PRE-GAME Round 19 - Eels vs Broncos

Foordy

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well Gambles getting a run out, which is long overdue...

Have Kobe Hethrington and Pride Petterson Robati had a run out this year?

If not then if they are fit they should be playing now...
Gamble isn't making his debut. we've already used him this season
 

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I have only seen him when he played that stint off the bench earlier this year.

He seemed reasonably big for a half (189cm and 97kg on Broncos profile) so he may actually complement Dearden in the halves.

If he has some skills then he could be a big body to put some pressure on the defensive line.. I recall him being fairly rangy as well. Hopefully he can hold his own in defense as well.

Looking at those stats again is there an opportunity he could be converted to a 2nd rower Wolfie Wolfie ??

Looks to be the same size as Wade Graham... although Graham plays with a lot of intensity so Gamble would need to have that in him to make the transition.

What's his play style like??
Very energetic and generally makes a difference to games. Adapts really well to change, nice pass too.

When he came back to Redcliffe last year after his stint at the Tigers three games stand out- Dolphins were down 22-10 with 12 minutes to go against Ipswich and they go left three times and score- Gamble was massive in all of them and then he kicks the winner from the sideline after the siren.

Against the unbeaten Falcons 15 games, he slots in mid week in a new team and kicks five goals to beat the Falcons- tryl-ess second half so his penalty goals were pivotal. That was the game were Harry Grant made 60 tackles.

Then finals, 24-24 just calmly pots a field goal against Tweed. He's very calm.
 

PNG Broncos fan88

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Very energetic and generally makes a difference to games. Adapts really well to change, nice pass too.

When he came back to Redcliffe last year after his stint at the Tigers three games stand out- Dolphins were down 22-10 with 12 minutes to go against Ipswich and they go left three times and score- Gamble was massive in all of them and then he kicks the winner from the sideline after the siren.

Against the unbeaten Falcons 15 games, he slots in mid week in a new team and kicks five goals to beat the Falcons- tryl-ess second half so his penalty goals were pivotal. That was the game were Harry Grant made 60 tackles.

Then finals, 24-24 just calmly pots a field goal against Tweed. He's very calm.
Should have been given his chance, a long time ago.
Look how Souths Walker and Titans Forgarty have flourished so far. Being overlooked for years will surely bring out that hunger to perform.
 

Foordy

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So does this mean both Croft AND SOS are on the outer?
Who even knows if Gentle will be here next year or what the new coach thinks of either player...

But FTR, Gamble only got the starting spot this week because Croft was knocked out at training
 

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Who even knows if Gentle will be here next year or what the new coach thinks of either player...

But FTR, Gamble only got the starting spot this week because Croft was knocked out at training
Yeah I know but SOS was clearly dropped.
 

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He has started in just one NRL game when he partnered Luke Brooks for Wests Tigers in 2018 against the Raiders.
Gamble had an impressive 25 try assists in his 32 Intrust Super Cup games for the Dolphins which will come as no surprise to those who have watched him at Broncos training.

"He always had the view if he came home and played for Redcliffe that he would get the opportunity to play for the Broncos.”

If he resembles any of the current NRL players in style it would be Canberra's Jack Wighton. Gamble is 189cm tall and weighs 97kg while Wighton is 189cm and 93kg.

"It is really his Broncos debut in the position that he plays. He doesn’t play hooker, I don’t know what was happening last time they played him there.
"Friday night is all about him believing he can play at that level and that he has earned the right to be out there."
 
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He is a pretty physical player. He has a decent all round game really, but i dont think he is an NRL standard half, not even close. Not sure if he could do a Wade Graham tbh.
Thanks for the reply... Was more a comparison of the specs between Graham and Gamble to get an idea of if he had the size to transition to a second rower.

I'm starting to get a sense that he has some skills, but perhaps not the next level to become a legit playmaker in the NRL hence the question of whether he could adapt to a different position.

Could a comparable player be Moon?? Who I always thought would be better as a second rower... not enough skill or speed to be a legit half, but enough size to be a ball playing second rower if he dedicated himself to the transition (I think Moon also played some lock coming through the juniors)

Alternatively could he be an option in that left centre role (pending speed and defense)??
 
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papabear

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Please.

This is the perfect bounce back game for the eels. They will turn up with their power game that has humiliated us on a number of occasions on our slide towards the wooden spoon over the last 3 years.
They have been pretty average for a couple of months now..

even if you don’t just call it a day at the 60 minute mark and give them confidence that they are a good team before there tigers match up next week. Play for 80 minutes. Who knows what will happen
 

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I have only seen him when he played that stint off the bench earlier this year.

He seemed reasonably big for a half (189cm and 97kg on Broncos profile) so he may actually complement Dearden in the halves.

If he has some skills then he could be a big body to put some pressure on the defensive line.. I recall him being fairly rangy as well. Hopefully he can hold his own in defense as well.

Looking at those stats again is there an opportunity he could be converted to a 2nd rower Wolfie Wolfie ??

Looks to be the same size as Wade Graham... although Graham plays with a lot of intensity so Gamble would need to have that in him to make the transition.

What's his play style like??
This is all I have seen of him. His short kicking game looks the goods. I wonder if his long kicking game is as effective. How good would that be.

 

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Who even knows if Gentle will be here next year or what the new coach thinks of either player...

But FTR, Gamble only got the starting spot this week because Croft was knocked out at training
Kevvie was the one to drop Croft when Pies was still the ‘coach’
 

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This is all I have seen of him. His short kicking game looks the goods. I wonder if his long kicking game is as effective. How good would that be.

Wasn't everyone complaining about his defense last game? I'd like to think he'll get to show some attack but he's playing for 2020 Broncos...
 

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