NRL match preview: Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

Date: Friday 25th April
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Kick-off: 8.00pm


Broncos: 1 Ben Barba 2 Daniel Vidot 3 Jack Reed 4 Justin Hodges (c) 5 Dale Copley 6 Josh Hoffman 7 Ben Hunt 8 Josh McGuire 9 Andrew McCullough 10 Martin Kennedy 11 Alex Glenn 12 Corey Parker (c) 13 Matt Gillett Interchange 14 Ben Hannant 15 Corey Oates 16 Jarrod Wallace 17 Jake Granville 18 Todd Lowrie

Rabbitohs: 1 Greg Inglis 2 Nathan Merritt 3 Dylan Walker 4 Kirisome Auva’a 5 Bryson Goodwin 6 John Sutton (c) 7 Adam Reynolds 8 George Burgess 9 Apisai Koroisau 10 Dave Tyrrell 11 Kyle Turner 12 Ben Te’o 13 Sam Burgess Interchange 14 Cameron McInnes 15 Jason Clark 16 Chris McQueen 17 Luke Burgess 18 Joel Reddy 19 Ben Lowe 20 Joe Picker


The third game of the ANZAC day triple-header features the in form Brisbane Broncos taking on the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

A big crowd is expected at Suncorp Stadium to witness one of the games of the round as two of top 2014 title contenders go head to head on one of the most significant days on the calendar.

The home side has made an unexpected start to the 2014 season. Their powerful forward pack lead by inform Captain Corey Parker has seen them climb to 5th on the competition ladder.

A clinical display against the Knights last weekend should give the Broncos a great deal of confidence coming into this clash,  however with Sam Thaiday still on the side line with a calf injury and Josh Hoffman in doubt for this clash, the Broncos may struggle to reach the same heights as last week.

After a tragic one point loss to the Bulldogs last round the Rabbitohs will look to get back to winning ways against the Broncos and get their somewhat slow 2014 season back on track.

With the return of Ben Te’o and George Burgess the Rabbitohs forward pack will be back to its damaging best as this game shapes up as a battle of the packs.

Home ground advantage will go a long way in helping the Broncos across the line in what is sure to be an ANZAC day thriller.



Broncos by 6.

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