OFFICIAL 2024 Roster

PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2024 AND BEYOND
PLAYER20242025202620272028
Adam ReynoldsHalf20242025Coach?
Ben Te KuraProp202420252026
Billy WaltersHooker, half2024
Blake MozerHooker20242025
Brendan PiakuraSecond row2024202520262027
Corey JensenProp20242025
Corey OatesWing2024
Cory PaixHooker, half20242025
Deine MarinerCentre, wing2024202520262027
Delouise HoeterCentre, wing2024
Ezra MamHalf20242025202620272029
Fletcher BakerProp, Second Row20242025
Jaiyden HuntLock, Second Row20242025
Jesse ArtharsCentre, wing, Fullback202420252026
Jock MaddenHalf202420252026
Jordan RikiSecond row2024202520262027
Jordan PereiraWing2024
Josiah KarapiniCentre2024
Kobe HetheringtonLock20242025
Kotoni StaggsCentre20242025
Marty TaupauProp, second row, lock2024
Patrick CarriganProp, lock20242025202620272028
Payne HaasProp202420252026
Reece WalshFullback20242025
Selwyn CobboWing, centre, fullback20242025
Tristan SailorFullback, half20242025
Tyson SmoothyHooker20242025
Xavier WillisonProp20242025

DEVELOPMENT
Bailey Trew: centre
Coby Black: half
Israel Leota: wing
Josh Rogers: half


OFF CONTRACT 2025
Billy Walters
Corey Oates
Delouise Hoeter
Josiah Karapini
Jordan Pereira
Marty Taupau

STOCKS

Front Row
Carrigan, Haas, Baker, Willison, Jensen, Taupau, Te Kura

Second Row
Baker, Piakura, Riki, Taupau, Hunt

Lock
Carrigan, Hetherington, Taupau, Hunt

Hooker
Mozer, Paix, Walters

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

Fullback
Cobbo, Walsh, Arthars, Sailor

Centre
Staggs, Hoeter, Mariner, Arthars, Cobbo, Karapini

Wing
Cobbo, Oates, Arthars, Hoeter, Leota, Pereira


ETHNO MAP

QLD (18)
Ben Te Kura, Billy Walters, Blake Mozer, Brendan Piakura, Coby Black, Corey Jensen, Corey Oates, Cory Paix, Ezra Mam, Israel Leota, Jaiyden Hunt, Josh Rogers, Kobe Hetherington, Patrick Carrigan, Reece Walsh, Selwyn Cobbo, Tristan Sailor, Tyson Smoothy

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

NSW (5)
Adam Reynolds, Fletcher Baker, 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 (3)
Jesse Arthars, Payne Haas, Marty Taupau

Cook Islands (2)
Brendan Piakura, Xavier Willison
 
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Kurt Capewell:

“Definitely no bad blood. I love the club and have had a great time since I’ve been here. I still love everyone here as well. Luckily I’ve got the opportunity to go to the Warriors for the next three years. It was an opportunity too good to pass up. I’m just grateful for the time I’ve spent here and for the Warriors and the offer they’ve made me.”​
“I’m very proud of the Broncos rise and they’ve got a lot left in the tank too. They’re going to be a powerhouse for the next few years. The Warriors are a powerhouse also with the team they’re putting together. I definitely think we’ll be giving the competition a shake next year. Webster is a massive reason I’m going there. He’s a great bloke and I really get on with him, on a personal level as well. It’s tough to be leaving but exciting as well.”​
We’ve got new info regarding great bloke / good coach rankings

Kev
Great bloke ✅
Good coach❌

Webster:
Great bloke ✅
Good coach ❔
 
Fair points, except Penrith losing Crichton and Leniu is also pretty big, especially Crichton. Melbourne hasn't improved either and Newcastle losing Young is massive. That said, us and Penrith were so far out ahead of everyone else this year, I just think we've both come back to the field a bit, so we still look strong.

Us as fans will just need to be patient as the new combos gel and we should expect a slow start to the season and I am more than ok with that. Of course, we may well come out breathing fire and burn out in the back end of the season like we did in 2016 but I hope we don't.

