Broncos Player Analysis: Round 9 Team Selection

Following the Broncos’ impressive victory against the Cronulla Sharks, attention now turns to the Broncos’ clash versus the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and which 17 available players make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the match.

To do this, we need to look at the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprises the Broncos’ senior squad.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprise the Broncos’ senior squad, each player is allocated into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility).

Those positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

To provide a realistic picture of each individual player’s on-field production, only data from those seasons, throughout the player’s professional career, where the player has played at least 13 games in the NRL or Queensland Cup, was considered. Where a player has not met that criteria, their productivity data was not assessed.

The KPI data considered for each positional group is based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories (excluding the fullback positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres, and multiple line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker positional groups.
  • To generate 100+ run metres, 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

The player rankings by position are as follows:

Round 9 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the Broncos’ aforementioned tactical basis and minimum required KPIs, and with Nui, Kelly, Turpin, Haas, Willison, Capewell and Piakura recovering from injury, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 9 clash vs the South Sydney Rabbitohs would appear to be as follows:

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Broncos Player Analysis: Round 8 Team Selection

Following the Broncos’ impressive performance against the Canterbury Bulldog, attention now turns to the Broncos’ clash versus the Cronulla Sharks, and which 17 available players make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the match.

To do this, we need to look at the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprises the Broncos’ senior squad.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprise the Broncos’ senior squad, each player is allocated into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility).

Those positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

To provide a realistic picture of each individual player’s on-field production, only data from those seasons, throughout the player’s professional career, where the player has played at least 13 games in the NRL or Queensland Cup, was considered. Where a player has not met that criteria, their productivity data was not assessed.

The KPI data considered for each positional group is based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories (excluding the fullback positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres, and multiple line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker positional groups.
  • To generate 100+ run metres, 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

The player rankings by position are as follows:

Round 8 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the Broncos’ aforementioned tactical basis and minimum required KPIs, and with Nui, Kelly, Turpin, Willison, Carrigan, and Piakura recovering from injury, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 8 clash vs the Cronulla Sharks would appear to be as follows:

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Broncos Player Analysis: Round 7 Team Selection

Following the Broncos’ disappointing performance against the Penrith Panthers, attention now turns to the Broncos’ clash versus the Canterbury Bulldogs, and which 17 available players make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the match.

To do this, we need to look at the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprises the Broncos’ senior squad.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprise the Broncos’ senior squad, each player is allocated into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility).

Those positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

To provide a realistic picture of each individual player’s on-field production, only data from those seasons, throughout the player’s professional career, where the player has played at least 13 games in the NRL or Queensland Cup, was considered. Where a player has not met that criteria, their productivity data was not assessed.

The KPI data considered for each positional group is based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories.
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to individually break the opposition’s defensive line or create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker and fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

The player rankings by position are as follows:

Round 7 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the Broncos’ aforementioned tactical basis and minimum required KPIs, and with Nui, Kelly, Willison, Carrigan, and Piakura recovering from injury, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 7 clash vs the Canterbury Bulldogs would appear to be as follows:

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Broncos Player Analysis: Round 6 Team Selection

Following the Broncos’ hard fought but disappointing performance against the Sydney Roosters, attention now turns to the Broncos’ clash versus the Penrith Panthers, and which 17 available players make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the match.

To do this, we need to look at the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprises the Broncos’ senior squad.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprise the Broncos’ senior squad, each player is allocated into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility).

Those positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

To provide a realistic picture of each individual player’s on-field production, only data from those seasons, throughout the player’s professional career, where the player has played at least 13 games in the NRL or Queensland Cup, was considered. Where a player has not met that criteria, their productivity data was not assessed.

The KPI data considered for each positional group is based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories.
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to individually break the opposition’s defensive line or create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker and fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

The player rankings by position are as follows:

Round 6 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the Broncos’ aforementioned tactical basis and minimum required KPIs, and with Farnworth, Kelly, Willison, Carrigan, and Piakura recovering from injury, and Flegler and Haas suspended, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 6 clash vs the Penrith Panthers would appear to be as follows:

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Broncos Player Analysis: Round 5 Team Selection

Following the Broncos’ disappointing performance against the New Zealand Warriors, attention now turns to the Broncos’ clash versus the Sydney Roosters, and which 17 available players make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the match.

To do this, we need to look at the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprises the Broncos’ senior squad.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprise the Broncos’ senior squad, each player is allocated into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility).

Those positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

To provide a realistic picture of each individual player’s on-field production, only data from those seasons, throughout the player’s professional career, where the player has played at least 13 games in the NRL or Queensland Cup, was considered. Where a player has not met that criteria, their productivity data was not assessed.

The KPI data considered for each positional group is based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories.
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to individually break the opposition’s defensive line or create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker and fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

The player rankings by position are as follows:

Round 5 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the Broncos’ aforementioned tactical basis and minimum required KPIs, and with Kelly, Willison, Carrigan, and Piakura recovering from injury, and Flegler suspended, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 5 clash vs the Sydney Roosters would appear to be as follows:

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Broncos Player Analysis: Round 4 Team Selection

Following the Broncos’ hugely disappointing performance against the North Queensland Cowboys, attention now turns to the Broncos’ clash versus the New Zealand Warriors, and which 17 available players make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the match.

