Just a Game
- Aug 28, 2010
Surely this Selwyn quote is heavily paraphrased, otherwise it would read:According to our favourite correspondent, Selwyn Cobbo has gone from "set to" to "ready to" sign. Normally, you get ready before you get set, but nonetheless.
“I don’t want to leave. It’s my plan to stay at the Broncos. I love the club. The staff have been really good for me, guys like ‘Kevvie’ and Ben Ikin have helped me off the field and with my footy. There’s a lot of talk , but I love the Broncos so I don’t want to go anywhere else. Growing up, the Broncos were my team, I had a dream to play for them and right now, I‘m living my dream. I want to stay at the Broncos for a while yet and hopefully win some premierships for them.”“I was definitely shocked at how tough Origin was. It was more physical and faster than anything I had ever played. It is a totally different game to the NRL, I was still pretty sore a few days after the game. But the pressure doesn’t worry me at all. l love being out there and Steve Renouf has been really helpful for me, he has played in these big games and his advice has been, ‘Don’t ever doubt yourself. Believe in your ability’. Everything has moved so fast for me, but I love the challenge of Origin.”
“It was a learning curve for him. When guys make off-field mistakes at that age, if handled correctly, they grow from them. Selwyn generally doesn‘t get stressed about too much. Most of them know when they have stuffed-up and Selwyn is no different, so you ensure it is made known to them on behalf of the club, that the club doesn’t accept that type of behaviour and you send them back to work and hope for the best. It’s a guide-and-step-aside approach, but I’m confident Selwyn has learned from it.”
"There is no hard edge about Selwyn and what he does. He is just natural. Wherever he goes, it is like he is meant to be there. I wouldn’t say I’m shocked he is playing Origin. Watching him, you know Origin was always going to be there at some point in his future."“I am pleased that his development has happened so quickly. He has been able to play a level of football that most people would have thought beyond someone that age. He has caught us a bit by surprise, but that’s the way Selwyn lives, in a happy sort of way.”“If he reminds me of anyone, it’s Steve Renouf. We are keen to compare Selwyn to Greg Inglis and Latrell Mitchell, but ‘The Pearl’ (Renouf) was this laconic, laid-back figure and Selwyn has that trait. Pearl just did what he needed to do in training, he saved his best stuff for when it counted. Like Renouf, Selwyn doesn’t sweat the small stuff. He doesn’t shirk the work, but when it’s game time, Selwyn is ready.”
“I turned 20 before Origin I so I’m no longer a teenager. I have to grow up now.”
“I don’t want to leave and yeah. It’s my plan to stay the Broncos and yeah. I love the club and yeah. The staff have been really good for me, and yeah, guys like ‘Kevvie’ and Ben Ikin and yeah have helped me off the field and with my footy and yeah. There’s a lot of talk and yeah , but I love the Broncos so I don’t want to go anywhere else and yeah. Growing up, the Broncos were my team and yeah, I had a dream to play for them and yeah and right now, I‘m living my dream and yeah. I want to stay at the Broncos for a while yet and yeah hopefully win some premierships for them and yeah”