Written by Christopher Tearse
Saturday, July 11, 5.30 PM, Round 9, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Brisbane Broncos take on Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL Match Preview
The insight on this is that both teams are on losing streaks, Broncos if they lose it will make it seven in a row, the Bulldogs if they lose it will make it five in a row, both teams under immense pressure, criticism and rumours, the loser of this game will have to face the music for another week, this shapes to be an emotional thriller, not many changes for the Broncos, the biggest in for the Bulldogs is English Superleague star, Luke Thompson, its possible he may provide an optimistic platform for the Bulldogs.
The Brisbane Broncos
1. Tesi Niu 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Darius Boyd 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Tevita Pangai Junior 9. Issac Luke 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Corey Oates 13. Patrick Carrigan
Reserves: 14. Tom Dearden 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Ben Te’o 18. Cory Paix 19. Jamil Hopoate 20. Kotoni Staggs 21. Matthew Lodge
Coach: Anthony Seibold
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
|Chris Smith||Adam Elliott|
|Luke Thompson||Dean Britt|
1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Christian Crichton 6. Kieran Foran 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Luke Thompson
Reserves: 14. Kerrod Holland 15. Dean Britt 16. Renouf To’omaga 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Ofahiki Ogden 20. Jack Cogger 21. Sione Katoa 22. Lachlan Lewis
Coach: Dean Pay
The last time these two teams met the Bulldogs at home beat the Broncos 30-14. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 42 matches played between the Bulldogs and the Broncos favour the Broncos winning 23, all other statistics suggest the Broncos score more but the Bulldogs defend better, at this venue the Broncos have won 61% of matches opposed to the Bulldogs only winning 36%.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for the win.