Cowboys Way Award winner, Origin winner and potential Clive Churchill medalist Tom Dearden. He will surely blossom under the mentorship of the coach's son, the proof in the pudding of Kevin Walters' coaching.

Coach Reynolds and assistant coach K Walters will make sure Jock has a looong apprenticeship . LOL .
 

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