The Brisbane Broncos view competition for positions as a positive situation.

Brisbane Broncos coach Kevin Walters is advising young hooker Blake Mozer to be patient as he hones his skills in the Queensland Cup amidst stiff competition for the hooker position within the club.

Mozer, who will turn 20 next week and is contracted with the Broncos until the end of 2025, has been gaining experience with Souths-Logan, featuring in 18 games last season.

The Broncos find themselves with a surplus of talent at the hooker position, a situation Walters views positively.

While first-choice hooker Billy Walters is on the verge of extending his contract for two more years, and Tyson Smoothy and Cory Paix are also on the roster, Kevin Walters still sees great potential in Mozer’s NRL career.

During a press conference, Kevin Walters stressed the importance of patience in rugby league, acknowledging that rushing development often doesn’t yield the desired results. While commending Mozer’s progress in the Queensland Cup, Walters pointed out areas for improvement in his game.

Despite the competition for playing time, Walters remains upbeat about Mozer’s chances of featuring in the NRL this season, expressing confidence in his abilities.

Although Billy Walters and Tyson Smoothy currently hold the starting spots, Walters views Mozer as a valuable long-term asset for the team.

Walters also took the opportunity to laud his son Billy’s journey and determination in earning his place in the Broncos lineup, highlighting the challenges he had to overcome.

The Broncos, currently in 7th place, are set to play against the 13th placed Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium today.

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