Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Gillett Told to Play His Own Game at No.6

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Gillett Told to Play His Own Game at No.6

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Byline: David Beniuk

BRISBANE coach Anthony Griffin will allow stand-in five-eighth Matt Gillett to keep a clear head and play his own game when he fills the NRL's biggest boots tonight.

As the Broncos boss confirmed the 23-year-old utility would replace Darren Lockyer at five-eighth in the preliminary final against Manly, he was adamant Gillett should focus on playing to his strengths.

aI haven't given him much to think about at all,a Griffin said as Brisbane wrapped up its preparation at the Sydney Football Stadium yesterday.

aI just asked him to do his best and not to try to be Darren Lockyer a that's the important thing.

aI suppose you miss a little bit of leadership and direction but we've got to find another way to compensate that,a Griffin said.

aMatt Gillett will run the ball and (halfback) Peter Wallace is ready to take on some more responsibility.a

Griffin said Gillett, last year's Dally M rookie of the year, didn't need to produce an impersonation of the Test captain in his battle with Sea Eagles gun Kieran Foran. …

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