They have a long history of basically openly rorting the cap. It's amazing how they got a spoonThey have all the makings of a really great team atm.
The challenge will be how they handle losing blokes to salary cap pressure.
We have seen how badly the salry cap has made us constantly change our team.
Can they handle that? Im not sure. Havent really followed qld cup at all so no idea how their pathway teams are going atm.
No doubt they will lock down walsh and ezra.
Through in haas and carrigan, staggs and they have a solid base.
But they are already losing farnworth and flegler so massive losses their as they have been two of their best. Farnworth in particular offers a lot of x factor.
We have seen we have been able to replace guys... not only replace them but in some ways we have bought in better players..
For example tago is better than momorovski and burton..
Turuva/tiny are better than mansour was at the end for us. Staines had a solid gf last year too..
Sorenson imo come on better than tetevano and has done a solid job replacing kiks.. not better than kiks but man hes had a crack..
Lenui filled the whole tamou left and killed it.
Can the broncs do that? The hardest part about being succesful is staying there..
Weve seen the eels this year most likely miss the 8 after the gf last year.
Souths are 50/50 to make the 8 after being a top team the last few years...
Its incredible how good the club is going.
Without watching brissies junior teams and qld cup its hard to tell where they are at as a club..
have they just got an awesome bunch of blokes this year and its clicked... or have they got the pathways right and they are going to be able to replace the fleglers and farnworths with new kids who will be as good or better like our blokes have been...
Time will tell..
But this year they are as good a chance to win the comp as us imo. Theres not much between us