Warriors v Broncos

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Justin Hodges is in career best form. Image courtesy of couriermail.com.au, Source: Getty Images
The Brisbane Broncos will hope to extend their impressive start to the season with a win over the disappointing Warriors on Saturday night. The Broncos have recorded six straight wins and sit in outright second position on the competition ladder. The Warriors have struggled under new coach Brian McLennan and will need to string together wins if they are a chance of featuring come September. Warriors’ halfback Shaun Johnson has been named to return from injury providing a much injection to the flailing New Zealand backline.

History – The Warriors might be struggling this season, however their record against the Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium is very impressive, recording seven wins from their past ten games. The Broncos humiliated the Warriors 40-10 in week one of last year’s finals series and will be out to stamp their claims as premiership heavyweights once more.

Dangermen – Brisbane centre Justin Hodges  has been on fire lately terrorising defence lines with each carry of the ball, expect his form to continue improving leading towards origin. Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei  has had a slow start to the season by his standards yet is always a danger of propping up at the right time to score a try.

Prediction – The Broncos team are imposing, young, mobile and devastatingly fast. Expect the Warriors to muscle up early with the Broncos proving too strong in the second half. Broncos 1-12  

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