'VO2 max king' Haas returns as teammate defends Broncos' fitness

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The Broncos welcome back "VO2 max king" Payne Haas against Penrith and it is the workhorse prop's stamina and commitment the entire side needs to emulate.
Haas, who missed the past two games through suspension, will be joined by winger Corey Oates in the line-up for Thursday night's clash with the table-topping Panthers at Suncorp Stadium.

The 15th placed Broncos lost 58-12 to the Roosters last week where they once again conceded soft tries and fell away in the final quarter of the game, letting in four late four-pointers against the premiers.

Haas has forged a reputation for going as strong in the 80th minute as he was in the first.

Last year in the corresponding game Haas skittled three Panthers forwards and ran around fullback Dylan Edwards in the 74th minute in a 40-metre try for the ages.

Broncos prop Rhys Kennedy spoke about Haas's lung capacity and the team's fitness credentials ahead of the Penrith showdown.

Kennedy has a bachelor of exercise science and is now completing his masters degree at Australian Catholic University, so knows a thing or two about the mechanics of fitness.

"Everyone wants players on their team that can pulls things out of their arse like that," Kennedy said when reminded of Haas's 2019 heroics against Penrith.

Sit back and marvel at this try from Payne Haas

"He will certainly bring impact and is good to play off the back of so hopefully he will give us more…
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