OFFICIAL Broncos release Andrew McCullough

Wolfie

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Bird was signed for no other reason than Wayne's ego.
Comical repsonse. That article isnt even relevant to Birds signing and isnt credible in that respect. Fancy bringing Cronk into the equation when he wanted a move to Sydney for his partner. Not even a relevant example there. For a start, we didnt sign Bird to play in the halves. Secondly, we were chasing Taylor after we signed Bird. So clearly we wanted a half.

Our failure to sign a half could well be on Waynes head, and we missed a few, but it wasnt down to us signing Bird, so how is that down to Waynes ego? You are talking nonsense.
 

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I just watched a replay of the round 1 win over the Cowboys and the number of times I saw a cowboy cut down in a great tackle only to see Turps get up was impressive.
The guy is a terrier in defense and his opening try where he completely fooled Holmes with the biggest dummy in ages was outstanding.
I don't see how he can be described as "serviceable" by any stretch of the imagination....
I dont think he is just servicable, but i dont think he is as good as he is made out to be either ( and thats not me knocking him ). He is an awesome competitor, never gives up anything but he is benefiting by not being Macca. I reckon by the end of next year there will be plenty of people wanting us to upgrade him if he doesnt add more to his game.
 
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He suffers from the same plight as Paix- gets moved too much. He played two ISC games last year at half for Norths, played lock for Souths this year in round one and played hooker for Queensland 20's last year. Was at 9 and captain with Paix at 7 in Norths Colts GF win in 2018.

Now they're both at Souths someone isn't playing hooker.
Would be interested to get your thoughts on where you think the Broncos are heading in regards to their long term hooker??

To me Turps looks a decent stop gap, but may have limitations in being that game breaking hooker from DH and to me has further to go around the ruck play (working the markers, etc.). In saying that his defense is extremely solid, his support play is always there and his service seems pretty good, but I think he needs a bit more to his game before he looks like the next long term hooker.

There also seems to be question marks on Paix (as he would probably be a manufactured hooker) and now you've stated some limitations in the development of Kobe Hetherington.

Given we have let Simpkin go to the Tigers (who was a highly rated junior)... I was wondering which direction you see the Broncos going for with their long term hooker??

We seem to have halves, fullbacks, outside backs and forwards coming through from everywhere, but hooker definitely appears to be a short coming in the squad and juniors coming through.
 

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I dont think he is just servicable, but i dont think he is as good as he is made out to be either ( and thats not me knocking him ). He is an awesome competitor, never gives up anything but he is benefiting by not being Macca. I reckon by the end of next year there will be plenty of people wanting us to upgrade him if he doesnt add more to his game.
Definitely agree with this. We should be looking for an elite level hooker.
 

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I dont think he is just servicable, but i dont think he is as good as he is made out to be either ( and thats not me knocking him ). He is an awesome competitor, never gives up anything but he is benefiting by not being Macca. I reckon by the end of next year there will be plenty of people wanting us to upgrade him if he doesnt add more to his game.
100%.

Hopefully he kicks on but the not being macca thing is definitely contributing to peoples inflated views of him. Pretty sure no other teams fans are wishing they had him.
 

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This is a guy who came into the role back when a Dummy Half who could get through 80 minutes and tackle all day was all most clubs could ask for in the role.
I think that happened a number of years after McCullough's debut. He actually came in when everyone was trying to have their own Cam Smith.
 

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