In recruitment news, the Broncos have announced the re-signing of New Zealand born second rower Jaydn Su’A on a two-year deal.
It is a solid re signing for the Broncos and follows on from the retention of boom prop Payne Haas.
While their on field production this season would indicate Haas, Lodge, Carrigan, Pangai Jnr and Fai should be the starting 5 forwards in season 2019, Su’A, Ofahengaue and McGuire would form a strong bench.
2018 performance data after Round 19
Given the stand out performances of Lodge and Pangai Jnr this season and both players being off contract at season’s end, it is somewhat of a surprise that the Broncos have prioritised re-signing Su’A over those two players, who have both proven themselves to be far more productive on the field.
Then again this is the same recruitment team that in the last 7 months has spent unnecessary cap space on re-signing persistently underperforming edge forwards Alex Glenn and Matt Gillett.