-NEWS- Payne Haas committed to Broncos despite Wayne Bennett departure

Morkel

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Is every player that doesn’t break their contract going to be a massive coup for Seibold?

“Anthony Seibold has sent yet another **** You to Wayne Bennett, with reports that Wayne’s previous gun oiler will not be following him to Sydney, and will indeed remain in Brisbane should Seibold wish to use his services from now on”.
 

Foordy

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If Haas thought he could play his entire career under Bennett, he was deluded ... did he really think Bennett would be coaching into his 80's or did he only want a career that spanned 2-3 years ... lol
 

Stu_9

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Wow they’re really, really milking all they possibly can out of the Seibold-Bennett swap.
Haas signed a deal until 2024, mid this year. He was always staying at the broncos.
Will we see an article now of every player that has signed at the club?

Time to move on media.
 

I bleed Maroon

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I posted a link to a Courier Mail article stating that there was a "player revolt" against Bennett after the news about his dealing with South Sydney came to light in the old thread about his departure that got a bit overlooked when the thread got moved I think.

I don't know if this is true, but all the news about retention in the past week and articles like this one where players state they have no intention of following Bennett to Souths, I think there might be some truth to it. The playing group, including Boyd even maybe, felt a little betrayed themselves when they found out Dad was working with an opposition team behind the scenes.
 

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This seems more relevant every time I read the paper.

A big deal is being made but it’s not club PR. It’s a journalist who has lost his political meal ticket and needs the new guy to like him. Note all the gushing. Old and new line and former employees.
It’s about to get worse because it isn’t working.
 
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Kyall

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This guy seriously could be a starting prop next year especially if he keeps up this training.
 

Foordy

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This guy seriously could be a starting prop next year especially if he keeps up this training.
I know he is your type of player, given that he has played a grand total of 30 mins in first grade, but highly unlikely he starts ahead of the likes of Lodge, TPJ or Ofahengue ...

people seriously need to get out of this mindset that starting instantly means someone is a better player. having a quality bench is severely under-rated by many. this is a 17 man game not a 13 man game. having the right balance between starting players and the bench can be all he difference.

apart from giving players a spell or providing injury cover, the bench has two important functions:

1. to maintain the momentum if you have the upper hand
2. to change the momentum in your favour, if you are on the back foot.

the bench also allows us to ease inexperienced players (like Haas) into the rigors and intensity of NRL footy.

some players are more suited to start than the bench and vice versa. players like Glenn and Su'a are your 80 min workhorses, but don't provide as much impact from the bench.

where as a player like TPJ is explosive and can change the momentum in our favour in a single run, especially if coming in fresh, up against tired defence.

IMO our bench next year should consist of:

14. Nikorima
15. TPJ
16. Haas
17. Fifita
 

Huge

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I know he is your type of player, given that he has played a grand total of 30 mins in first grade, but highly unlikely he starts ahead of the likes of Lodge, TPJ or Ofahengue ...

people seriously need to get out of this mindset that starting instantly means someone is a better player. having a quality bench is severely under-rated by many. this is a 17 man game not a 13 man game. having the right balance between starting players and the bench can be all he difference.

apart from giving players a spell or providing injury cover, the bench has two important functions:

1. to maintain the momentum if you have the upper hand
2. to change the momentum in your favour, if you are on the back foot.

the bench also allows us to ease inexperienced players (like Haas) into the rigors and intensity of NRL footy.

some players are more suited to start than the bench and vice versa. players like Glenn and Su'a are your 80 min workhorses, but don't provide as much impact from the bench.

where as a player like TPJ is explosive and can change the momentum in our favour in a single run, especially if coming in fresh, up against tired defence.

IMO our bench next year should consist of:

14. Nikorima
15. TPJ
16. Haas
17. Fifita
Well, I'm going to revive an old thought I've written about before and say I'd love to see Lodge and Tagatese start. A really good old hard nut with a young firebrand. I know I know, everyone thinks Taga won't get a game until origin if at all but I reckon he's got a Harvey Howard season in him, 14 appearances and a gf ring sounds about right ha ha.
 

Foordy

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I really love when people talk about bench players coming on against tired defence... For the most part teams tend to rotate players a t the same time. While interchanges are at 8, it's not often that defence will really be 'tired' to be honest...
you've been watching too many American sports ... this isn't like the NFL or Hockey where your swap out your entire bloody lineup ... at most you'll interchange 1 or 2 players at a time
 

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I know he is your type of player, given that he has played a grand total of 30 mins in first grade, but highly unlikely he starts ahead of the likes of Lodge, TPJ or Ofahengue ...

people seriously need to get out of this mindset that starting instantly means someone is a better player. having a quality bench is severely under-rated by many. this is a 17 man game not a 13 man game. having the right balance between starting players and the bench can be all he difference.

apart from giving players a spell or providing injury cover, the bench has two important functions:

1. to maintain the momentum if you have the upper hand
2. to change the momentum in your favour, if you are on the back foot.

the bench also allows us to ease inexperienced players (like Haas) into the rigors and intensity of NRL footy.

some players are more suited to start than the bench and vice versa. players like Glenn and Su'a are your 80 min workhorses, but don't provide as much impact from the bench.

where as a player like TPJ is explosive and can change the momentum in our favour in a single run, especially if coming in fresh, up against tired defence.

IMO our bench next year should consist of:

14. Nikorima
15. TPJ
16. Haas
17. Fifita
I think TPJ is the perfect player to be our starting lock, we should have enough fire power coming off the bench.

Just out of interest who should our halfback and lock be if Nikorima and TPJ are coming off the bench?
 

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