PRE-GAME Round 23 - Broncos vs Rabbitohs

Discussion in 'Brisbane Broncos Talk' started by Foordy, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Stix

    Stix NRL Player

    Spot on.
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  2. BroncsFan

    BroncsFan NRL Player

    I was super impressed with him last night. A couple times last night he really put the extra effort in and his runs were denting the line a little more than usual.

    Some of his charges reminded me of petero in style... long lanky stride building up speed before the line with some very slight late footwork to get between the defenders.

    I thought he had a great game and the shoulder charge that everyone is blowing up about was a massive dive from Asiata purely to get a penalty.
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  3. Stix

    Stix NRL Player

    I know Isaako lacks some play making abilities but **** me he's a lot safer at the back than Boyd, and if Pearson filled his wing spot we'd have Oates, Pearson and Isaako running out of our own end. Boyd's a fucken shot duck at fullback, looks heaps better in the centres. To me, Boyd going back to fullback weakened the whole fucken backline... He reckons he couldn't run the team from centre?? Hodgo says hi.
  4. rnabokov

    rnabokov State of Origin Rep


    With Offa playing so well at 13, I cannot imagine how Moose can get a look in at lock. He needs to be back where he is most effective - the front row, and target Burgess, you know, the one with the long hair ...
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  5. Gaz

    Gaz QCup Player

    We did better without Moose. Be better again without Thaiday, Macca and Boyd.
    Like to see Turpin have a another go. Sam has played his 300th now needs to go to the Footy Show or Masterchef or somewhere else. Boyd somewhere else.
    Wayne mightn’t be losing the dressing shed but perhaps some of his supporters.
    He’s the Man in the Mirror alright, no doubt about it.
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  6. Viti

    Viti QCup Player

    I reckon Mago was more than reasonable last night, he had some quality runs in his first stint and backed it up again in his second stint. I’ve also noticed he’s one of our best defenders when it comes to winning the wrestle(which isn’t really saying that much with the current squad).
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  7. Wolfie

    Wolfie NRL Captain

    Tommy is very underrated. We just have him defending all the time and he doesn't really play his natural game at all.

    I like kotoni, I've been going on about him since before he even made the side but I do think some people go way over the top with him. He has enormous potential, but I think he has also been lucky he has been in the team when the team has actually performed well also. If he made his debut in a team performance like we saw against the Dogs or the Tigers away for example he probably wouldn't have had the same impact. He is being built up so much by some people I worry he is going to get abuse when he has games where he struggles. I am still totally puzzled though why we just don't play him off the bench. I think he has thoroughly earned a shot.
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  8. Foordy


    This year after 1 game people are calling for Pearson to be selected.

    After his few games last year... many people were calling for him never to play NRL for us again ...
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  9. Stix

    Stix NRL Player

    He's had a good season, and looks to have filled out a little. Had a great game last time he played for us. Why wouldn't the fans want to see more? From all accounts he's got a tonne of talent, maybe he just wasn't ready last season? Looks the goods now though.
  10. Wolfie

    Wolfie NRL Captain

    I think its more showing the hypocrisy of some people. He was the next big thing when he made his debut a couple of years ago. He had that game last year he kept falling over and he was useless, but he had a good game this year so he can play NRL again.
  11. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    It's been a frustrating season to watch, no one probably knows what to think.
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  12. Accept

    Accept NRL Player

    He's a good player and will improve with experience. He is one of very few who stood tall against the Warriors.
  13. Viti

    Viti QCup Player

    I definitely rate him but I think he’s playing a bit too heavy atm, with a good pre season behind him next year he could definitely become another top quality player in the TPJ/Taumalolo mould.
    In saying that I’m not expecting too much from him at this stage but I think he’s definitely shown enough to at least have a bench sport next year.
  14. Stix

    Stix NRL Player

    Watching Souths v chooks... Souths are a good side but take Cook out of this team and they would look average.
    Burgess brothers are huge but our forwards are capable of handling them. They are throwing the ball around like a confident side but I think the chooks might get over them. TPJ needs to hit Cook so hard he shits himself.
  15. Rico

    Rico QCup Player

    How many games did maranta get? He’s well worth another shot on that basis
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  16. Number6

    Number6 QCup Player

    I am stating bring him back but isn’t with great enthusiasm rather lack of options and need to give him a final go given has shown promise.

    Better than a rookie teenage centre getting scarred in must win games with lots of weak links around him. Things change have to go with it else back yourself into a corner and end up with half the team playing out of position cause of refusal to adapt....
  17. rnabokov

    rnabokov State of Origin Rep


    Can't agree with you about Opacic. His acceleration and speed off the mark is sod ordinary, overall speed ordinary and yes, his defence is good however we need an attacking centre as much as a defensive centre and for mine, Opacic is just not what we need in the centres.

    Staggs for mine has shown nothing but class in attack and defence. As a young player, he needs his chances and he will stuff up now and then like everyone starting out at the top, yet that is how you learn and improve. Better than sitting on the bench all night, or selecting a plodder in a key position. Sorry, I just don't rate Opacic at all.

    On the Bunnies, their attack looked pedestrian, but then the Chooks defence was 1st rate and made the Bunnies look ordinary. For us, the question is whether or not we can shut down Cooke and their pack exactly like the Chooks did. On recent performances, somehow, I just can't see that happening.
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  18. Rabbitohs losing doesn't bode well for us.
  19. Jedhead

    Jedhead QCup Player

    I remember reading pre-season that the Rorters had the easiest draw in terms of how many top 8 teams from last year they played and how manty times they played these teams on a single basis (i.e. they only had to play them once in the season). I said then to my brother -in -law chuck a lazy $100 on them as come the semis they'll be in the best nick for a dog fight for the GF. I think I'm not far off the money if you go back and check who they have had to play this year. They've had by far the easist draw of any team in the comp. What a coincidence.
  20. Wolfie

    Wolfie NRL Captain

    There was nothing wrong with Tom's attack at all when he wasn't asked to play like he has been this season. He was pretty impressive when he first made the team let's not forget, and his attack is a lot better at Redcliffe. He is nowhere near as bad as you seem to be making out, and it's backed up by 4 grand final winning coaches being keen to have him on board. Agree with you about his speed off the mark. He isn't slow, but his acceleration is the one big negative in his game for me.

    As for Staggs, like I said, I've been championing him for a long time and I really rate him, but at the moment he has looked good against a back rower filling in at center and the Gold Coast Titans. I've seen a lot of him this year in ISC and I don't think his defence is that great at crucial moments. He hangs his arm a lot, and positionally he drifts out of position a fair bit. That should improve in time, he's a smart player and he has a high ceiling in terms of his potential. But also as I keep saying, we have seen players kill it then fail to live up to the potential.
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