Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has revealed a shock decision before the club’s must-win game against the Panthers this weekend – Sam Thaiday will wear the number one jersey.
The master tactician has been criticised in recent months for rotating his key positions around too much, however, this move may be a bridge too far for many Broncos fans.
“I don’t talk positions too much, Sammy has been solid in the hooking role so fullback isn’t beyond him,” Bennett told reporters at training this morning.
“He’s definitely better under the high ball than David Mead, in fact he is better under any ball than David Mead.”
But Thaiday’s move to the backs may not be the biggest surprise Bennett announces before game day with a bolter tipped to take on the halfback role.
“I might have a crack at half, it’s been a while since I played but f*#k it, I don’t have a seven executing my game plan at the moment,” Bennet said.
When asked where that move would leave the likes of Hunt and Nikorima, Bennett gave the punters even more surprises to chew on.
“Kodi will be rotated to a masseuse role and Ben will play up in the front row,” Bennett replied