2024 NRL: Round 8 Preview, Tigers Vs Broncos

Check out the match preview and prediction for the round 8 clash between the Tigers and Broncos.

MATCHDAY NEWS

MATCHDAY SCHEDULE

Wests Tigers Vs Brisbane Broncos
Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney
Date: Saturday, April 27, 5:30 pm

MATCHDAY TEAM NEWS

Tigers: 1. Jahream Bula, 2. Charlie Staines, 3. Brent Naden, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Solomon Alaimalo, 6. Lachlan Galvin, 7. Aidan Sezer, 8. Stefano Utoikamanu, 9. Apisai Koroisau, 10. David Klemmer, 11. Isaiah Papali’i, 12. Samuela Fainu, 13. John Bateman, 14. Latu Fainu, 15. Alex Twal, 16. Alex Seyfarth, 17. Fonua Pole, 18. Justin Matamua, 19. Alexander Lobb, 20. Asu Kepaoa, 21. Jake Simpkin, 22. Tallyn Da Silva

Broncos: 1. Reece Walsh, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Kotoni Staggs, 4. Jesse Arthars, 5. Deine Mariner, 6. Jock Madden, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Corey Jensen, 9. Billy Walters, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Brendan Piakura, 12. Jordan Riki, 13. Patrick Carrigan, 14. Tyson Smoothy, 15. Xavier Willison, 16. Kobe Hetherington, 17. Fletcher Baker, 18. Tristan Sailor, 19. Jaiyden Hunt, 20. Martin Taupau, 21. Jordan Pereira, 22. Benjamin Te Kura

Referee: Grant Atkins

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MATCHDAY PREVIEW

The Tigers will kick off Super Saturday by taking on the Broncos at Campbelltown Stadium, one of Sydney rugby league’s most iconic suburban grounds. Benji Marshall received criticism at the start of his coaching career for his methods, but over the weeks, some critics have come around to his style. Even with two wins, they are not playing like the old Tigers.

The Tigers got off to a good start against the Panthers in Bathurst last week and could have been up 12-nil if not for a Brad Schneider ankle tap that almost went against them. Junior Tupou is out of the team this week due to injury. Rugby union convert Solomon Alaimolo will make his debut on the wing. Fonua Pole drops back to the bench with John Bateman moving to lock and Samuela Fainu starting at second row.

After weathering an early storm against the Raiders, the Broncos kicked into gear and showed why they are still to be considered grand finalists. Reece Walsh and Ezra Mam were the Broncos’ best, which will scare the other teams.

There are a few outs for the Broncos this week, with Ezra Mam out due to a finger injury. Jock Madden comes into the side at five-eighth. Selwyn Cobbo is also out with a shoulder injury. Replacing him is Jesse Arthurs, with Deine Mariner on the wing. Adam Reynolds also makes his return from injury.

Head-to-head stats can be found at Round 8 Number Crunch.

MATCHDAY PREDICTION

Broncos by 16 points.

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