1. Be cool and Register to set your username and display picture get the full features of the site. Talk Bulldogs NRL News, match reviews, live score, ladder, injuries, player signings and team performance.

News Why Brisbane Broncos should bring Lachlan Lewis ‘home’ to Red Hill

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by Spoonman84, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    12,097
    Likes Received:
    11,512
    Brisbane’s answer to their No.7 crisis could lie in one of the club’s most famous names.
    A wholesale review of the club’s playing roster gives the Broncos the perfect chance to have another crack at signing Canterbury playmaker Lachlan Lewis - the nephew of Immortal Wally ‘The King’ Lewis.

    The Red Hill hierarchy expressed interest in the now-23-year-old last year when he was on the market, only to eventually pinch Sean O’Sullivan from the Roosters instead.

    Lewis subsequently earned a new two-year deal at Belmore and played 15 games for the Bulldogs this season, taking his career tally to 24.

    But his 2019 campaign wasn’t all champagne and roses. He spent time playing reserve grade, bumped from the NRL by Jack Cogger, and also battled injury at times.

    He rallied to finish the season as a lock in the starting side and did enough to suggest he will be first-choice halves partner to Kieran Foran next year.

    Astonishingly, Lewis was ninth in the competition for one-on-one tackles in 2019, producing 63 from just his 15 games. In comparison Jake Trbojevic led the competition with 92 and is one of the NRL’s best tacklers.

    Lewis famously went head-to-head with South Sydney enforcer Sam Burgess and handled one of rugby league’s most intimidating jobs with aplomb.

    That defensive grit could serve Brisbane perfectly as coach Anthony Seibold searches for players who can muscle up when times are tough.

    Lewis also tore the Broncos apart with three try assists in Canterbury’s last game of the season.

    Lewis is free to negotiate with rival clubs from November 1 but foxsports.com.au can reveal the Bulldogs are yet to come to the table with an offer to keep the kid beyond 2020.

    Colloquially referred to by fans as the Prince of Belmore, Lewis has previously stated his desire to remain at the Bulldogs and become their long-term halfback.

    But if the club doesn’t table a significant upgrade and extension foxsports.com.au understands Lewis’ management are prepared to take their player to market.

    And the Broncos could be the beneficiary.

    Lewis will earn about $150,000 at the Bulldogs in 2020 but should command more as a regular starting playmaker.

    Brisbane has this week been linked to both Brodie Croft and Aidan Sezer, who would likely come at a higher price than Lewis.

    Lewis has family in Brisbane, as does his partner Stephanie, and the couple welcomed their first child in May.

    His famous uncle Wally played 46 games for the club and is a Queensland legend. There hasn’t been a Lewis playing at Red Hill since 1990.

    The Broncos are crying out for a halfback who can give the team some direction and shore up their defensive line.

    Coach Seibold promised a sweeping review of the playing roster following Sunday’s 58-0 drubbing at the hands of Parramatta.

    Darius Boyd and Anthony Milford - who both played in the halves this year - could be punted as a result of the review.

    The Broncos have banked on rookie playmaker Tom Dearden to be at the club long-term. O’Sullivan was a back-up this year but finished the season injured.

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...UgCyeMKfWGvhE6P0aSuqI0pzPp7-6O7X85wSrkrtrqZdY
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  2. Boxer

    Boxer THE BOSS

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2015
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    Swap for Fifita
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Howard Moon

    Howard Moon Kennel Immortal Gilded x2 Gilded Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    6,578
    Likes Received:
    3,413
    boot off
     
  4. GDR

    GDR Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded x2 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    4,551
    Likes Received:
    3,818
    Gees I hope the club doesn't get into a bidding war over Lewis .. he just aint worth decent halves money ..
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Best Post Best Post x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    19,478
    Likes Received:
    4,563
    I'll swap him for someone, but not give him away.
     
  6. craigo

    craigo Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    382
    If they are looking for a halfback who can give direction then Lewis isn’t for them. He has none. Can’t pass right to left, can’t grubber in goal but is the master probably the GOAT at doing a mid field nothing bomb to opposing sides
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
  7. Natboy

    Natboy Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2019
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    1,220
    If we re-sign him he’s shit
    If we let him go the same people will blow up saying we should’ve kept him
     
    • Agree Agree x 15
    • Like Like x 3
  8. hayes

    hayes Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    156
    Highly doubt he will go to the Broncos it been mentioned before there is bad blood there and is why he went to Canberra
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. GDR

    GDR Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded x2 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    4,551
    Likes Received:
    3,818
    money fixes all bad history
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Sancho2020

    Sancho2020 Kennel Immortal Gilded

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    31,962
    Likes Received:
    14,335
    Lol.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. c-b-b

    c-b-b Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    5,037
    Likes Received:
    3,284
    I think he's next to no chance of going to Brisbane.

    Doesn't want much to do with his uncle from past media reports and wouldn't want to live in his shadow.

    But he'll likely end up elsewhere.
     
    • Best Post Best Post x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Scoooby

    Scoooby Kennel Immortal Gilded Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    6,867
    Likes Received:
    4,190
    Maybe he can go to the broncs an play 47 games lol..

    I mean when he came onto the scene he was the next big thing, and cane in very well at the time, however was overhyped and short lived, he’s not terrible all an all, but I wouldn’t mind if he goes elsewhere..!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Bazildog

    Bazildog Kennel Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    909
    Likes Received:
    621
    giphylaughing.gif

    He's a Sydney boy now..
     
  14. Raysie

    Raysie Kennel Immortal

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    6,647
    Likes Received:
    2,441
    LOL The Broncos are going to have about 10 Fullbacks and 10 5/8s on their books.

    They need a real Halfback. Honestly you throw Maloney into that side, and they're a top 4 group.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  15. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Kennel Immortal

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    12,061
    Likes Received:
    5,275
    I’d happily keep him, as I think he may have a future as a lock, but I’m not willing to get in a bidding war over him.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. 086

    086 Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2019
    Messages:
    1,483
    Likes Received:
    332
    Promise him a statue too?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. cookieman909

    cookieman909 Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,766
    Likes Received:
    1,035
    I thought I read somewhere that the Broncos overlooked him and he wasn’t very happy at all about that. But then again money talks.
     
  18. Interestingg

    Interestingg Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    3,011
    Likes Received:
    1,507
    Could you imagine if they were dumb enough to do this lol
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  19. bricktamland

    bricktamland Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    722
    No Lewis will develop awesome defender future qld player he’s unorthodox in his footy but he pulls it off. Set try’s up against eels and broncos and saved many tries this year
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Best Post Best Post x 2
  20. bricktamland

    bricktamland Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    722
    Also he already said he wants to forge his own Lewis name not at the broncos. Dogs will have money to keep him and Foran said he prefers playing with Lewis
     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page