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Nod to greats: Broncos turn back clock for more success

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To mark the 30th anniversary of the Broncos 1992 premiership win, the club has unveiled a heritage strip which pays homage to the old school jersey, featuring seven white stripes, the classic white collar and gold sleeve cuffs.Stream every game of every round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership Season Live & Ad-Break Free In Play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-days free now.The 1992 Broncos was the club’s first premiership-winning side and featured the likes of Steve Renouf, Allan Langer, Kevin Walters and was coached by Wayne Bennett.Now, the current Broncos squad of Kotoni Staggs, Adam Reynolds and Selwyn Cobbo are looking to emulate the success of the past as they look to take down the Cowboys on Sunday and make it three straight wins to start the season.Staggs said it was an honour to represent the past success of the club and was eager to replicate the form which saw the 1992 team become the best in the competition.“Sunday afternoon is probably the best time to play football,” Staggs said. “To go out there … with the retro jerseys that we’re going to be wearing, is an honour.“You look back and see all the great players who wore it before us.“It’s not just when they were wearing it, it’s what they did in the jersey. We want to go out and do exactly the same as they did.“I’m very excited and can’t wait to play.”Walters has been big on bringing back former players to speak to the current roster and Staggs said it had sparked his teammates into wanting to carry on the famous Broncos legacy. “It is so important because they were there before us,” he said. “Having them there, makes us realise that while we’re playing the game.“They started off in ’88 and they’ve had their time and their fun and it’s up to us boys now that are in the team.“It’s good to bring them in.”Staggs said the influence of Renouf — one of the game’s greatest centres — was inspiring his own performance in the Broncos jersey. “I wasn’t around (when he played), but looking back now and watching his highlights, he was one of the best centres out there,” he said.“As an Indigenous person, it’s good to see a player like him.“That’s what I want to do – leave what he’s left behind at the club, as the player he was and the player he is today.”

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