Broncos Roster, Signings and Rumours Discussion 2021

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Johnny92

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Correct. Look at the top 8 teams’ locks almost none of them are the traditional prop like Patty.

Storm: Smith
Panthers: Yeo
Rabbitohs: Murray
Manly: J Trbo
Roosters: Radley
Eels: Brown (prop)
Knights: Watson
Titans: Tino (prop) Peachy off the bench

I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the bottom 8 is full of teams playing props at lock: Josh Jackson, Jack De Belin, Twal, Flegler, etc

You’d be tempted to throw a cheap 1/2 year deal at Peachy just based how important quick ball playing locks are in the modern game. Even Albert Kelly looks like he’s happy to take hit ups, is it worth the experiment ?
I said a little while ago about Kelly playing that 14 in the similar way to peachey.. but it would also mean the 9 would be playing 80 or close too but it would add that extra attacking threat so you could nearly go Turpin at 9 and Kobe start at 13 and fill in 9 if Turpin gets gassed.
Kobe could have the ability to be that 13 with Turpin going there when Paix comes on. We've only scratched the surface of Kobe and I think Turpin has played some of his best footy when he was playing in the halves.
There are a few options within the squad that could potentially work.
 

BooKhaki

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And I did not realise you are actually Nostradamus, so I guess we are even.
I've commented on his ability as a footballer, after watching him play football.
You've commented on his likelihood of him abusing alcohol and suffering from mental health, by watching him play football.

Notice the difference?
 

upthebroncs

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So you believe Kobe is a superior player, not a superior hooker. So picking him at hooker is purely because he is an overall better player? I think that's a really flawed way of picking a side.

And you are worried about making Tesi Niu, who is lucky to be in first grade, happy? You're willing to select an inferior side just to keep a kid happy who arguably shouldn't be in the side? That is such a weak minded way of looking at things.

"well this guy should be in reserve grade, but I think we should pick him anyway just in case it upsets him and he wants to leave the club in 2024"

Sharks have been pretty open in saying McInnes has been signed to play 13, I belive McInnes even said he knows he is playing lock, as they have Brailey. Finucane will play prop when he is fit.
Niu needs to have confidence from the coach.. a lot of things go into making a player "happy" and playing well.

Yucky, I don't like McInnes at lock. Did they say he was 13 for them after they had signed Craig Fitzgibbon and Finucane? Or before?
 

upthebroncs

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Is latrell really that good of a fullback though… I think he should be a centre… Two years running he has had a rookie fill in his spot come the end of the season and do just as well as he did… I think the side is way better balanced with him at centre
Latrell is an awesome fullback.. He can shift back to centre in a few years when he's lost some pace / needs to conserve his body.

I think Taaffe will play halves next year. Milford should not be a walk up start.. Especially after his recent mishap
 

Super Freak

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Hell Taumololo went from best lock in the game to complete garbage with the rule changes too. Definitely want a more playmaker type lock these days.

That would more because teams have figured out how to stop him and Payten just isn’t a very good coach.

Big, mobile forwards are valuable with the rule changes but not when they aren’t used the right way.
 

upthebroncs

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That would more because teams have figured out how to stop him and Payten just isn’t a very good coach.

Big, mobile forwards are valuable with the rule changes but not when they aren’t used the right way.
Agree. It hasn't been Taumalolo's fault.. The coaching and squad management has been horrible.

To unleash the best in Lolo (and any lock for that matter).. you need a couple of decent props barging up the middle and loosening up the defence.

I'm not a fan of Jordan McLean.. He's been below average since leaving the Storm.
 

upthebroncs

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Riki reminds me of Tino. Maybe we should turn him into a middle forward soon-ish and start Piakura on the right edge.

Thoughts on this?
 

Galah

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Riki reminds me of Tino. Maybe we should turn him into a middle forward soon-ish and start Piakura on the right edge.

Thoughts on this?
I was thinking about this the other day, I see riki far more versatile on the bench, where as everything I’ve read on here about piakura is he’s an out and out edge forward.
 

upthebroncs

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I was thinking about this the other day, I see riki far more versatile on the bench, where as everything I’ve read on here about piakura is he’s an out and out edge forward.
It would make the most sense in the long term view of things.

11. Capewell
12. Piakura

Lock those edges in for the next few years..
 

upthebroncs

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I agree except Piakurq mostly plays on the left, and Capewell plays on the right.

Riki played lock for jr kiwis - captain I think
Oh okay, not a big issue haha. Whichever sides of the field they are best on.. Lock em in.

Riki has the size and aggression to play in the middle, could definitely play there and be quite damaging too. I could see him backing up Haas quite well.
 

Sproj

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I think all the Q Cup games I’ve seen of Peeks (admittedly not many), I always thought he was on the right.
 

theshed

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I think all the Q Cup games I’ve seen of Peeks (admittedly not many), I always thought he was on the right.
I’m sure he’s probably capable of both. I’ve always thought he was on the left though. 1 1910 can probably clear that up. Sure he was on the left for QLD and many other games
 

JAHHW

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I really don’t know.
Sproj Sproj probably just assumed that because you’ve used “big dawg” (especially “for more street cred with the young people” 🤣🤣), you’d be all over his latest nickname…

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P.S. love it 😂
 
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