NSW legend challenges Seibold's rotation policy

Andre Cupido
True Blue Steve 'Blocker' Roach has challenged Anthony Seibold's plans for a player rotation policy at the Brisbane Broncos this season, declaring he would be 'filthy' if he was playing under a similiar system. 
 
The Courier Mail reported that Seibold is planning to adopt a similiar system to English Premier League clubs that will see the Broncos starting 17 change on a regular basis. 
 
The selection rotation policy would be used to keep the playing squad fresh during the NRL season which is in unchartered territory due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Blocker said players in form should not have to worry about team selections every week. 
 
"Why is he trying to re-invent everything?" Blocker told Behind Blue Eyes.
 
"If I was playing well I would be filthy if they didn't pick me every week.
 
"Because that's my job, I (would) pride myself on playing every week and being the best I can.
 
"I don't get it and I don't understand it.
 
"You generally rest State of Origin players after the series, but to do it week in and week out, you would need to have plenty of depth." 
 
Meanwhile, Jamie Soward believes players should get the opportunity to redeem themselves if they produce a poor performance rather than be rested the following week. 
 
He says Seibold should be careful with chopping and changing the squad given their undefeated start to the 2020 campaign. 
 
"I'm not here for it. The Broncos started 2-0 so I don't think I would be messing around with that team too much," he said.
 
"Especially if you have a bad game, the best thing a footballer wants to do is get back out on the park and try and fix it up.
 
"I think you play yourself in and out of form at certain stages throughout the year, and if you're a young guy the last thing you need to be thinking going into a game is 'I got 80 minnutes here and then I'm going to be rested if I don't perform'."
 
"It will be interseting to see how he does it, but I don't think it will be as heightened or used as much as what we all think it will be."