This side still has a good balance and guns everywhere:

1. Walsh (superstar but still somewhat inexperienced)
2. Arthars / Oates (either way we get a player with over 50 games experience and a mature head)
3. Staggs (he is experienced now and has become a bit of a leader)
4. Cobbo (inexperienced for the position but a regular first grader now and could be a genuine superstar at centre but if he stays wing, he is already a superstar there anyway)
5. Mariner (very inexperienced and will likely have some ups and downs but man, this kid has the world at his feet, I suspect he'll hit the ground running)
6. Mam (has one of the highest footy IQs I've seen for his age but is inexperienced, is coming off a best on ground GF, this bodes well)
7. Reynolds (he is the glue that will need to hold this side together, has a poor GF to get redemption on)
8. Willison/Baker/Jensen (this position is the big unknown and of the three options here, we have a potential wrecking ball that could be better than Flegs but is still raw and injury prone, a young guy in his sweet spot to arrive coming from another club with something to prove, a journeyman who is better than he gets credit for)
9. Walters (really arrived this season and is an older, mature head that will need to take on a bit of the leadership void left by Capes)
10. Haas (he is the best player in the world along with Cleary, he has played over 100 games now and is a leader on field, he has shown the ability to step up finally when the pressure is on, he'll take on some of the leadership now)
11. Piakura (let's be honest, the pressure is on this kid now because he has been given a massive vote of confidence and goodness me the talent is all there but can he do it week in, week out at this stage of his career? He is going to have to if we are going to do anything in 2024 and that is a lot of pressure on his young shoulders. He could be an absolute freak though as he offers something at second row we haven't had in years with his combo of speed, evasiveness, line running and hard hitting)
12. Riki (He is an absolute banker it would not surprise one bit if he effectively becomes vice captain when Carrigan eventually takes the reigns, he is a regular first grader now who is getting better and better, is already a leader and will only get better, is the heartbeat of the team)
13. Carrigan (Is already a leader, is experienced, is mature and arguably the best player in his position in the comp, he will fill a massive bit of the leadership hole left by Capes)

Then, around the squad we still have the likes of Hoeter, Perera, Taupau, etc. We might dip a bit in '24 (I'm not convinced we will) but we are set for a sustained period of contending.
And Hetherington.
 
Boy I hate the salary cap. I look at capewell and think that he is a bronco. QLD bloke who plays hard and works hard. This is such a shame and will leave a bitter taste in my mouth if piakura gets injured early next season.

Capewells defence was average at times but I think his loss will be the biggest felt by our squad. I don't know any other team that has lost 3 starters and 4 top 17 players in one season...

I hope Mam and Walsh know what has been sacrificed to give them their pay day and put pen to paper in the next few weeks.
 
Dad's Army:

33: Marty Taupau, Adam Reynolds
30: Jordan Pereira, Corey Oates
29: Billy Walters, Corey Jensen, Delouise Hoeter
 
Yeah I'm starting to feel as though he's holding the club to ransom a bit now. I really, really hope that's not the case. I was OK before over the Christmas period with players on leave etc but everyone's back now.

The more we spend on the special players, the less we have to put great part-players around them. I love the bloke...but while he had a breakout year, and the game of his life in the GF, he's still a kid with a lot to learn and if we want to be successful as a club, both he and the club need to understand that.

Walsh is in the same boat too but is infinitely more important to the team at this stage than Mam, IMO.

The successful clubs pay on current performance, not potential if the players keep developing. Like Wayne always said to these young blokes, keep improving and the pay day will come, but it's not his time yet. Unfortunately with the amount of clubs willing to throw big bucks around, we're not going to be able to match that. But what's the price of leaving your mates, this forward pack, and a club which is set up for a period of sustained success...?

Hopefully it's all sweet, but the longer it goes the more uncomfortable I get. I don't like it.
 
Yeah I'm starting to feel as though he's holding the club to ransom a bit now. I really, really hope that's not the case. I was OK before over the Christmas period with players on leave etc but everyone's back now.

The more we spend on the special players, the less we have to put great part-players around them. I love the bloke...but while he had a breakout year, and the game of his life in the GF, he's still a kid with a lot to learn and if we want to be successful as a club, both he and the club need to understand that.

Walsh is in the same boat too but is infinitely more important to the team at this stage than Mam, IMO.

The successful clubs pay on current performance, not potential if the players keep developing. Like Wayne always said to these young blokes, keep improving and the pay day will come, but it's not his time yet. Unfortunately with the amount of clubs willing to throw big bucks around, we're not going to be able to match that. But what's the price of leaving your mates, this forward pack, and a club which is set up for a period of sustained success...?

Hopefully it's all sweet, but the longer it goes the more uncomfortable I get. I don't like it.

The problem with Mam is his first contract was low which was fair he was at the end of his first year of Cup in 21 and hadn't played NRL yet.

But you only get one shot at a low contract and then market value kicks in. The increase looks massive but really a starting NRL 6 should be on 700k.
 

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