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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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To be fair, there is no Cooper Cronk or Jake Friend in the Broncos side to Marshall that youth. They are leaderless.

Anthony Seibold blames youth for Broncos' record loss

Exactly, they had to return to their clubs each weekend and then get together each week to travel down to Sydney. Little or no training sessions, travel in an era when players didn’t do it. At the time, Canberra were the furthest any team travelled. It was a mighty effort.

Bring back the Amco Cup

Milford got a hold of Radley’s arm and pulled it around his back while getting up. It was pretty poor to be honest.

Broncos, bow your heads in shame

Haas was virtually the only one to have a dig. Still ran for over 100 metres, made no errors and busted six tackles. the problem is he is only 20 and playing in the front row and yet is expected to last the full 80 and lead this side’s forwards every week. He’s in danger of burning out by the end of this year.

Broncos, bow your heads in shame

He needed once from each state. If you are talking Tassie, maybe Silk or one of their seamers.

The next best uncapped Test players from each state

I said my piece last night, but I think the most telling thing I saw was young Arthurs looking so releived and racing off for his 10 minutes in the bin. Putting the Morris boys up against a left edge of Farnsworth and Arthurs was simply cruel.

Seibold doesn’t look like he’s clicked or been able to adjust to the changes in the game, but that’s just compounding existing issues. the rules were changed well after they let in 56 against the Eels.

I’m seeing a coach unable to inspire his players and who is struggling to produce a well organised defensive structure. And I see a team with no on field leadership. I assume there is a fair chunk of cap tied up in Bird, Boyd and Milford. That on paper should be enough to provide experience and direction in the backline. Bird of course has been doing his best work in rehab for a long time now, but the other two are so far away from being leaders it’s painful. If you are young Arthurs and Farnsworth are you looking at you backline mates and feeling confident? Croft must be asking himself what he’s got into. Melbourne was stacked with leaders and here he’s already the captain!

Who are the leaders in the pack? Glenn is out, but in the past 18 months he’s often been a bench player. Gillett, MaGuire and McCullough all gone in the past 18 months. so you are left with a pack where a 20 years old prop is expected to play 80 minutes and lead the side each and every week. He had no starting teammates who had started even 10 games.

What sort of coach / recruitment policy assumes that you’ll never need a second hooker across a season? I really felt for young Paix. Thrown smack into the deep end to try and shore up the middle defence on debut when as i understand it, he’s as much a half as a hooker?

Lodge was the only player to try and inspire the troops, although as usual he did it in a pretty dumb way. Joe O has gone right off the boil, probably cut that he can’t jag a starting position.

Tuypin,. Fafita and TPG are to come back, but which of them is your leader?

How much pressure is Anthony Seibold under?

When you can bring in an international winger and shift an international to fullback to cover Tedesco, you are fine.

Look at what was replacing the six players above for Brisbane – Farnsworth with less than 10 games, Arthurs with less than 10, Paix on debut out of position, Bullimor with a handful of games and out of position, Hopoate with a handful of games and Carrigan with a handful of games.

How much pressure is Anthony Seibold under?

His early retirement has taken another leader from the club.

How much pressure is Anthony Seibold under?

Which senior player were there to do that though? In the forwards 20 year old Haas was the most experienced player on the field. I’m not sure any other forward had even started in 10 games. the coach is really poor at marshaling what resources he has. His two most experienced available forwards were on the bench together. I know Lodge is short of fitness, but I would have started with him and told him to rip in.

How much pressure is Anthony Seibold under?

I’d suggest loud booing as the players walked off at half time might have been spot on.

How much pressure is Anthony Seibold under?

They probably burned their bridges but I’d be throwing a line at Bennett’s long term assistant, Demetrio. Although I assume he’s been promised the post-Bennett gig at the Rabbitohs.

Otherwise, yeah Toovey or Walters is the best out there right now.

But this is the Broncos, why just look at out of work coaches. They have the coin to pay overs and take a coach from elsewhere. Throw the Farm at Robinson and have him consider a new challenge. Snatch O’Brien from Newcastle.

How much pressure is Anthony Seibold under?

I assume he means through school and in juniors.

How much pressure is Anthony Seibold under?

To be fair it didn’t inspire a lot of confidence and I stopped watching before the end.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

He said both codes have problems.

Australia cannot sustain two professional rugby codes

Go ask the Warriors if they think Canberra are hard done by. and the Storm, Broncos and especially Cowboys all travel significantly more than Canberra in a normal season.

Travel woes incoming for the Raiders

Long Interview with the CEO

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

I’m assuming teams make their plans and try to shut him down every week. Easier said than done.
Poor Turbo. He’s destined to be another Brett Stewart. The undisputed best fullback in the game and maybe one of the best players … except for that other fullback running around. At least Turbo can play centre.

Eels, Raiders and Knights stamp themselves as contenders for NRL 2020

Always

Eels, Raiders and Knights stamp themselves as contenders for NRL 2020

Special on the ABC 7:30 report tonight, so that should help.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

That ok Scott, I still haven’t forgiven the Dragons for ending the Canterbury dream in 1979.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

I’m thinking the smart coach anticipated that there would be focus on the ruck and the new rule and instructed his boys to get off the line fast. It’s up to the players to execute, but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t pre-planned.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

Yep, if you can bowl a defensive line just outside leg stump, you are in.

The Calendar Ashes: First Test, April

Actually I found two more.

Easts again – obviously a team that didn’t know how to win, between 1946 and 1953 they won 2 and were runners up 5 times in 8 years.

Brothers – did the same, 2 wins and 5 second in 8 years, between 1952 and 1959.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

So don’t infringe then.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

I’m sure there will be others but I’ve only done my work up to 1931. Look out for a long series of BRL articles later this year. you may be the only one who reads them 😁

Seven talking points from NRL Round 3