With the 2018 season drawing nearer, we will begin to look at how each team is shaping up for the season ahead.

Today, we dissect competition heavyweights; The Brisbane Broncos – and what their best 17 looks like.

Broncos 2022 Player Movements

2022 Gains
Logan Bayliss (2023), Kurt Capewell (Penrith Panthers, 2024), Corey Jensen (North Queensland Cowboys, 2023), Brenko Lee (Melbourne Storm, 2023), Jordan Pereira (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2023), Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2024), Billy Walters (Wests Tigers, 2022)
2022 Losses
John Asiata (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Ethan Bullemor (released), Xavier Coates (Melbourne Storm), Dale Copley (released), Brodie Croft (Salford Red Devils), Tom Dearden (North Queensland Cowboys), Alex Glenn (retired), Matthew Lodge (New Zealand Warriors), Anthony Milford (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Tevita Pangai Junior (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Reece Walsh (New Zealand Warriors)
Jesse Arthars (2023), Selwyn Cobbo (2023), Thomas Flegler (2023), Tyson Gamble (2023), Kobe Hetherington (2023), Albert Kelly (2022), David Mead (2022), Tesi Niu (2023), Cory Paix (2023), Keenan Palasia (2022), Brendan Piakura (2024), Jordan Riki (2024), TC Robati (2024), Kotoni Staggs (2025), Jake Turpin (2022), Xavier Willison (2023)
Off Contract 2021
Danny Levi, Isaiah Tass, Ben Te'o

2018 Predicted Lineup

  1. Anthony Milford
  2. Corey Oates
  3. Jack Bird
  4. James Roberts
  5. Jordan Kahu
  6. Darius Boyd ©
  7. Sam Scarlett
  8. Joe Ofahengaue
  9. Andrew McCullough
  10. Sam Thaiday
  11. Alex Glenn
  12. Matt Gillett
  13. Josh McGuire
  14. Kodi Nikorima
  15. Jaydn Su’A
  16. Korbin Sims
  17. Tevita Pangai Junior

Reserves: Andre Savelio, Sam Tagatese, Marion Seve, Jonus Pearson.

Coach: Wayne Bennett

The Big Question: Should he remain at five-eighth; will Anthony Milford be able to make the same impact on the game without a dominant halves partner?

Predicted Finish: 8th

Author's Note: An interesting one that’s for sure. Would a positional switch between Darius Boyd and Anthony Milford provide the spark that Brisbane is lacking, or will it further the side’s chances of a slide down the ladder?

Also, Matthew Lodge has been intentionally left out of the team. You know why.

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