The Brisbane Broncos have confirmed that incumbent Queensland Maroon’s head coach will succeed Anthony Siebold starting from the season 2021.
The Broncos made the announcement on 30 September in a move which appears to be designed more so to immediately improve public sentiment regarding the Broncos, rather than proven on field success.
Walters was not my preferred option (Best fit for the Broncos’ Head Coach for 2021), and his coaching performances at Origin level (where he had the pick of Queensland’s NRL talent) left little to convince me otherwise.
Nevertheless, a change was necessary for the Broncos, after the failed experiment with Anthony Siebold. Whether selecting Walters, who has even less NRL coaching experience than Sielbold did, and not signing a proven director football to drive player recruitment, is a wise choice remains to be seen.