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"Wherever is best for the team" - Tristan Sailor set on flexibility and availability in Broncos lineup

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Fresh off a strong performance in the Broncos' derby win against the Cowboys on Friday, incoming utility Tristan Sailor is taking a team-first approach to building on his still sporadic NRL career.

The 25-year-old and son of club great Wendell Sailor comfortably slotted into Brisbane's no.1 jumper to replace an injured Reece Walsh as his side notched a 38-12 victory in round four.

On promotion from Broncos feeder Souths Logan for the job, Sailor's spot at fullback in the first grade side hinges on the availability of Walsh as the young star pushes for a quick return from a fractured cheekbone suffered against Penrith in round three.

Walsh donned a headgear for training on Monday with the days ticking down before their Thursday night clash with the Storm in Melbourne - where the Broncos have not won since 2016.

After just 10 NRL appearances - five with his current club after his career was reignited following a stint at the club at which his dad ended his career, St. George Illawarra - Sailor told reporters on Monday he's happy to be play wherever required.

"All I can really control is just doing my bit, working on myself and playing well...we've got such a strong squad...hopefully I can fit into the 17 there but if I go back to the 18th or 19th (I'll) just keep working until opportunity comes up," Sailor said.

"My aim is to sort of put my hand up and show that I can fill that bench spot and fill any spot needed when it comes to it.

"Wherever is best for the team and sort of where I'll fit but I'll do everything in my power to try and get that 17."

After lining up at fullback on the weekend, Sailor said he'd also happily put his hand up for a spot in the second row, or at hooker.

Following Friday's win, the Erub Island Torres Strait man said there's nothing like running out to a packed house at Suncorp, and was rapt to get to work influencing his side with running metres with the ball.

Sailor ran for 192 metres - 62 post-contact and 36 from dummy half.

"I think yardage carries are a big way that I insert myself in the game. Just try and give the big boys a rest..I feel like that's one of my strong points and I tried to do that as much as possible tonight," he said.


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