Brisbane Broncos 2019 Round 1 predicted team

Alec

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Tagatese is a tough one - on the one had, we desperately do need experience, and on the other hand, he just isn't particularly good. I think he's had like one good run all of last year?

2019 will be interesting. I don't think we have what it takes to win the whole thing, largely due to so many rookies. Hopefully they show enough to give us hope for 2020 though.
 

Sirlee oldman

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Tagatese is a tough one - on the one had, we desperately do need experience, and on the other hand, he just isn't particularly good. I think he's had like one good run all of last year?

2019 will be interesting. I don't think we have what it takes to win the whole thing, largely due to so many rookies. Hopefully they show enough to give us hope for 2020 though.
I don’t think Tagataese is in our top 17. He will be handy if injuries become a problem but I wouldn’t pick him just for his experience (although I am sure his experience has been valuable off the field).
Normally I would be worried about having so many young guys but this is a special crop. I have seen a lot of Haas and Carrigan and they are different to other young forwards. They won’t take a backward step I guarantee it. Mago impressed me last season and Fifita is the best second rower I have ever seen for his age. He will only get better. Su’A and Offa have been in and around first grade for a few years and Lodge and TPJ are as good as anyone in the competition.
Gillett and Macca will need to lead from the front but I think we have a forward pack that is very capable of doing the job.
 

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England won the series. Nikorima had a blinder in the last match against a weaker English side and if you watched the highlights by playing around the ruck like a hooker
He played well in the second game as well and the Aussie test. Game 1 in England wasn’t great but he wasn’t poor by any means.

He also played that blunder like a five-eighth, certainly not like a dummy half. Which really bores well for Brissy since Milf really is the halfback now.
 

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1. Darbs
2. Oates
3. Staggs
4. Roberts
5. Isaako
6. Milf
7. Nik or an up and coming half
8. Offa
9. Macca
10. Lodge
11. Sua
12. Gillett
13. Bird

14. Tpj
15. Haas
16. Fifita
17. Glenn/mago

Tpj on the bench for his impact and utility bring able to play anywhere in the forwards. Glenn or mago depends on the size of the opposition pack.
That's honestly the best one I've seen and the one I'd go with if it was my squad.
But with a genuine half, with Kodi to come on for impact like in 15. Glenn to miss out
 

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The biggest standout in the majority of the squads i‘ve seen posted is definitely the inexperience on the bench. Personally I can see Glenn on the bench rotating with tpj at lock and someone experienced so most likely taga or possibly Mago or savelio (acknowledging they don’t have great experience either) coming in as a middle forward along with Payne Hass. Then finally Fifita on the bench coming on for Su’a in the final 10-15 mins when our starting props are back on the field.

That makes our interchange a little less vulnerable with Glenn, Hass and probably taga on while the starting guys take a breather then when they come back on you also have a fresh Fifita coming into the game for impact. To me that’s a far better arrangement then having Hass, Fifita and Su’a coming on to replace lodge, offa and tpj. Not saying those younger guys aren’t quality players but a few rough calls and 50/50 chances go the wrong way and their inexperience could really show.
This is definitely the go! Taga and Hass as the replacement props is perfect and I could see them absolutely ripping it up and keeping the momentum going, in fact Hass would up the tempo. You're right too about experience and it's value can't be overstated. I think we will have a very strong bench this year but I agree, it won't be long on experience unless you give an old hard nut like Tagatese a run.
 

Huge

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Tagatese is a tough one - on the one had, we desperately do need experience, and on the other hand, he just isn't particularly good. I think he's had like one good run all of last year?

2019 will be interesting. I don't think we have what it takes to win the whole thing, largely due to so many rookies. Hopefully they show enough to give us hope for 2020 though.
It's funny and no offense meant but your statement shows you didn't watch Taga at all. He got limited chances and did not let anyone down but he also made good metres, had solid defence(in fact one tackle was an absolute belter) and he had more than just one good run. I'm expecting this year he will have a better season for us largely based on his public commitment to leave nothing in the tank. He knows retirement is close and as he said, he wants to finally have a season where he is maxed out in every way, his best ever effort. We all might benefit from that.
 

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Love to see Kotoni Staggs and Jet in the centres. Would certainly give us plenty of fire power. But that would mean Bird to lock and really can't see that happening. Fullback is not an option while Darbs wants to continue so I guess Staggs will have to wait. We are blessed with so many options, would put a smile on any coaches face. Already selling tickets for trial against Titans on 2nd Mar.
 
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Porthoz

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This probably won't happen, but I'd like to see it trialled...

