New Broncos recruit James Roberts will be given every opportunity to make the right centre position vacated by Justin Hodges his own.
Now at his fourth club and with 32 tries from 52 games in the NRL, Roberts is a proven match-winner in the mould of past Broncos greats such as Steve Renouf.
As James Roberts started his time at Brisbane, his new coach Wayne Bennett said the centre has a chance to turn his two-year deal into a "lifetime" contract.
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These four players get their hands on the ball more than any other and are entrusted to control each set of six and create try-scoring opportunities.
The lock is one of the busiest positions in rugby league and these five players are the best of the bunch heading into the 2016 season.
Former Titan and reigning Dally M centre of the year James Roberts has signed a two-year deal with 2015 grand finalists the Brisbane Broncos.
Wayne Bennett has warned Paul Green or any current NRL coach against taking the vacant Maroons role, while endorsing assistant Kevin Walters for the top job.
Broncos assistant coach Kevin Walters has expressed his desire to take up the vacant Queensland head coaching role.
Promising forward Salesi Funaki has joined the Broncos from the Wests Tigers on a two-year deal that will see him reunite with a number of Junior Kangaroos.