Following each round of the NRL Premiership and Intrust Super 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 one of three positional categories (with the exception of Corey Oates, Darius Boyd and Jack Bird who are each considered in two positional categories due to their versatility):
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 basis is as follows:
The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:
Internal player rankings
Following Round 7 of the NRL and Intrust Super Cup, the player rankings are as follows:
Centres and wingers
Halves, hooker and fullback
Round 8 lineup
Based on the above analytical comparison, and with Gillett, Savelio, Taueli, Allan, Moses Pangai, Kahu and McCullough unavailable through injury, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 8 clash versus South Sydney would appear to be: