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Six realistic Brisbane Broncos signings for 2022

23 Jun 21, 7:36PM 0 Comments

Written by Joshua Dean

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The Brisbane Broncos are currently in the worst state of the club’s history. Promising players are leaving to go elsewhere, potential signings are moving to other clubs for less money and reportedly, the players have now revolted against Kevin Walters.

Their situation cannot get much worse, however, it can get a lot better, with some smart, savvy signings for the 2022 season and beyond. Ben Ikin has just been announced as the new Head of Football at the Broncos, so today we are going to give him some potential targets that would make Brisbane competitive once again.

MATTHEW DUFTY

Yes, he may still have much to learn defence wise, however he is so talented in attack, that the Broncos must attempt to sign him. He could become one of the best fullbacks in the world if given the right opportunity and at Brisbane, he could have a chance to do so.

DANIEL TUPOU

Tupou seems to be out of favour at the Roosters. As a former representative winger at both International and Origin level, he could provide some talent and experience to a youthful Broncos outfit. He could be a great replacement for Xavier Coates, due to his height and skill under the high ball.

SEBASTIAN KRIS

Young, hungry and talented are the three skills that the Broncos will be looking for in their signings. Sebastian Kris, who has been a revelation at Canberra this season, is only 22 years old with bucket loads of talent. He would be an under the radar signing that the Broncos would not normally make. Adding to this, he was born in Brisbane and lived there till he was eight, so Kris to the Broncos may happen.

Sebastian Kris playing for Canberra

SHAUN JOHNSON

Getting the spine right in a rugby league team is so crucial for success. It has been one of the biggest issues the Broncos have had in recent years. There are so many options this offseason in this position. After securing one of the best kickers in the game in Adam Reynolds, it would be smart to pair him with a great runner of the ball. Shaun Johnson is one the best ball runners in the halves as well as an above average playmaker. The combination of Johnson and Reynolds would be world-class, making this a must do for the Broncos. (UPDATE. Johnson has now signed with the Warriors on a 2-year deal)

AIDEN TOLMAN

Experience and leadership are two essential components any sports team must have. Currently, the Broncos lack both majorly. Signing Aiden Tolman, a hard-working experience prop would be very helpful for the club. He is a true professional, who does so many little things on the football field that others do not. This signing could be done cheap too because he is getting on in age, so there is no excuse here.

Aiden Tolman playing for the Cronulla Sharks

KURT CAPWELL

Origin star Kurt Capewell seems destined to head north to the Broncos for next season. There have been countless reports of the signing happening, it is now just up to both parties to get it over the line. He has emerged as one of the best second rowers in our game and can even play centre, another weakness at Brisbane if required. The question here will be if Capewell just looks good in a great team, or if he really can raise the floor of a struggling side like the Broncos.

All of these signings may look great on paper, however, we have seen it go horribly wrong in the past, so hopefully, for the Broncos faithful, whoever they do sign makes the rebuild go faster and we see the Brisbane Broncos are back where they belong, in contention to win the premiership.

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