2016 Best Buys: Brisbane Broncos

NothingButLeague is looking at the best buys for each club in the National Rugby League.  In this article we look at last year’s runners-up, Brisbane Broncos.  Christmas came early for the Broncos when they secured one of the most exciting prospects in the game.  Could this end the Broncos premiership drought?

  1. Carlin Anderson
    Previous Club: 
    Ipswich Jets

Those who follow the Intrust Super Cup closely will be aware of how talented Carlin Anderson is.  Anderson was outstanding for Ipswich on their way to a maiden premiership.

Confident in general play, Anderson completes his game with exceptional goal kicking abilities.  This is why he was being chased by several clubs before eventually signing on with the Broncos.

Whether we see him play in the National Rugby League next season is debatable.  We may see him replace Darius Boyd at the back during the State of Origin period.  However I hope the Broncos give him a spot in their Auckalnd Nines side next month.

  1. James Roberts
    Winger, Centre
    Previous Club: 
    Gold Coast Titans

In the eyes of super coach Wayne Bennett, James Roberts is the Steve Renouf of the modern era.

Renouf was gifted will brilliant speed as he became an integral part of Brisbane’s success in the 1990’s.  In 183 games for the club, The Pearl scored 142 tries.  A brilliant record by the boy from Murgon.

Roberts has proven at National Rugby League level over the past three seasons that he can follow in the same footsteps as Renouf.  He’s scored 32 tries in 52 appearances spanning three clubs.

There has been some criticism at Roberts off-field behaviour which saw him sacked from South Sydney and Penrith.  Wayne Bennett is the right coach to ensure he stays on the straight and narrow, remaining focused on footy.

Expect Roberts to earn a Blues jumper now that he’s at Red Hill.

Unfortunately because of Robert’s arrival at the club the future of Dale Copley and, or Lachlan Maranta is in doubt as the Broncos look to stay under the salary cap.


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