Kevin Walters knows there’s plenty of people who have been waiting for his bullish young Broncos outfit to “fall off a cliff” and even “implode” as the stakes continue to get higher this NRL season.
But the Brisbane coach knew that wasn’t going to happen and is confident it won’t happen even amid the pressure of a home crowd baying for a victory that will send his players into a grand final.
For plenty of the Broncos crop of precocious young guns like fullback Reece Walsh and five-eighth Ezra Mam, Saturday’s clash with the Warriors at Suncorp Stadium looms as the biggest of their fledgling careers.
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But Walters has seen up close how far his players have come and said what they had achieved this season,…