Broncos Roster, Signings and Rumours Discussion 2021

Big Pete

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With Kev saying the team is basically set, you’d imagine he’d have to looking at re-signing guys like Teo and Gamble, upgrading a couple of development players, and keep 1 spot open for either a late inclusion of his son.
I think you're on the money. According to the NRL website, the Broncos have 24 players in their official squad. While it's yet to be confirmed, I feel you could lock in Richie Kennar, Tyson Gamble and David Mead to make it 27. That leaves only two spots left before March and I would not be shocked if they go to Ethan Bullemor and Ben Te'o.

The other possibility for the Broncos is that Will Chambers signs with the club after accepting an early release from Suntory. The story has gone quiet but I would not be shocked at all if something eventuates there.

Unfortunately I can't see an Antonio Winterstein or Jack Reed type bolter who forces their way into the squad and earns their place in the 17. Especially since the Broncos are set to only play one trial which you'd expect to be a dress rehearsal and will largely be made up of a full strength team.
 

Kimlo

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I think you're on the money. According to the NRL website, the Broncos have 24 players in their official squad. While it's yet to be confirmed, I feel you could lock in Richie Kennar, Tyson Gamble and David Mead to make it 27. That leaves only two spots left before March and I would not be shocked if they go to Ethan Bullemor and Ben Te'o.

The other possibility for the Broncos is that Will Chambers signs with the club after accepting an early release from Suntory. The story has gone quiet but I would not be shocked at all if something eventuates there.

Unfortunately I can't see an Antonio Winterstein or Jack Reed type bolter who forces their way into the squad and earns their place in the 17. Especially since the Broncos are set to only play one trial which you'd expect to be a dress rehearsal and will largely be made up of a full strength team.
I really hope we don't re-sign Ben Te'o. He's probably good around training as an experienced old head but he's a useless footy player now.
 

Bongo

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Initial tests suggested it was either a severe compound fracture or a bit of a cut.
I really hope we don't re-sign Ben Te'o. He's probably good around training as an experienced old head but he's a useless footy player now.
I think he will be better after a full pre season. Came straight from rugby where he was catching a cold and had some time off before he joined the squad. Agree with the other post that he will be a positive influence too.
 

JAHHW

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Actually it started earlier when Brent81 criticised Bennett's rationale for not signing Pearce when he had the chance. The post in question was connected to that conversation and it's odd that somebody would hold Roberts against Bennett when Roberts played his best footy under him. The proof is in the picture, when did he achieve higher representative honours? Surely there's a better example out there than Roberts?



Rubbish, I've been critical of Bennett in the past. However when we're discussing the most successful NRL coach in history, the good is largely going to outweigh the bad in a Rugby League context.

I'll leave it there.
Refer to my previous post.

I haven’t been involved in any conversations about Pearce or Lodge or anyone else. As I said, this tangential-conversation is about Bennett fixing Roberts at Souths, which he very deliberately said he would and did against the wishes of the Rabbitohs.

It’s like being a wedding photographer. Your job is to capture the special moments of that one day. If you don’t, your client doesn’t care how good your photos of the previous wedding are or how good any of your future wedding photos might be. You failed them, plain and simple.

So, what Bennett did with Roberts at the Broncos is of absolutely zero consequence when we are talking about his time at the Rabbitohs.
 

Wolfie

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I think Bennett has helped Roberts as a person immensely, but its still not going to be enough for him I dont think.
 
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The Strapper

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I agree but I hope you are wrong. I'd love to see Roberts carve it up for the Tigers and get his life together.

So would I but he really needs to focus on his game and clean up his act off field.
The tigers are probably his last chance. If he mucks up there I can’t see him getting any more offers.
Not sure McGuire is the best coach for him though.
Anyway good luck to him.
 

theshed

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So would I but he really needs to focus on his game and clean up his act off field.
The tigers are probably his last chance. If he mucks up there I can’t see him getting any more offers.
Not sure McGuire is the best coach for him though.
Anyway good luck to him.
There’s always super league
 

Morepudding

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Real talk though, does anyone see us not coming last? And if so, what’s your reasoning? Because the bulldogs are looking significantly better, Titans won’t be anywhere near the bottom, Cowboys will do a lot better also having Morgan back and hopefully a fitter Holmes and the sea eagles surely can’t have a worse injury run than they did this year.
 

Wolfie

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Any ideas what the bulldogs’ offer is? Our funds/cap must be so bad because I’d take Allen over Coates every day of the week.
Not sure mate. He was rumoured to be looking for $500k a year, but id say he may have got around the $400k mark. Really dont have any idea.
 

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