Brisbane Broncos coach Kevin Walters admits “it will take time” for the club to regain their winning streak after tonight’s 28-16 loss to the Gold Coast Titans.
Titans recruits David Fifita was at his best tonight, as he reminded his former team how much he will miss him, with a star performance that included two tries. He also finished the game with 136 meters of run, including 40 after contact.
But the Broncos will undoubtedly point the finger at after finishing the game with 17 total errors and a 67% completion rate, which proved costly as they struggled to score points before winning. two late consolation tries.
The 0-2 start to the season is a rude wake-up call for the club who finished last year’s Wooden Spoons, which was the first time in history that the club has been so low.
Walters, who was not appointed coach of the Broncos until the end of last season, was asked after the game if the job of straightening the club could possibly prove too difficult.
A provocative Walters responded and said “improvements from previous years” are noticeable at the club, but admitted that there is still a long way to go before significant changes start to occur.
“Coaching in the NRL is tough no matter which side you are on,” Walters told reporters after the game.
“Although we don’t win, I’m really determined, everyone in the club is, that we can turn the tide.
“I think everyone has seen improvements over previous years, although it’s not quite the periods we need, but we’re in the second round.
“I didn’t expect to wave the magic wand and everything will be fixed, it’s not the real world.
“It’s going to take a while, but we’re on the right track, I think, for the Broncos to play better and win.”
David Fifita scores his second try for the Titans
And it wasn’t just Walters feeling the heat after the loss, with forward Tevita Pangai Junior admitting his team “didn’t show up” when asked where it all went wrong after the game. .
“We knew they would come and play,” Pangai Junior told Nine.
“We knew they didn’t show up last week, but they have former Broncos players and you know what it’s like when they run up against the old team.
“We just didn’t come tonight. It’s about playing the 80 minutes of every game.
“We have to keep competing. I felt that last year we let a lot of games go by, but if you keep competing the results will come.”