Young broncs in feeder clubs

Wolfie

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Was decent with the footy, still looked lost without it. Norths had a field day running down his edge and while he wasn't solely to blame, he didn't perform well under pressure.

He'll get a look in if Shibasaki keeps making costly errors (whether he and Staggs swap sides remains to be seen) but I'd like to see him spend an off-season on his defence and hit the ground running in 2020.
He is getting better every week i see him, but his defence for me would be a major worry. I think he would get shown up majorly in the NRL right now in the centers. He isnt league smart yet ( understandable considering he hasnt got a full year under his belt ). I think it would be a mistake in his development to have him at NRL level this year.
 

mkram23

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Yes, yes, yes. Was waiting for him, from the reports and the little highlights of him he is intriguing and I have a good feeling about him for some reason (hope probably)
He's about 5"7.
From the three games I've watched and highlights, He looks quick, but struggles massively in tackling/defending. Seems to get lost in defence and targeted, goes missing throughout the game.


I do think he will struggle at Nrl level. Would love to be wrong though.

Came on today with 6 minutes left.
 
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He's about 5"7.
From the three games I've watched and highlights, He looks quick, but struggles massively in tackling/defending. Seems to get lost in defence and targeted, goes missing throughout the game.


I do think he will struggle at Nrl level. Would love to be wrong though.

Came on today with 6 minutes left.
Thanks for the report
 

Pub Steak

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I get that but I mean when both are playing
I think it's a good thing. Isaako needs more competition to show he is a true fullback (if he actually is) and Nui will only develop faster if he's the better player. Also that summary from Lockysillegitimatechild around our development strategies (which someone described as hyperbole dribble) is really worth reading. League recruitment and development is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle except there are more than once pieces for each spot. Finding the best piece is not just about finding the right now as that sort of recruitment strategy is what sees teams win one premiership then slump for 5 years. The club's long term focus at the moment can't be criticised. They are starting to follow Melbourne's lead and look to securing long term players for all positions (by BigPete's definition of long term). Nice post.
 

Jedhead

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Roberts was toxic to a young team, I'm glad they let him go. Nikorima wanted to play half back and he wasn't a half back for us, imagine his attitude on the team if we stopped him from getting that multi year deal in the position he wanted. Boyd was NOWHERE NEAR the other half backs. Its why we didn't let o'sullivan go. We have a young team that needs to grow a strong attitude, if we had a seasoned team ready to win this year I'd say stuff them and keep them for depth, but their attitudes are the big things we need to fix and develop at the moment.
Who do we sign to replace a player ranked 36th in our squad? Lol... Every year we whinge about a position/s then the next year we have amazing juniors in that position come through. 2 years ago our forwards weren't big enough and had poor PTBs and not enough talent - enter haas, fifita, sua, carrigan, flegler getting talked about, and we sign lodge in the mean time to hold the Fort. Then it was we have no halves - then we hear whispers about dearden, paix, and the future immortal we've missed in boyd, and we signed a young cover in o'sullivan as they develop. At the moment what are we most concerned about? Our fullback and outside backs in general seem to lack depth right? Who are we hearing whispers about now? Coates, niu, Walsh, and Farnsworth, with perese and kenner signed to fill any gap in the mean time and we also got that young Fijian.
Even hooker, we signed Turpin last year and are looking at paix as a dummy half.
This development and recruitment team is plugging the holes we are whinging about before they are even obvious to people on this forum. That's why I have faith in their choices at the moment. BIG TIME . Will they get a few wrong, probably. But are they getting more right than wrong at the moment. YES. And that's better than most clubs, in fact, I'd say if you asked any other club which club has the best players under 21 at the monent was, all 15 other clubs would say the broncos. So what the hell are we whinging about...
Not convinced we've got FB covered at all at the moment.
 
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Not convinced we've got FB covered at all at the moment.
Not this year or next but reece Walsh sounds like a highly rated prospect, also niu is playing state league every week and is only 18 years old. I wouldn't totally give up on isaako either, he may not be a long term option but I think he will get better and regain form after the tough year it sounds like he has had off the field this year.
 

Mightybroncs2k17

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I know there has been a bit said about the defence of Izaia Perese not been up to scratch but boy his attack is quality. Just got got redcliffe back into the game against Ipswich with two try assits. Looks to have everything you want from a centre, speed, strength and a great offload and draw and pass game. I can see him playing alot of nrl if he sticks it out.
 

Alec

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I know there has been a bit said about the defence of Izaia Perese not been up to scratch but boy his attack is quality. Just got got redcliffe back into the game against Ipswich with two try assits. Looks to have everything you want from a centre, speed, strength and a great offload and draw and pass game. I can see him playing alot of nrl if he sticks it out.
Sounds good. Staggs hasn't been as impressive as last year and Shibasaki just doesn't look up to this level right now, so hopefully Perese keeps on improving and impressing.
Would be good to have another talented QLD back too.
 
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