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In a series analysing who will line up in each position for all 16 teams in the opening round of the Telstra Premiership in 2021, NRL.com looks at the Brisbane Broncos.

NRL.com says: Youngster Tesi Niu was first-choice fullback before being injured last year and looks the most dynamic option at the back, although new coach Kevin Walters has hinted Jamayne Isaako may get another crack at the No.1 jersey to start 2021.

Three into two in the halves doesn't go but there will be pressure on Anthony Milford if he does start the season over Brodie Croft.

Another impressive youngster in Jordan Riki will be pushing for a start in the back row sooner rather than later. Jesse Arthars and Dale Copley are vying for the centre spot left vacant by Kotoni Staggs's ACL injury.

Veteran hooker Andrew McCullough is likely to have to bide his time behind Jake Turpin, who missed most of 2020 through injury.

Jamie Soward says: It's going to be around their spine – will Milford be able to deliver under Walters' new style of attack? They haven't got the fullback spot right since Darius Boyd left the first time and they need someone consistently able to deliver week after week. Tesi Niu should get the spot early on.

Their pack should be able to compete but their spine just doesn't create enough points.

Jamayne's had his chance there and didn't play to his capabilities if he wanted to be a fullback. If you want to be a fullback you have to be doing exceptional things all the time and he wasn't doing that.