To do this, we need to look at the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprises the Broncos’ senior squad.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprise the Broncos’ senior squad, each player is allocated into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility).

Those positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

To provide a realistic picture of each individual player’s on-field production, only data from those seasons, throughout the player’s professional career, where the player has played at least 13 games in the NRL or Queensland Cup, was considered. Where a player has not met that criteria, their productivity data was not assessed.

The KPI data considered for each positional group is based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories.
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to individually break the opposition’s defensive line or create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker and fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

The player rankings by position are as follows:

Round 4 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the Broncos’ aforementioned tactical basis and minimum required KPIs, and with Willison, Riki, Capewell and Piakura recovering from injury, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 4 clash vs the New Zealand Warriors would appear to be as follows:

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Broncos Player Analysis: Round 3 Team Selection

Following the Broncos’ hard fought victory against the Canterbury Bulldogs, attention now turns to the Broncos’ clash versus the North Queensland Cowboys, and which 17 available players make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the match.

To do this, we need to look at the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprises the Broncos’ senior squad.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprise the Broncos’ senior squad, each player is allocated into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility).

Those positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

To provide a realistic picture of each individual player’s on-field production, only data from those seasons, throughout the player’s professional career, where the player has played at least 13 games in the NRL or Queensland Cup, was considered. Where a player has not met that criteria, their productivity data was not assessed.

The KPI data considered for each positional group is based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories.
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to individually break the opposition’s defensive line or create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker and fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

The player rankings by position are as follows:

Round 3 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the Broncos’ aforementioned tactical basis and minimum required KPIs, and with Willison recovering from injury, and Flegler suspended, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 3 clash vs the North Queensland Cowboys would appear to be as follows:

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Broncos Player Analysis: Round 2 Team Selection

Following the Broncos’ surprising victory against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, attention now turns to the Broncos’ clash versus the Canterbury Bulldogs, and which 17 available players make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the match.

To do this, we need to look at the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprises the Broncos’ senior squad.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which comprise the Broncos’ senior squad, each player is allocated into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility).

Those positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

To provide a realistic picture of each individual player’s on-field production, only data from those seasons, throughout the player’s professional career, where the player has played at least 13 games in the NRL or Queensland Cup, was considered. Where a player has not met that criteria, their productivity data was not assessed.

The KPI data considered for each positional group is based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories.
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to individually break the opposition’s defensive line or create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker and fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

The player rankings by position are as follows:

Round 2 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the Broncos’ aforementioned tactical basis and minimum required KPIs, and with Willison recovering from injury, and Flegler suspended, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 2 clash vs the Canterbury Bulldogs would appear to be as follows:

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Broncos Player Analysis: Round 1 Team Selection

Following each round of the NRL Premiership and Queensland Cup, each contracted Broncos player’s season-to-date performance is analysed and ranked against their internal competition.

This analysis process initially categorises players into four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived versatility):

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category is then considered, using data sourced from the NRL and QRL.

Different weightings are then assigned to the KPI data considered for each positional group based on the assumption that the cornerstones of the Broncos’ tactical approach is as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories.
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to individually break the opposition’s defensive line or create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker and fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players make up the Broncos’ most productive team.

Internal player rankings

Following the conclusion of the 2021 NRL and Queensland Cup competitions, the player rankings were as follows:

Round 1 line-up

Based on the above analytical comparison, and with Willison, Reynolds and Nui recovering from injury, and Flegler suspended, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 1 clash vs the South Sydney Rabbitohs would appear to be as follows:

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Season 2022: Early Preview

With the Broncos’ 2021 NRL campaign in the books, and the club already having seemingly filled their Top 30 senior squad for the 2022 NRL season, it’s an opportune time to look at the on-field production of each player in that senior squad in order to identify their comparative ranking and how the Broncos might line up in the new campaign.

Methodology

In assessing the on-field production and the comparative ranking of each player which will seemingly comprise the Broncos’ Top 30 squad for the 2022 season, each player from that squad has been allocated into one of four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their notional versatility).

Those four positional categories consist of:

  • forwards;
  • halves and hooker;
  • centres and wingers; and
  • fullback.

Once categorised, each player’s output in defined key performance indicators (KPIs) for their respective positional category has then been considered, using data sourced from the 2021 NRL and QRL seasons.

Different weightings were then assigned to the KPI data considered for each positional group based on the assumption that the cornerstone of the Broncos’ tactical approach in 2022 will be as follows:

  • To have minimal missed tackles (<2 missed tackles per player per game) in all positional categories.
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple offloads per game from each player in the forward positional group (to create second phase play for the halves, hooker and/or fullback to individually break the opposition’s defensive line or create line break opportunities for the centre and winger positional group).
  • To generate 100+ run metres and multiple line breaks per game from each player within the centre and wing positional group.
  • To generate 100+ kicking metres and multiple line breaks, line break assists, and forced drop outs per game from each player in the halves and hooker and fullback positional groups.

The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:

  • how each player ranks against their internal competition within their positional category; and
  • which 17 players would appear to make up the Broncos’ most productive team for the 2022 NRL season.

Internal player rankings

Line up

Based on the above analytical comparison, the 17 players which would appear to comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for the 2022 NRL season would appear to be as follows:

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