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Life Long Brisbane Rugby League supporter, first Redcliffe and now Broncos. also a mad cricket follower and casual everything else follower.

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They have three judges to help eliminate bias. Mitchell got three weeks but chose to challenge.

Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker need to clean up their games

Injuries snd post origin fatigue are the two risks. They will have teams lifting against them all year, plus possibly a decent contingent in origin. So they could run out of steam while another team times it’s run better. Of course any significant injury to Cleary changes everything.

The Penrith Panthers will win the 2021 NRL premiership

I don’t think we need five signings and teams that make that level of changes in a season tend to regret it. Just two or three at most and build up from there. I’d be inclined to find a mature organiser – Widdop would be a cheaper option than Reynolds. Apart from that pick one or two defensive mongrels and that’s it – I agree with Capewell, Collins or Finucane but not all of them.

I’d like Turpin to have some bench support. Kev’s previous practice of having whichever half was out of favour on the bench was not clever. Is Corey Paix still developing or is there someone else in the Intrust Cup who could play the zippy second hooker role?

I’m not as down on Carrigan as some others. He was worn down to the bone last year carrying the team on his shoulders at such a young age for a forward. He has another 4 or 5 years to mature. This season has started poorly with his handling, but I don’t remember it being as bad last year. Hopefully it comes good. To my mind he really should be in the middle third prop rotation allowing Lodge and Haas to play in shorter bursts with more impact.

So how about:

Isaako (said through gritted teeth)
Coates
Staggs
Farnsworth
A winger (Oates or Mead I guess)
Widdop
Dearden
Carrigan
Turpin
Haas
TPJ
Capewell
Bullimore

Lodge
Flegler
Paix
A Nother

The five signings the Broncos must make

Yeah, as I said we don’t see it up here in QLD, so you’d know better than me how they operate.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

He been in the job for 6 weeks, settle down.

The five signings the Broncos must make

Option number 6 (or is it number 7, I’ve lost count).

How about we go with the captain of the Sheffield Shield champions. He used to be able to bat a bit too. Come on down Usman Khawaja!

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

My issue with Head is that while he has lots of Sheffield Shield captaincy experience, it’s been unsuccessful. SA have never really performed. So how does that indicate he’s the man for the captaincy? I have heaps of driving experience, but I hit things all the time? Should I be considered a good driver just because I’ve done it before?

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

I’d steer well clear of giving Pucovski that level of responsibility at such a young age, given his health history. Let the boy bat. I don’t know enough about Green to evaluate his credentials. I know he can come across as a bit of a fruit loop, but surely if you are looking for a young player, it’s Marnus. He’s only been the team for a couple of years and has at least a decade in him. But, there is the fruit loop thing to consider.

Who should be the next captain of the Australian cricket team?

I thought Pay at least had them giving 100%, but just with no cattle. Is there an attitude with the new coach and few bigger name buys that it was all just going to happen this year?

Are the Dogs now the elephant in the room?

From the look of the recruiting the Dogs are basically buying a backline, when forwards win matches.

Are the Dogs now the elephant in the room?

Completely agree with you comment regarding the hit on Dearden. He was noticeably quiet for the rest of the half as well.

A plea to coaches: Stop rorting the HIA system

Actually rugby league first split from rugby union solely due to player welfare concerns, specially compensation for lost work time due to injury. Since then … not so much.

A plea to coaches: Stop rorting the HIA system

Living in QLD, I don’t see that from the AFL, although the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team get blanket coverage here. Resentment of the AFL for existing at the level it does in Victoria, WA and SA is really counterproductive, because you can’t change history.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

Because four states in this country have AFL in their bones. And a fifth state had a team in the final.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

It’s what you grow up with. The AFL was the first game in town in the 1870’s and has been the biggest game in town for generations. If you grow up with it in your family through your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins you will be a life long supporter. It’s no different to hurling or Gaelic football in Ireland or baseball in the USA. Do you think they give a hoot that no one else follows it, their entire communities have for generations.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

He was the best representative winger in the world. Check out his tryscoring rate at state and national level. But it’s all ancient history now.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 6

It’s not a bad plan. The Cheese to play high energy during the softening up period and then Grant coming on and pulling the strings against a tired opposition.
I’d play Smith at dummy half for the first 20, then Grant for the remainder, with Smith heading into the forward rotation for the second half

Eight talking points from NRL Round 6

For this game situation it was perfect. It’s a 5 day game, NSW had just been rolled, but the wicket was assisting the bowlers and NSW have a test attack. So knowing he still had more than 4 days in the match and that a first innings lead was likely enough to win the title, Street did exactly what he needed to.

Bryce Street's defensive batting style could translate to Tests

100% agree in this one Tim

Andrew Abdo’s fining of the Raiders is inconsistent, incompetent and disgraceful

Yep I didn’t notice it at the time, just heard commentary.

Brisbane's best game in over 12 months must be a new beginning

Yep I didn’t notice it at the time, just heard commentary.

Brisbane's best game in over 12 months must be a new beginning

Some turning points.

1. Dearden gets taken late and high and not even a penalty.
2. Isaako kicks on the first from 20 meters out.
3. Cleary’s class to ice the field goal, however Brisbane not aware enough to get a quick player to 2nd marker to put pressure on.

I didn’t see it but on Fox they were saying Cleary was wobbly in the last 15 and should have been taken off for HIA. But instead the Panthers monitored him from the sideline, whatever that means. He obviously had no problem kicking the field goal so it was probably nothing. Did anyone else see it?

Very happy with that Broncos performance. Class still lacking in the makeshift backline, but there’s a lot to be said for tackling hard and running hard. TPJ showed his best position, Haas had his best game after missing the start of the season. Still struggling to see the value in Croft however the team really stuck to its game plan and Croft can take a lot of credit for that.

Brisbane's best game in over 12 months must be a new beginning

The Panthers completed at over 90% in the first half and went into the sheds behind. I’m happy to give Brisbane the props for that.

Brisbane's best game in over 12 months must be a new beginning

Baby steps

Brisbane's best game in over 12 months must be a new beginning

It’s amazing how halves can go from terrible to good solely based on how much room their forwards provide them. Croft went from desperately inadequate to breaking Penrith up the middle.

Good to see Isaako step up. With no Milford there had to be someone to take the dumb option and give up our momentum. Kicking in the first when we are on top with a set of 6 from 20 meters out. Jesus wept!

Brisbane's best game in over 12 months must be a new beginning