BULLETINS Brisbane will play its second-string team in Saturday night’s match against the Western Bulldogs after being forced to make a second change from the Queensland Cup final team.
Adam Clydsdale replaces Brad Sewell as the team’s third-string scrumhalf.
The Broncos, who have won three of their last four matches, were knocked out of the final last month, losing 27-24 to Sydney at the MCG.
Sewell has played five NRL games since being traded to Brisbane from the Bulldogs.
Brisbane have lost three straight and seven of their past 10 matches, with their loss to the Bulldogs in round four last year the last time they qualified for the finals.
“We know that we’ve got a lot of young guys that are hungry and have had some good experiences,” Broncos coach Anthony Griffin said.
I’m really excited to see the players that have come through the system.””
You want to make sure you have that opportunity and the opportunity to play some good footy.”
I’m really excited to see the players that have come through the system.
“They’re really, really talented, so we’ve really got to give them the opportunity and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
It’s been a difficult season for Brisbane, which lost its opening three games before finishing the year at the bottom of the ladder.
But Griffin is happy with the team he has inherited, and has spoken to the players to give some advice.
“This is our opportunity to try and do something special for a long time to come,” Griffin said on Thursday.
“(It) is what I like to do as a coach.”
If you can go through the year in a positive way, you can do whatever you want and you can give your best to achieve your goals.