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  • Official Match Thread - Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters

    BRISBANE BRONCOS vs SYDNEY ROOSTERS

    Competition: NRL
    Round: 11
    Date: Friday, 18th of May
    Sydney Kick Off Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


    - Cooper Cronk trying to catch a Jake Friend pass.

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    TEAM LISTS:

    Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd (c), 2 Corey Oates, 3 James Roberts, 4 Tom Opacic, 5 Jamayne Isaako, 6 Anthony Milford, 7 Kodi Nikorima, 8 Matthew Lodge, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Sam Thaiday, 11 Tevita Pangai jnr, 12 Jaydn Su'A, 13 Joe Ofahengaue

    Interchange: 14 Sam Tagataese, 15 Gehamat Shibasaki, 16 Korbin Sims, 17 Patrick Mago

    Reserves: 18 Kontoni Staggs, 19 Todd Murphy, 20 George Fai, 21 David Fifita

    Jack Bird (sternum), Alex Glenn (knee) and Payne Haas (shoulder) are sidelined, with Tom Opacic starting at centre, Tevita Pangai jnr shifting to the second row, Joe Ofahengaue starting at lock and Sam Tagataese, Gehamat Shibasaki and Patrick Mago joining the bench.

    Roosters: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Joseph Manu, 3 Latrell Mitchell, 4 Mitchell Aubusson, 5 Blake Ferguson, 6 Luke Keary, 7 Cooper Cronk, 8 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 9 Jake Friend (c), 10 Dylan Napa, 11 Boyd Cordner (c), 12 Ryan Matterson, 13 Isaac Liu

    Interchange: 14 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 15 Zane Tetevano, 16 Kurt Baptiste, 17 Victory Radley

    Reserves: 18 Nat Butcher, 19 Sitili Tupouniua, 20 Lindsay Collins, 21 Mitchell Cornish

    Victor Radley is back from suspension so Nat Butcher drops back to 18th man.


    - Cooper Cronk trying to catch a Jake Friend pass.

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    • #3
      Jack Bird out also for the Broncos,we need to win this game!

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      • #4
        OFFICIAL MATCH PREVIEW:

        This isn't one of the more traditional rugby league rivalries, but these two capital city clubs share a healthy dose of inter-state disdain for each other and have waged some memorable battles over the years.

        This season they have both struggled to score points (and win games) on a regular basis, but coaches Trent Robinson and Wayne Bennett are staying patient (publicly at least) and counting on their respective sides to be peaking at the business end of the season.

        The Broncos were upstaged by Manly last week, continuing the hot and cold form we've seen all year. Bennett will be hoping his side finds a little extra motivation as they generally do against Sydney's so-called glamour club.

        The Roosters put together their best performance of the season with last week's 32-0 rout of the Warriors, boosting their record to 6-4.

        They aren't swanning around at the top of the ladder like a lot of footy followers expected them to, but as it stands the Chooks are no doubt still confident they are top eight material and still have ample time to push for a top four finish - if they're good enough.

        Match: Broncos vs Roosters

        Key match-up: They are among the NRL's most naturally gifted athletes and it'd be great to see who would win a 100m sprint between James Roberts and Latrell Mitchell. The Broncos need 'The Jet' to start firing on all engines, although he has probably been one of the more consistent performers in an otherwise inconsistent team. Mitchell has been a standout for the Roosters, even when they were struggling for form. He has established himself as one of the most exciting players in the competition and should have a zinger of a battle with Roberts.

        For the Broncos to win: They aren't going through the same losing issues as the Eels and Cowboys, but Brisbane might be the hardest team to follow form-wise. They seem to be the most talked-about team among office tipsters everywhere as THE side that's impossible to pick. The Broncos have generally responded well after a loss this season so expect them to be switched on with a much better attitude this week

        For the Roosters to win: Everyone's saying the real Roosters stood up last week. But as dominant as they were in the 32-0 drubbing of the Warriors, the truth is the jury is still out until they string a few similarly powerful performances together. Don't be surprised if this clash is a low-scoring defensive grind.

        Broncos stat attack: Brisbane are averaging 18.6 points per game and giving up 23.3 points in defence. They let in six tries in the loss to Manly and their 48 missed tackles doubled the Sea Eagles' total.

        Roosters stat attack: Roosters fans are probably feeling a little more comfortable than they were a few weeks ago, but there are still a few kinks to iron out. The Chooks lead the NRL in total errors (130) and ineffective tackles (238).

