Underneath-fire Broncos star Selwyn Cobbo has revealed he walked out of an important conflict in opposition to Parramatta final season “as a result of we have been getting flogged”.
It’s one other revelation from his look on the ‘Again of the 135’ podcast in October, the place he described Broncos coach Kevin Walters as a “good particular person” however not a “good coach”.
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Cobbo, who loved a breakout 2022 season for the Broncos and Queensland, was rested from Brisbane’s Spherical 24 sport in opposition to the Parramatta Eels attributable to fatigue.
It was a must-win sport for the Broncos, who had slipped from fourth to eighth and have been susceptible to lacking out on finals if their poor outcomes continued.
The Eels thrashed the Broncos 53-6 and with Parramatta main 31-6 at halftime, Cobbo had seen sufficient.
The winger, who was watching the sport from the sidelines at Suncorp Stadium, confessed he left midway by the hammering.
“I sat out that sport. They make you go to the sport and I left at halftime as a result of we have been getting flogged,” Cobbo mentioned.
“I simply sneaked out.”
It’s not a superb search for the Broncos, who have been preventing to save lots of their season.
Cobbo returned to motion the next week however Brisbane misplaced 22-12 to St George Illawarra.
The Broncos crawled to the top of the season, ending ninth on the ladder and lacking out on finals.
The most recent revelation comes after Cobbo’s feedback on the podcast about Walters resurfaced.
“I reckon he’s a superb particular person,” Cobbo mentioned on ‘Again of the 135’.
“He’s a superb particular person, like a superb bloke however I don’t suppose he’s a superb coach. He’s not one of the best coach however he’s all proper.
“I really feel like he’s only a good particular person however I don’t reckon he’s a coach. Although he skilled footy, been by all of the grand finals and all that, however I really feel like he’s not a coach.
“However he’s a superb particular person, a superb bloke and does loads for the membership. However the way in which he coaches is a bit bizarre, I assume. He’s a superb particular person although. He’s an alright coach.”
Cobbo launched a press release through the Broncos’ web site on Sunday to defend Walters and declare his feedback had been “taken out of context”.
“At the moment’s article on a podcast I did final 12 months has been taken out of context. It was two guys chatting and joking about foolish issues just like the feedback about Kev that had been made by Tyson,” Cobbo mentioned.
“The very fact is that Kev is an excellent coach, as are all of our coaches on the Broncos. I used to be fortunate sufficient to play Origin for Queensland final 12 months and that’s off the again of the teaching of Kev and his workforce.
“Kev has taught me loads since coming into the NRL squad and supplied me with nice assist as I adjusted to the professionalism of NRL.
“I used to be late to coaching just a few occasions and as a substitute of slicing me, he educated me and supported me.
“Once I felt burnt out late within the 12 months, Kev rested me and when he thought I used to be prepared he gave me extra obligations.
“I’ve already contacted Kev to apologise and I’d like to increase that to his household and the entire Broncos membership for this unwarranted consideration over some foolish feedback from me.”