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):
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 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: