Dolphins center Brenko Lee has a finely tuned body like an elite race car, but he can’t bluff coach Wayne Bennett or his right-hand man Jeremy Hickmans when he needs “a service.”
Lee doesn’t want to bluff her either. He just wants to play football regularly after two seasons in the wilds of rugby league.
The 27-year-old excelled at right center in the Dolphins’ first two rounds and will play away against Newcastle on Friday night.
He had the best season of his career in 2020, winning the NRL grand final with Melbourne and making his home state debut for the Maroons in the series decider.
Due to nagging soft tissue injuries in his legs, Lee didn’t play a game in 2021 and only managed eight in Brisbane 2022.
Lee said his struggles over two years have been “frustrating”. He had been trying to get over his injuries when he should have “taken a step back” to limit his strain.
“Wayne was really good at that,” Lee said.
“If you’re feeling a little sore or unwell he manages you really well to make sure you’re at your best on match day and able to do your best for long periods of time. Wayne knows how to set you up for the big game.”
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