Brisbane Broncos

Current ladder position: 8th

Points differential: 22 points, +60 differential

Run Home:  v Sea Eagles (A), Bulldogs (H), Rabbitohs (A), Knights (H), Dragons (H), Storm (A) 

Prediction

The Broncos have performed well in 2014, resurgent from the last couple of years, however there tough run in the last month and a half of football is going to make it hard for the Brisbane side to make the finals again.

In the last six regular rounds of NRL, the Broncos will face four of the current top eight sides, including both one (Manly) and two (South Sydney) away from home.

Add to this the fact the team has been unsettled by the news coach Anthony Griffen will be leaving at the end of the year, to make way for former coach Wayne Bennett, and the pressure mounts further.

The positive for the Broncos is their good form throughout the competition so far that has them in contention for finals.

They have had a number of key performers throughout the year, none more so than half Ben Hunt, who has been arguably the most improved performer in the competition this year.

There are questions over whether he can continue this run, with speculation around his future at the club a possible distraction.

The Broncos have lifted this season, but if they are going to be around at the business end, they will have to find another level again.