FOR the three Brisbane Broncos contracted wingers in Saturday’s Intrust Super Cup match at North Ipswich there was plenty to play for.
The Broncos’ lacklustre NRL opener against Souths on Thursday ensured spots are up for grabs and there was a rumour Wayne Bennett was on hand at Ipswich to watch.
Carlin Anderson impressed for the Jets, laying on one try and looking threatening whenever in possession.
Wynnum Manly’s winger Greg Eden, a Broncos signing from Wigan, had a quiet match before a touch of class at the end, putting in the cross field kick for fullback Daniel Ogden’s match winning try.
The other was Daniel Vidot, a surprise omission from the Broncos who was forced to start in the unfamiliar position of prop for the Jets.
Only when Jets winger Marmin Barba limped off injured early in the second half did Vidot return to the flank. He immediately looked more comfortable out wide, producing an outstanding leap to diffuse a Wynnum Manly bomb under pressure.
After the game Vidot said he had no idea if his future now lies in the forwards.
“I think it was just a one-off,” he said.
“We were unlucky in the end.
“I think it was a good hit-out.”
While Vidot was able to take positives from his experience, it was clear he is looking forward to a return to both the Broncos and the wing.
“It’s definitely a different fitness required in the middle,” he said.
“It was good for me.
“It was good to get back onto the wing for a couple of minutes.
“The Jets are a good team to come back to.
“They’re all very positive blokes.
“I enjoyed it.
“I’m disappointed I’m not in the top grade but I’ll do what I can.”