2022-05-11 01:39:00

Details of an off-season meeting between Broncos powerbrokers and coach Kevin Walters have been revealed amid the club’s resurgence as a finals contender.

Walters was appointed Broncos coach in 2021 following Anthony Seibold’s departure and could only muster a 14th place finish.

The Broncos then made the shock decision to extend Walters’ contract before the 2022 season had even begun.

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Walters is repaying the faith and has appeared more relaxed and at ease in his role as his side put together a string of strong performances to down the Rabbitohs and Sharks on their way to a three-win streak.

There has been a clear attitude shift in the Broncos camp, and Paul Kent has revealed the sit-down chat which turned the club’s fortunes around.

“The big change in the Broncos, is they went away and had a sit down over the summer and they said all right what does our team look like,” Kent said.

“Kevvie when you have finished coaching this side what does it look like, what does a Kevin Walters coached Broncos team look like?

“Kevvie sort of sat back and probably had never thought about it in those terms before, so what happened out of that is Kevvie has gone away and had a think about it because if you don’t know what your end result is how do you get there.

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“What has happened is they have come back and the Broncos are now very clear on what a Broncos team looks like.

“We hear other clubs talking about Roosters football or Storm football, the Broncos have a clear idea about what their style is like… Kevvie is clear in his head so that dictates his training sessions, it dictates their recruitment, it dictates their whole roster formation and who they go after.

“Out of that is what we are starting to see now is the consistency of how they play, the players are aware of what is required.”

The Daily Telegraph’s Paul Crawley explained the shift in the attitude of Kevin Walters is clear to see, as his side push for a top-eight spot.

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The pressure easing on Walters has coincided with the arrival of one man, who could have been the missing piece in the Broncos puzzle all along.

“At the start of the season, your probably best hope is that the Broncos would fight for an eight spot, now they are in the eight they have beaten South twice, they have beaten the Sharks,” Crawley said.

“Now with Adam Reynolds there, I reckon there has been this significant body language change with Kevvie Walters, he just looks relaxed, he looks like he belongs.

“There was times last year when you wondered if he was up to being a head coach.”

“The thing about Kevvie, you’d love to play poker with him, he just wears emotions,” Kent said.

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