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 four positional categories (with some players considered in multiple positional categories due to their perceived 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 approach is as follows:
The findings provide an invaluable insight as to:
Internal player rankings
Following Round 8 of the NRL and Round 9 of the Intrust Super Cup, the player rankings are as follows:
Round 9 lineup
Based on the above analytical comparison, and with McCullough injured, and Paix, Tanah Boyd, Vudogo, Farnworth, and Bullemor unavailable as Elite Development Players, the 17 players which comprise the Broncos’ most productive team for their Round 9 clash versus the Manly Sea Eagles would appear to be as follows (with the proposed interchange rotations also outlined below):