Young broncs in feeder clubs

mkram23

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What's your opinion on the fullback situation at Souths?

Is Tesi Niu too raw at the moment to be fullback or does it just suit the team to slot him in at centre?

I wouldn't mind watching Boyd play with his own age, he'd surely be running the show and be a step above colts?..... Was it his ability to stay healthy and his defence the reason for dropping down to colts?

When Souths play Burleigh on the coast, do the colts play before the men?




(moved from Half a Report, thought it was in this thread and not the other)
 

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What's your opinion on the fullback situation at Souths?

Is Tesi Niu too raw at the moment to be fullback or does it just suit the team to slot him in at centre?

I wouldn't mind watching Boyd play with his own age, he'd surely be running the show and be a step above colts?..... Was it his ability to stay healthy and his defence the reason for dropping down to colts?

When Souths play Burleigh on the coast, do the colts play before the men?




(moved from Half a Report, thought it was in this thread and not the other)
Boyd is suffering at the moment at playing for a team that is playing badly really badly as a young half that's not great for learning your craft.

He's way down on confidence and his play has suffered. He didn't do anything great last week in Colts against Ipswich. He was kicking stones. People naming him in NRL teams are honestly off their head.

Yep Colts will play at lunch time before ISC.

Souths have much bigger problems than fullback, Port has been one of their best, they need something from their forwards and badly.
 
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McHunt

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Yes, just read that. Hope it's true:

Walker's on
The Broncos are intent on re-signing Ipswich high school talent Sam Walker but the Titans are launching a poaching raid to bring him an hour south. Walker, son of former Bronco Ben, is as good as everyone says he is. He has talent, maturity and an excellent family to keep him level headed.

The Broncos hit the track on Tuesday.

The Broncos hit the track on Tuesday.Image: AAP

An athletic half or fullback, Walker has been labelled a future NRL star since he was 12 years old Now in his final year of high school, clubs have formed a queue, led by the Titans and Roosters, who want him to replace Cooper Cronk. The Broncos have had him in camps since he was 12 but he’s off contract at the end of the year and with 18-year-old Tom Dearden and 19-year-old Cory Paix ahead of him there may not be a pathway. Still, Brisbane believe they can fit him into their team in the next 18 months at fullback and considering all the time and effort they’ve put into him, will want to see a dividend.
 

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Yes, just read that. Hope it's true:

Walker's on
The Broncos are intent on re-signing Ipswich high school talent Sam Walker but the Titans are launching a poaching raid to bring him an hour south. Walker, son of former Bronco Ben, is as good as everyone says he is. He has talent, maturity and an excellent family to keep him level headed.

The Broncos hit the track on Tuesday.

The Broncos hit the track on Tuesday.Image: AAP

An athletic half or fullback, Walker has been labelled a future NRL star since he was 12 years old Now in his final year of high school, clubs have formed a queue, led by the Titans and Roosters, who want him to replace Cooper Cronk. The Broncos have had him in camps since he was 12 but he’s off contract at the end of the year and with 18-year-old Tom Dearden and 19-year-old Cory Paix ahead of him there may not be a pathway. Still, Brisbane believe they can fit him into their team in the next 18 months at fullback and considering all the time and effort they’ve put into him, will want to see a dividend.
At fullback, that's interesting. What happens to Biyd and Isaako? What about Walsh, not rated as high as a fullback?
 

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At fullback, that's interesting. What happens to Biyd and Isaako? What about Walsh, not rated as high as a fullback?
Walker is a couple of years from even being allowed to play in either the NRL or ISC. by then we should have a good handle on whether Isaako has what it takes to be an NRL level fullback, or if he will only ever be a quality winger
 

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At fullback, that's interesting. What happens to Biyd and Isaako? What about Walsh, not rated as high as a fullback?
He's a bit skinny to be our last line of defence. He might want to go on the Dearden diet and bulk up.
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Walker is a couple of years from even being allowed to play in either the NRL or ISC. by then we should have a good handle on whether Isaako has what it takes to be an NRL level fullback, or if he will only ever be a quality winger
Dearden too, though I reckon we'll know by the end of the season whether he's to be THE ONE.
 
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Walker is a couple of years from even being allowed to play in either the NRL or ISC. by then we should have a good handle on whether Isaako has what it takes to be an NRL level fullback, or if he will only ever be a quality winger
He's 17 soon, he's in the exact same position as Dearden 12 months ago.
 

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Boyd is suffering at the moment at playing for a team that is playing badly really badly as a young half that's not great for learning your craft.

He's way down on confidence and his play has suffered. He didn't do anything great last week in Colts against Ipswich. He was kicking stones. People naming him in NRL teams are honestly off their head.

Yep Colts will play at lunch time before ISC.

Souths have much bigger problems than fullback, Port has been one of their best, they need something from their forwards and badly.
Concerning with how much of our depth is in that forward pack
 
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We have some decisions to make over the next few years.... And damn its good to be in this position! Our scouts and development people have done an amazing job the last few years. Astonishing the potential of the list we are putting together considering we are in a strict salary cap era. Remarkable job.

But the vultures are coming!
 

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Do you think he could be a good fullback or is he a better half?
I have never even thought of him playing fullback once.
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Where do you think he will end up?
No idea, but his goal is to make Queensland schoolboys this weekend he's in Roma playing now for Met West and Queensland U18 next weekend both of those will push him up again.
 
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I have never even thought of him playing fullback once.
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No idea, but his goal is to make Queensland schoolboys this weekend he's in Roma playing now for Met West and Queensland U18 next weekend both of those will push him up again.
Would be a shame if we lost him , would be nice to have a son of a former bronco play for us.
 

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Sam Walker just made Queensland Schoolboys. I expect he will be U18 Origin half tonight too.
 

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