Broncos coach Kevin Walters has unveiled a surprising strategy, announcing that Selwyn Cobbo will undergo a positional shift from the wing to the centres, filling the void left by the departure of Herbie Farnworth.
Cobbo has been a prolific winger for the Red Hill club, accumulating 37 tries in 49 games over his three NRL seasons, earning spots in the Queensland and Australian representative teams.
Following Farnworth’s move to the Dolphins, creating a vacancy at left centre, Walters revealed on Monday that Cobbo will be the primary candidate for that role, edging out the 20-year-old rising star Deine Mariner. Walters emphasized that the shift aligns more naturally with Cobbo’s abilities, stating, “It’s probably a bit more natural for him in the centres than the wing.”
As the season progresses, the coaching staff will assess Cobbo’s performance in the new role, acknowledging that his youth and maturity will contribute to his development. Walters praised Cobbo’s intelligence on the field, emphasizing his aptitude for reading attacks, particularly in defensive situations, making him a valuable asset in the centre position.