-NEWS- Boyd calls time on Broncos fullback career

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https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/brisbane-captain-daruis-boyd-calls-time-on-broncos-fullback-career/news-story/135ef75d2d872b305679e68dee502553?fbclid=IwAR0NyA7X6ePirQoCSurEYYQnzU51FVpmGQL7ev3-cZj1M7ICcixr1tq9PyE
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“I thought my game was good (against the Warriors last Saturday night) and I think I can build on that.”

“Defending is one of my strong suits, so I think I can build on that performance.
Yes, all the link did for me was take me to where I pay and that's not happening!
 

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So...he has retired from fullback?
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I read the first part of the headline and just about jumped out of my chair, what a let down.

Here was the headline they used on Twitter -

"Brisbane captain Darius Boyd calls time on Broncos Fullback career"
 

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Just a reminder to people that whenever an article is posted, the full article must be posted word for word along with the source link.

Original post has been edited to include the full article.
 

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Just a reminder to people that whenever an article is posted, the full article must be posted word for word along with the source link.

Original post has been edited to include the full article.
Sorry about that. Will make sure I do that in future.
 

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Well now that this has been set in stone, going to be a real conundrum for Seibold when SOS and Dearden are both available. SOS showed some really good signs against Cronulla before he did his hamstring and I think he showed enough to be given the 7.

But Dearden also showed he wasn’t overrawed making the step up so do we put one of them back to Q Cup to continue to develop just to keep Boyd in first grade or do you try get them both in to develop a combination in first grade and maybe shift Boyd to Centre/Wing?

All I know if if we at least keep Boyd out of the 1 and he at least performs to a standard that is at least equal or greater than the recent Cronulla performance, it means all the short term attention and fan expectations turns to McCullough.
 
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Brisbane captain Darius Boyd calls time on Broncos career

July 17, 2019

Darius Boyd concedes his days as a fullback are over, with the Broncos captain committed to finishing his decorated NRL career in the unfamiliar No.6 jumper.

Boyd, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Wednesday, will chalk up another milestone when he equals Broncos legend Petero Civoniceva with his 309th NRL game in Brisbane’s clash against Canterbury at Suncorp Stadium.

It took 306 career games for Boyd to be shifted to five-eighth, but after 13 years as a winger or fullback who dabbled in the odd game at centre, the skipper is content in the Broncos No.6 jumper made famous by Wally Lewis.

When Boyd returned to the Broncos under Wayne Bennett in 2015, he was considered such a selection untouchable in the backfield - his official Broncos backpack even has the number “1” emblazoned on it.

But the former Queensland Origin ace could be due for a new training kit next season, with Boyd admitting he is unlikely to again wear the No.1 jumper in which he won the Clive Churchill Medal for the Dragons in the 2010 grand final.

Asked if his days at fullback were over, Boyd said: “I suppose, yes.

“‘Seibs’ (Broncos coach Anthony Seibold) wants to keep this (positional switch) moving forward and I don’t look at it in a negative way.

“It is a cool challenge for me to be honest.

“I have played 300 games, mostly at fullback with a bit of wing and centre. I had never played five-eighth before in the NRL, except in a trial game.

“I thought my game was good (against the Warriors last Saturday night) and I think I can build on that.”

His cohort in the “Big Broncos Switch”, Anthony Milford, plays his third game at fullback against the Bulldogs and Boyd believes Brisbane’s $1 million man can play for Queensland and Australia in the No.1 jumper.

“Milf has done some amazing things as a five-eighth but he has only played fullback twice this year and in both games he has been strong,” Boyd said.

“We ask him to do a lot because he is returning kicks and putting kicks in general play as well.

“He is only going to get better and has all the ability to play fullback at rep level too if Kevvie (Walters, Queensland coach) and Mal (Meninga, Australia coach) think he is best for the job.”

Boyd’s last-line defence has been savaged this season but he put his body on the line against the Warriors.

He made a career-high 30 tackles, including a trysaver on flying 108kg back-rower Isaiah Papali’i, and missed just one, evidence he has the size at 96kg and bravery to handle frontline duties.

“I have always liked defence and backed my defensive ability,” he said.

“I know there has been a bit of criticism around that of me personally this year but it’s not through a lack of effort.

“There were different situations in games where I know the reasons why (he missed tackles) and I have looked over some tapes as to why I made those misses or wrong reads.

“Defending is one of my strong suits, so I think I can build on that performance.

“There are no excuses from the Newcastle game but I did get shifted around a bit (also moving to centre).

“I wanted to get involved early (against the Warriors), defend well and do my role for the team and I thought it worked well.”

Source: Daily Telegraph
changed the headline to read how I'd like it to read
 

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But Dearden also showed he wasn’t overrawed making the step up so do we put one of them back to Q Cup to continue to develop just to keep Boyd in first grade or do you try get them both in to develop a combination in first grade and maybe shift Boyd to Centre/Wing?
It's tough, because Turpin needs a spot as well in the team, but if Macca isn't moved on then you'd think one of Dearden, O'Sullivan or Turpin will miss out with Boyd shifted into centre. If Boyd isn't shifted then two of those guys will miss out. I would love to see a Turpin Dearden O'Sullivan and Milford spine.
 

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That's a whole lot of inexperience in the spine, maybe a cam Smith amongst them it could work. But to think milf can lead all of them is a big ask.
 

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That's a whole lot of inexperience in the spine, maybe a cam Smith amongst them it could work. But to think milf can lead all of them is a big ask.
Honestly Milf should be able to lead them by now. He’s 25 and played 150+ first grade games.

Would be easier to do with a 6 on his back though
 

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Honestly Milf should be able to lead them by now. He’s 25 and played 150+ first grade games.

Would be easier to do with a 6 on his back though
He should but he can't , he just isn't a leader imo. There needs to be someone else in the spine that can lead .
 

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He should but he can't , he just isn't a leader imo. There needs to be someone else in the spine that can lead .
He never gets an opportunity to settle into a role, players have left, he's been moved. I believe he can do it but now he's being forced to re-learn another role.
 

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He should but he can't , he just isn't a leader imo. There needs to be someone else in the spine that can lead .
Yeah, got to agree with this. I love the little bloke and I think he is one of the most exciting talents to have burst onto the scene in the last 30 years but unfortunately for us, he just isn't a leader. I'd be pretty excited to see what he can bring from fullback with an extended run and a decent half.
 

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