Captain Darius to steer Broncos in 2017
DARIUS BOYD IS THE HOT favourite to be named Broncos captain next year but there’s a push from former stars for hooker Andrew McCullough to get the gig. Vocal club legend Steve Renouf is pushing for generational change and tells me McCullough should get the job based on his reliability, temperament and respect among the playing group. Darren Lockyer has also talked up McCullough and Ben Hunt while also conceding Boyd and Sam Thaiday deserve to be in the mix.
Boyd’s form in 2016 was magnificent and if Bennett wants a skipper who leads by his actions more than words, then the fullback is perfect for the role.
Ironically, Boyd was offered the job this year but declined, prompting Bennett to hand the reins to another veteran, Corey Parker.