Wayne Bennett Set To Give Matt Lodge Starting Spot

“I’ll be starting with Matt”

Wayne Bennett Set To Give Matt Lodge Starting Spot Image Credit: Daily Telegraph

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett is set to give controversial prop Matt Lodge first crack in the front row for the 2018 season. 

Bennett sees Lodge, who recently signed a one-year $85,000 deal, as the man to lead the Broncos Premiership charge in 2018. 

“I’ll be starting with Matt,” the Broncos coach told The Courier Mail. 

“Look, he’s a huge body. I believe he’s got the ability to handle the step up.

“Matt is a talented young prop. He is a rare talent for the position that he plays and he impressed me with the way he fitted in at our training sessions (last season as a member of Brisbane’s feeder-club Redcliffe).

“Adam Blair is moving on, so having Matt’s presence will help us enormously in the front row.”

Lodge only has 12 first-grade games to his name and hasn't played in the NRL since 2015. 

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