NRL underdog Tyson Gamble is exactly the voice the Broncos need for two years of ambiguity on the park, says league legend Peter Sterling.
Gamble made his mark on the national stage on Friday night as he marched his troops around the paddock and for a historic comeback to the Gold Coast Titans after trailing 22 points in the opening 15 minutes of play.
Thrown into the mix in place of Tom Dearden and Brodie Croft who were dumped at the reserve, Gamble had the opportunity to prove his worth in arguably the highest pressure position – the Broncos’ No.7 jersey – and he grabbed it. with both hands.
Teaming up with Anthony Milford, Gamble’s dominant organizational game has proven the leadership Brisbane is looking for, and Sterling believes it could be a turning point for the Queenslanders.
“We always knew there was so much ability in this team, but we finally saw a young player come in and be the voice he always wanted,” Sterling told Wide World of Sports’ Sterlo’s scarf.
“We’ve said it so many times before, especially for the half-back, body language is everything. The body language of this young man Tyson Gamble was fantastic.
“I don’t know if it was bravado or if that’s how it normally goes, but I think four games in four years in freshman he realized it was his opportunity, c ‘was his evening, and he just grabbed it.
“He got into the right position, with the right voice and the right body language, and everyone got around him. Nothing more than Anthony Milford.
“He knew where he needed to be because No.7 stood up and basically, through the way he imposed himself on the game, physically and vocally, everyone was like ‘okay, that’s how it should be “.”
Visibly upbeat Milford himself told Nine after Friday’s win how much easier it was to play his game with Gamble setting the pitch.
“He was really lippy, he got into that,” Milford said full time. “We played together at Souths Logan, he allowed me to play more freely and to choose my seats.
“I thought he was really good tonight.”
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The Broncos’ fourth halves have come together in eight weeks for 353 yards kicking and an assist, but more importantly, it was Gamble’s steady orchestration that saw the Broncos come back to the brink of another blow. when they fell considerably behind in the opening minutes of the match.
“I just want to talk about Tyson Gamble,” Storm great Billy Slater said after the Broncos’ win.
“He’s the one who organizes the game, he’s the one who talks and points.
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“He was exceptional in this game, he just gave so much structure and gave Milford that freedom.
“Without hearing what was being said on the pitch, you knew he had control of the pitch with his hands, his gestures he told people in which position and where to enter, that’s what you expect from a directive half . “
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