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Brisbane will go into their fourth NRL Telstra Women's Premiership campaign as favourites after three-straight titles but coach Kelvin Wright says it's important for his side to reset their mentality.

The Broncos have dominated the NRLW since its inception in 2018 with Wright coaching the past two premiership victories.

With a star-studded squad that includes the likes of marquee players Ali Brigginshaw, Millie Boyle, Amber Hall and Tamika Upton, many are predicting the Broncos to make it a fourth title.

However, a new-look competition that includes three new teams and almost a 50 percent player turnover across the game welcomes a new challenge for Wright and his team.

"We address the fact that it's (the success) in the past, we put it to bed very quickly," Wright told

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"We're really proud of our history and want to make sure we take our learnings and keep the culture that's being built.

"But at the same time we've got to make sure we're not complacent and that we reset.

"Half of our squad have never been in this team or this environment before. We've got about 12 players who are yet to debut. This team hasn't won anything.

"We have to make sure we're doing all the little things that have made us a step ahead of everyone else."

Wright said part of the process is keeping the core star players in the side "challenged" to avoid any hint of complacency while nurturing through the next generation of talent.

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The Broncos coach has played a big part in developing the likes of Upton, Hall and Tarryn Aiken since taking over the side in recent seasons.

"You forget that some of these players have played less than 10 NRLW games, it's not much," Wright said.

"They're getting better but we've got to make sure we adapt and challenge them as players.

"A lot of the new players have pushed their case and we'll see some play in round one while others will get an opportunity throughout the season.

"Nakita Sao was in our squad last year but has come on in leaps and bounds. We've got Jada Ferguson and Sara Sautia… China Polata… they were all eligible for under 19s in 2021.

"We have a focus on the young crop and we want them to push the more experienced players."

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The Broncos will meet the Roosters to open the season in a 2020 grand final rematch with game time increased from 60 to 70 minutes.

"It's difficult going into round one because it can be so unpredictable, that's why we concentrate on ourselves," Wright said.

"There are some great players across all teams and hopefully more players get put under fatigue which will make for a more exciting competition."


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