Date: Thursday 3rd Septembe, 2015
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Home Team 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Jack Reed 4. Justin Hodges 5. Lachlan Maranta 6. Anthony Milford 7. Ben Hunt 8. Sam Thaiday 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Adam Blair 11. Jarrod Wallace 12. Matt Gillett 13. Corey Parker. Interchange: 14. David Stagg 15. Mitchell Dodds 16. Jo Ofahengaue 17. Kodi Nikorima
Away Team 1. Cameron Munster 2. Marika Koroibete 3. Will Chambers 4. Kurt Mann 5. Matt Duffie 6. Blake Green 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Tim Glasby 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Tohu Harris 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe. Interchange: 14. Kenneath Bromwich 15. Christian Welch Nichol 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Jordan McLean
On Thursday night Suncorp Stadium will host a clash between two of the most finals experienced teams in the NRL, the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm.
With both teams playing with a purpose it is set to be an unforgettable clash. The Broncos will be aiming to snatch the minor premiership and the Storm are hoping a win can secure them with a possible top 4 finish.
The Broncos will come off an easy win against the reigning premiers last week and the Storm will be looking to build up their confidence heading into the finals.
Key Bronco playmaker Ben Hunt will be sidelined for the match after receiving a cork earlier this week in training. Replacing him is Under 20’s star and junior Kangaroos halfback Ashley Taylor, who will also make his NRL debut before taking off to the Titans next season.
The Broncos woes don’t stop there with Wayne Bennett’s decision to rest winger Jordan Kahu this week with a shoulder injury, bringing in Lachlan Maranta to take number 5 jersey.
Alex Glenn is also out with a dangerous contact charge, which will see Jarrod Wallace stepping into the starting line up and veteran David Stagg coming off the bench.
The Storm however have very little changes, with coach Craig Bellamy naming the same 17 that edged out over the Cowboys last week.
It will be an emotional night for retiring Broncos star Justin Hodges, as he will play his last game of the regular season, which will also be noted as his 189th game for the club.
Broncos by 4.