The Brisbane Broncos will host the Sydney Roosters in the final round of the regular season at Suncorp Stadium, in Thursday night football. THe Broncos will be looking to send off legend Corey Parker in style with a win at home.
LAST TIME OUT
The Brisbane Broncos are coming off a very dominant performance against Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park. Even with Corey Parker’s unusual conversion rate (2/5 kicks) they will be looking to have a victory before heading in to finals. Corey Parker will be welcomed to a home crowd before finals kick off as the legend plays his last normal round of football. The Broncos will be looking to go into the game with the same attack and defence as they had against the Melbourne Storm. Parker will be practicing his conversions after only scoring 2 out of 5 last week. Darius Boyd had a huge game, running 151 metres, which was the most out of both teams.
The Sydney Roosters are out of the finals but will be looking to give up a good fight against the Brisbane Broncos. It will be a difficult task going up to what’s likely to be a packed out stadium but they will be up for the challenge. The Sydney Roosters played the Cronulla Sharks and started off really well, scoring the first two tries in the game. After their second try the Cronulla Sharks were unstoppable, piling on six tries throughout the night. Roosters will be looking to improve a lot in defence and not allow the Broncos to score that many on Thursday night.
The key match up will be between the fullbacks, Darius Boyd (Broncos) and Blake Ferguson (Roosters). Darius Boyd will be looking to impress in front of a home crowd and have an impact to lead his side to victory. Darius Boyd will be wishing to come out and play like he did against the Melbourne Storm.
Blake Ferguson will be looking to assist his side away from home and lead from the back. His plays from behind will be essential in putting the Roosters in a good position.
Brisbane will be too strong at home and will be determined to go into finals with a dominant performance. Broncos by 16.
Brisbane Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Tom Opacic 4. James Roberts 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Anthony Milford 7. Ben Hunt 8. Josh McGuire 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Adam Blair 11. Sam Thaiday 12. Matt Gillett 13. Corey Parker Interchange 14. Jarrod Wallace 15. Tevita Pangai Junior 16. Jai Arrow 17. Alex Glenn
Sydney Roosters: 1. Blake Ferguson 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Dale Copley 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Latrell Mitchell 6. Connor Watson 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea- Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10.Dylan Napa 11. Ryan Matterson 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Isaac Liu Interchange: 14. Sam Moa 15. Kane Evans 16. Mitchell Frei 17. Nat Butcher 18. Joseph Manu