The 26-year-old former Penrith player readily admits that he will be required more responsibility for the Broncos if they are to improve on last season’s preliminary final exit at the hands of Manly.
“I have played a bit of footy without him (Lockyer) now,” he said.
“It’s a pretty exciting time foe the club – it is going to be a big challenge. I am sure one of the young boys will step up to the plate and do a great job.
“Obviously you have to play together and you can’t demand the ball all the time.
“I’ll make sure the partnership with the other half is a good one.
“But it does give me a chance to run the team around a bit more than I would have the previous couple of years.”