North Queensland Toyota Cowboys head coach Todd Payten joined Ben Dobbin and Elliot Lovejoy on Triple M’s ‘The Rush Hour’ to discuss the changes he's brought into pre-season training, which players have impressed him so far, and how many players he's looking at for Round 1.
“We have had a wholistic change in the department with a completely new coaching staff, a new recruitment officer and a new head of football, so it’s a completely new message,” Payten said.
“We have to come in and change the way we play footy. We have been a pretty structured team over the last couple of years so we are trying to free the players up to play what they see.
“On the board in front of me I have probably 21 names. At the moment we have four centres that are neck and neck so they will get a split of game time in our trial against Brisbane.”