Brisbane coach Kevin Walters has revealed he will name three playmakers in his team for Sunday’s Round 2 game against Canterbury.
But he hasn’t decided who will partner club debutant Adam Reynolds in the starting side.
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In his absence, Albert Kelly and Billy Walters steered the ship and masterminded the upset win over last year’s grand finalists.
With Reynolds back and slotting straight into the No.7 jersey, only one of the two incumbent halves will be able to start at five-eighth.
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The coach, though, plans to squeeze both into the 17.
“All three will be in the team somewhere,” Walters revealed on Nine’s 100% Footy last night.
Both Billy Walters and Kelly were impressive in Friday’s Round 1 victory, and neither would deserve to be dropped in normal circumstances.
The return of Reynolds will almost certainly squeeze Tyrone Roberts out of the team, who played the bench utility role against the Rabbitohs.
Roberts only came into the game late and played a running role through the middle of the field, and one of Kelly or Walters looks set to assume that job.
Coach Walters says it’s tough to leave either player out of the starting line-up.
“That’s a tough one for us,” Walters said.
Fatty calls for Billy Walters to partner with Adam Reynolds
“Both players have got great qualities in their games. I think we’re very fortunate to have two players of Albert and Billy’s ability at our expense.
“I think Adam will bring the best out in either one of those guys as well, with his leadership and his guidance.
“It’s a tough one for us. We’ll make that decision over the week.
“Albie, I worked with him last year, he’s got so much energy and he’s a real footy player. Same with Billy, and I thought his game was really good as well.
“We’ll make that decision later in the week.”
All Round 2 NRL teams will be named at 4pm today.
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