1- Kodi Nikorima (I really think he could emulate Matty Bowen there)
2- Corey Oates
3- James Roberts
4- Darius Boyd (he was very good when he played there imo, both defensive and offensively)
5- Jamayne Isaako
6- Jack Bird (would make our right side much more solid with Gillo in the middle, with the added bonus of getting more ball)
7- Anthony Milford
8- Matthew Lodge
9- Andrew McCullough
10- Jo Ofahengaue
11- Jaydn Su'a
12- David Fifita
13- Matt Gillett (we need a solid experienced player in the middle of the ruck, and would benefit from his ability to offload and play ball)

14- Alex Glenn (covers almost every position bar prop, and is good cover for the second row)
15- Tevita Pangai Junior (shorter powerfull stints would provide heaps of impact)
16- Payne Haas (same as TPJ, but can build him up for longer minutes as he matures)
17- Kotoni Staggs (like Glenn, can play almost any position bar prop and is good cover for the backline)

Taga, Mago, Savelio all probably could interfere with the above, but I have doubts they will, unless Seibs thinks differently.
Carrigan and Flegler will get a look in soon enough I reckon.

Kahu (hate to leave him out, but he just can't beat the starters imo) would be next in line for the backline, although Staggs and the newcomers from Yawnion may have a say about that...

Pretty stoked with our roster, taking into account our one weakness (halfback), so I really hope Milford continues to improve hsi kicking game without neglecting his running and passing game.
 
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1. Tanah Boyd
2. Fanitesi Niu
3. Kotoni Staggs
4. Gehemat Shibasaki
5. Jordan Kahu
6. Thomas Deardon
7. Sean O'Sullivan
8. Sam Tagataese
9. Jake Turpin
10. Thomas Flegler
11. Patrick Carrigan
12. Andre Savelio
13. Patrick Mago
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14. Troy Dargan
15.
16.
17. George Fai
 

ethos

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1. Boyd 2. Oates 3. Roberts 4. Bird 5. Isaako 6. Milford 7. Nikorima
8. Ofahengaue 9. McCullough 10. Lodge 11. Su'a 12. Gillett 13. Pangai Jr
14. Glenn 15. Fifita 16. Haas 17. Staggs

Think those are Brisbane's 17 best players. Probably a prop forward short though. Think Glenn will have to play that #13 role. Leave the more dynamic Su'a and Fifita for the edges. Also not averse to Turpin on the bench to keep McCullough fresher / get more out of him in attack.

Ofahengaue is going to be shouldering a lot of the grunt this season.

Also, hope Seibold rests some of the younger forwards through the year, so they're fit and firing come (hopeful) finals.
 
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bronx89

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1. Tanah Boyd
2. Fanitesi Niu
3. Kotoni Staggs
4. Gehemat Shibasaki
5. Jordan Kahu
6. Thomas Deardon
7. Sean O'Sullivan
8. Sam Tagataese
9. Jake Turpin
10. Thomas Flegler
11. Patrick Carrigan
12. Andre Savelio
13. Patrick Mago
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14. Troy Dargan
15.
16.
17. George Fai
15. Myles Taueli
16. 30th man in the squad
 

Jedhead

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This probably won't happen, but I'd like to see it trialled...

1- Kodi Nikorima (I really think he could emulate Matty Bowen there)
2- Corey Oates
3- James Roberts
4- Darius Boyd (he was very good when he played there imo, both defensive and offensively)
5- Jamayne Isaako
6- Jack Bird (would make our right side much more solid with Gillo in the middle, with the added bonus of getting more ball)
7- Anthony Milford
8- Matthew Lodge
9- Andrew McCullough
10- Jo Ofahengaue
11- Jaydn Su'a
12- David Fifita
13- Matt Gillett (we need a solid experienced player in the middle of the ruck, and would benefit from his ability to offload and play ball)

14- Alex Glenn (covers almost every position bar prop, and is good cover for the second row)
15- Tevita Pangai Junior (shorter powerfull stints would provide heaps of impact)
16- Payne Haas (same as TPJ, but can build him up for longer minutes as he matures)
17- Kotoni Staggs (like Glenn, can play almost any position bar prop and is good cover for the backline)

Taga, Mago, Savelio all probably could interfere with the above, but I have doubts they will, unless Seibs thinks differently.
Carrigan and Flegler will get a look in soon enough I reckon.

Kahu (hate to leave him out, but he just can't beat the starters imo) would be next in line for the backline, although Staggs and the newcomers from Yawnion may have a say about that...

Pretty stoked with our roster, taking into account our one weakness (halfback), so I really hope Milford continues to improve hsi kicking game without neglecting his running and passing game.
Good call, but I'm not that keen on 'Taga, Mago and Sevelio...interfering' with that line up. Sounds illegal.
 

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