NEWS Boyd: we'll hold nothing back

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Brisbane captain Darius Boyd warns other teams
not to underestimate the Broncos


Peter Badel,
The Courier-Mail
September 10, 2019 11:10am



swinging

Maligned Brisbane skipper Darius Boyd says the Broncos are revelling in their underdog status and has vowed to come out swinging in Sunday’s sudden-death finals showdown with the Eels. The Broncos have sickening memories of their last visit to Parramatta after they were thumped 38-10 by the Eels in Round 14 at their new $360 million Bankwest home in one of Brisbane’s worst performances of the season. But the Broncos’ heart-stopping 17-16 extra-time defeat of the Eels a fortnight ago at Suncorp Stadium was evidence Brisbane have the forward firepower to match Parramatta’s monster pack led by 123kg Junior Paulo.

Brisbane defeated Parramatta two weeks ago. AAP Image/Joel Carrett.

Brisbane defeated Parramatta two weeks ago. AAP Image/Joel Carrett.


backs to the wall

The Cowboys famously charged to the 2017 grand final from eighth spot and Boyd is quietly confident the Broncos possess the individual game-breakers to send the Eels crashing out of the title race. “It’s backs to the wall this week,” Boyd said. “Going down to Parra, no one really gives us a chance to win and we seem to play our best football in that position. “This is exciting. There’s eight other teams who would like to be in our position. We have a big job to do against Parramatta and we beat them two weeks ago, even though it was at Suncorp.”

go down

Brisbane will field one of the most inexperienced teams in the playoffs with five players – Jake Turpin, Payne Haas, Pat Carrigan, Rhys Kennedy and Tom Flegler – to receive their finals baptism at Bankwest Stadium. But Boyd is adamant Brisbane’s collective of teenagers and first-season rookies will not get stage fright in front of 25,000 rabid Eels fans. “That’s what the finals is all about,” he said. “It’s a different competition and we’ll go down there to a packed stadium.

Brisbane scraped into the finals in eighth spot. Picture by Phil Hillyard.

Brisbane scraped into the finals in eighth spot. Picture by Phil Hillyard.


young guys

“Our young guys ... some of them have already played Origin and had some big games against Souths and Parra the last three weeks and they were like finals intensity. “We play at Suncorp where we get 30,000 to 40,000 so our young guys won’t be overawed by the occasion.

crack

We will go down to Parra and have a crack.” Boyd has never played finals football at five-eighth and says he is increasingly comfortable in the position after his mid-season move into the frontline. “I’m enjoying the role, it’s a bit different,” he said. “I have played my whole career at fullback but ‘Seibs’ (coach Anthony Seibold) has given us a great game plan in regards to me playing like a second fullback.

balls

“There are a lot of similarities between five-eighth and fullback. The ball-playing is similar, it’s more about me calling the shots in the frontline. “I am just enjoying my footy and being motivated to play well at five-eighth. It would be good to get a pre-season to work on my skills there and get really comfortable in the role.

 
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broncsgoat

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“I have played my whole career at fullback but ‘Seibs’ (coach Anthony Seibold) has given us a great game plan in regards to me playing like a second fullback.”



Lol
 
"The most alarming quote he said regarding his five-eighth position "It would be good to get a pre-season to work on my skills there and get really comfortable in the role."

better get used to it. Unless Boyd does another hammy, 2020 will be another long season
 

NSW stables

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"The most alarming quote he said regarding his five-eighth position "It would be good to get a pre-season to work on my skills there and get really comfortable in the role."

better get used to it. Unless Boyd does another hammy, 2020 will be another long season
I just cant see boyd at 6 being the long term plan. It makes absolutely no sense. If he is at 6 in round 1 of next year, i will seriously consider having to boycott 2020. My stress levels cant deal with another season like 2019.
 

pagey

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That makes sense, organising his young bulls to charge at the line for 4 tackles head down with no supporting runners or shape of an offload. Then he puts in a pea hearted crab/crawl to kill it on the 5th. Then Milf or Turps to hoist it up.
That's "calling the shots" for Boydy.
His coach seems to like it
 

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Reminiscent of the ‘Dave Taylor’s training the house down/best shape of his career’ articles every off-season
Very true. We did have boyd's "i'm the fastest i have been" article earlier this season/pre-season.

I think that the pre-season articles raised my expectations for this year which has led to such disappointment. I was extremely naive to buy into any of that propaganda.
 

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Very true. We did have boyd's "i'm the fastest i have been" article earlier this season/pre-season.

I think that the pre-season articles raised my expectations for this year which has led to such disappointment. I was extremely naive to buy into any of that propaganda.
Dont blame yourself, you dont lace up the boots.
 
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