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Steve Renouf insists it is time for his former Broncos teammates Ben and Shane Walker to get a start as NRL coaches after eight successful seasons at the helm of the Ipswich Jets.

In this week's NRL Podcast, Renouf analyses the Walker brothers' winning strike rate of 57.8% in the Intrust Super Cup through 191 games, comparable with Des Hasler's 58.1% record at Manly and Canterbury and well ahead of Ivan Cleary's overall win rate in the NRL of 46.7%.

The brothers, who were close to getting the Titans job this year, have achieved sustained success at one of the state league's poorest clubs and without NRL-affiliated players coming back to them on a regular basis.

"I'd love them to get a run at a club like Parramatta or Canterbury and see what they can do with a lot more resourcing," Renouf says. "They are good coaches and the way they man manage is very important."

The former Brisbane centre also discusses why the Broncos' 12-10 win over the Sharks enhanced their finals credentials and points to why Titans five-eighth AJ Brimson's defensive technique is proving so effective close to the line.

He hits out at critics of Johnathan Thurston who believe he has played a season too long and explains why he believes St George Illawarra will bounce back from their mini-slump against the Warriors.

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