        And another thing: Mitch Aubusson will make his 250th appearance for the Roosters, becoming just the third player in club history to reach the milestone. The others are Roosters greats Anthony Minichiello and Luke Ricketson. Aubusson turns 31 the day after the NRL grand final.


        Head-to-head: Played 46; Broncos 27 wins, Roosters 19 wins
        Matches at venue: Played 11; Broncos 7 wins, Roosters 4 wins
        2017 results: Broncos won 32-8 at Suncorp Stadium in round 6; Roosters won 18-16 at Allianz Stadium in round 13; Roosters won 24-22 in finals week 1 at Allianz Stadium
        Points per game: Broncos 18.6; Roosters 19.2
        Points conceded per game: Broncos 23.2; Roosters 14
        Televised: Live on Nine, Fox League

        Steve Turner's prediction: The Broncos found it tough going against Manly last weekend and trying to find a halves partner for Anthony Milford has been the issue all season for Wayne Bennett. It's a real concern and an area that they need to fix very quickly especially with Origin just around the corner. The Roosters found their groove last weekend and registered back-to-back wins for the first time since round three. Their attack was on song, their forwards were impressive and their stars fired. They will be too good for the Broncos.

        Tip: Roosters by 10.


        - Cooper Cronk trying to catch a Jake Friend pass.

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        • #5
          Bird out will help....them. he's fkn hopeless..

          Only threats are the little halves and offloads...we have to stop their damn offloads. Sally knows thats our weakness..


          I]SBW at the beach .[/I]

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          • #6
            The game is there to be lost ..... If we turn up and play as we did last week we will win easily ...... If we turn up and play to our best ability, our +/- will be in a great position!

            Also a big congratulations to one of our longest serving one club man, someone who has played numerous positions and always put the team interests ahead of his own!

            Congratulations Mitchell Aubusson!!!

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            • #7
              I reckon...............Roosters 156 - bronco pty ltd 0.
              It'll be a busy 80 minutes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jacks Fur Coat View Post
                Bird out will help....them. he's fkn hopeless..

                Only threats are the little halves and offloads...we have to stop their damn offloads. Sally knows thats our weakness..
                Last week it was like 15 offloads to 5 and we still won. IMO offloads are a nice thing at the right time but 1/2 the time and there seems to be some science about pulling them off JUST before the tackle is called. However, a large number of offloads that I see result in the ball going progressively backwards. IMO offloads are a quality thing rather than a quantity thing... more often than not it is best to take the tackle, stick to your structure and move on rather than trying to force something thats not gonna happen anyway.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rooster89 View Post
                  The game is there to be lost ..... If we turn up and play as we did last week we will win easily ...... If we turn up and play to our best ability, our +/- will be in a great position!

                  Also a big congratulations to one of our longest serving one club man, someone who has played numerous positions and always put the team interests ahead of his own!

                  Congratulations Mitchell Aubusson!!!
                  If they turned up & played like last week they would win every week.
                  "Originally posted by Elvis Rooster"
                  So while most of us were getting excited about the start of the season our resident Junkie Jim the Jailbird, the guy who would like to break into your house and steal your tv and toaster, Mickey Lane is at it again. Here is his latest beauty.
                  ​"Do you want white or wholemeal toast?"
                  I tell you guys this is one sick son of a bitch;

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                  • #10
                    Aubbo's 250th

                    Key match up Latrel vs Jimmy the jet. Strength vs speed. Origin trial for Freddy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by crikey chris View Post
                      Aubbo's 250th

                      Key match up Latrel vs Jimmy the jet. Strength vs speed. Origin trial for Freddy
                      Maybe we will see Mitchell bitch slap him like in the Semis last year !!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Easts75 View Post

                        Maybe we will see Mitchell bitch slap him like in the Semis last year !!
                        Gold

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by crikey chris View Post
                          Aubbo's 250th

                          Key match up Latrel vs Jimmy the jet. Strength vs speed. Origin trial for Freddy
                          Broncos moved Roberts to accomodate Bird in his favoured right centre position, be interesting see if Roberts goes straight back to the right for Broncos.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by crikey chris View Post
                            Aubbo's 250th

                            Key match up Latrel vs Jimmy the jet. Strength vs speed. Origin trial for Freddy
                            who is above aubs in the club record?

                            "This has been the case against the Roosters for decades" - TR, Roosters 2-11 Penalty Count V Manly 28/03/2014

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by The Axe View Post

                              who is above aubs in the club record?
                              Luke and Mini, Axe man.

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