Kevin Walters has challenged Broncos players for lacking the essential detail that is hindering Reece Walsh.

The Broncos are eager for a significant victory this Friday against the Panthers, with coach Kevin Walters urging his players to minimize mistakes to support Reece Walsh in showcasing his talent. Walters faced criticism for resting Walsh, Payne Haas, and Patrick Carrigan after State of Origin Game 2, a decision that preceded the Broncos’ 32-16 loss to the Warriors in the NRL on Saturday, marking their fourth consecutive defeat. This slide dropped them to 10th place on the ladder, imperiling their NRL finals aspirations.

Their upcoming match against Penrith, who are keen to rebound from a surprising loss to the Cowboys, will see Walters’ Origin stars returning. Despite criticism, Walters defended his decision to rest players with an eye on long-term planning. He expressed confidence in their ability to reverse their fortunes and assert themselves as contenders, particularly highlighting Reece Walsh’s potential impact if they can rectify their discipline issues.

Walters emphasized the importance of maintaining possession to unleash Walsh’s creativity and involve other players like Ezra Mam, Deine Mariner, and Selwyn Cobbo. Despite facing a formidable Penrith side, Walters believes the Broncos can demonstrate their capabilities and recapture their winning form.

“We’ve beaten Penrith recently and we’re prepared for tomorrow night,” Walters stated optimistically. “When we play our trademark Broncos style with discipline, we’re a formidable opponent.”