The Brisbane Broncos are one of the most successful clubs in the modern era of Australian rugby league. They have won six premierships since joining the NSWRL in 1988, three of which have come after the inception of the national competition in 1998.
However, these are tough times at Red Hill. The 2020 NRL season was difficult for everybody, but nobody suffered worse than the Broncos as they sank to the bottom of the ladder.
Can Kevin Walters steer the giants of Queensland back to the top? Let’s take a look at the odds for NRL 2021.
About the Brisbane Broncos
|Home ground:||Suncorp Stadium|
|Premierships:||Six – 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006|
|2020 ladder finish:||16th (3-17)|
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|2021 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4|
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- After the very disappointing season that was on display in 2020 the $34 they are offering at the start of the season for the premiership win is being very generous. Looking at the other options that are on display $5 for Broncos taking out the top sport in the Queensland teams is something we could see happen. With a new coach and new culture Broncos could really step up and get back to their old form and be the top Queensland team again.
- The bookies are not backing the Broncos at all to start the season with having them as the second lowest team likely to make the top 8. However with some of the veterans leaving the team and the new young guns coming in for a shot we could really see some heart come back into this team and creep into 7th or 8th position.
- Tom Dearden is the up and coming halfback for Broncos. With the terrible season last year we didn’t get to see what this young gun can really do. With Darius Boyd retired, it opens up the halfback position to Tom. The question at hand is whether Anthony Milford and him well be able to gel and work together. If they can work together we could see Tom being a real star this season and see him be competition for the Dally M medal.
2021 Brisbane Broncos draw
|1||Parramatta Eels||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, March 12||7:05pm|
|2||Gold Coast Titans||Cbus Super Stadium||Friday, March 19||7:05pm|
|3||Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs||Suncorp Stadium||Saturday, March 27||4:30pm|
|4||Melbourne Storm||AAMI Park||Friday, April 02||8:05pm|
|5||South Sydney Rabbitohs||Stadium Australia||Thursday, April 8||7:50pm|
|6||Penrith Panthers||Suncorp Stadium||Thursday, April 15||7:50pm|
|7||Parramatta Eels||TIO Stadium||Friday, April 23||7:55pm|
|8||Gold Coast Titans||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, April 30||7:55pm|
|9||North Queensland Cowboys||Queensland Country Bank Stadium||Saturday, May 8||7:35pm|
|10||Manly Sea Eagles||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, May 14||8:05pm|
|11||Sydney Roosters||Sydney Cricket Ground||Saturday, May 22||5:30pm|
|12||Melbourne Storm||Suncorp Stadium||Thursday, May 27||7:50pm|
|13||St. George Illawarra Dragons||Netstrata Jubilee Stadium||Thursday, June 03||7:50pm|
|14||Canberra Raiders||GIO Stadium||Saturday, June 12||7:35pm|
|15||South Sydney Rabbitohs||Suncorp Stadium||Thursday, June 17||7:50pm|
|16||Cronulla Sharks||Suncorp Stadium||Sunday, July 4||2:00pm|
|18||West Tigers||Suncorp Stadium||Saturday, July 18||4:05pm|
|19||Penrith Panthers||Panthers Stadium||Saturday, July 24||7:35pm|
|20||North Queensland Cowboys||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, July 30||7:55pm|
|21||Newcastle Knights||McDonald Jones Stadium||Thursday, August 5||7:50pm|
|22||Sydney Roosters||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, August 13||7:55pm|
|23||New Zealand Warriors||Suncorp Stadium||Sunday, August 22||4:05pm|
|24||Cronulla Sharks||Netstrata Jubilee||Saturday, August 28||5:30pm|
|25||Newcastle Knights||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, September 3||3:00pm|
Broncos players to watch in 2021
Kotoni Staggs was the player that gave Broncos fans a reason to watch last season. He is sidelined until mid-season due to an ACL injury, but he we expect he will have a big impact when he returns. With 10 tries and 18 goals in 14 appearances last year, he will want to continue on that and try and bring the Broncos into the top eight.
At just 21 years of age, Haas has already earned full caps for New South Wales and Australia. The gifted prop is one to keep your eye on when he has the ball as you are never sure what he will do. Having 61 tackle breaks and 1386 post-contact metres last season, he is one to watch when the Broncos are in need of someone to step up. Expect to see him in the New South Wales team this year.
Most people have lost faith in Jamayne Isaako to wear the no.1 jersey after two disappointing seasons. But if you look into his 2018 debut campaign, when he won Dally M Rookie of the Year and the top point-scorer for the season, we could see that man come back. With no Darius Boyd this season and Kevin Walters taking over as coach, the fullback jersey is Isaako’s for the taking. We expect his output to increase significantly this season.
Broncos records, stats and history
- Most games: 355 – Darren Lockyer
Most career points: 1222 – Corey Parker
Most points in a season: 272 – Darren Lockyer (1998)
Most career tries: 142 – Steve Renouf
Most tries in a season: 23 – Steve Renouf (1994)
Most points in a match: 24 – Lote Tuqiri (vs. Eagles, 2002)
- Most wins in a season: 18 (1992, 1998, 2000, 2011)
Most consecutive wins: 12 (1997-98)
Highest score in a match: 71 (vs. Knights, 2007)
Biggest winning margin: 71-6 (vs. Knights, 2007)
Largest home attendance: 52,347 (vs. Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium, 2016)
- Founded in 1988 as a direct result of Queensland’s early success in State of Origin, the Brisbane Broncos took only a few years to make their mark on the NSWRL. They won a pair of premierships before the schism of 1995 and added two more unique titles in the following years: the one and only Super League flag in 1997 and the very first NRL crown in 1998.
Long-serving local lads are the backbone of Brisbane’s success. The likes of Allan Langer, Kevin Walters, Shane Webcke, Corey Parker and games record holder Darren Lockyer served with distinction for many years and helped instil a culture of loyalty and ambition that is rare in modern-day expansion clubs.
Wayne Bennett is the grandfather of that winning ethos. The superstar coach manned the helm for all but six of Brisbane’s top-flight campaigns between 1988 and 2018, engineering each of their six premierships along the way. Bennett left to take charge of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2019, with former Bunnies boss Anthony Seibold picking up the reins at Red Hill. The disappointing performance of Broncos saw Anthony Seibold’s careers very short lived as he opted to leave the club in August 2020. This has allowed the to pick up Maroons coaching legend, Kevin Walters for the 2021 season.