Broncos Go Rabbit Hunting

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Matt Gillett has been in top form for Brisbane. Source: Getty Images/dailytelegraph.com.au
Last 5 Meetings

Round 16 2012 – Brisbane Broncos 26 d South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 at Suncorp Stadium
Round 4 2012 – Brisbane Broncos 20 d South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 at NIB Stadium
Round 25 2011 – Brisbane Broncos 22 d South Sydney Rabbitohs 10 at Suncorp Stadium
Round 16 2011 – South Sydney Rabbitohs 16 d Brisbane Broncos 12 at NIB Stadium
Round 14 2010 – Brisbane Broncos 50 d South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 at Suncorp Stadium


Current Form


  Rd 3    Rd 4    Rd 5    Rd 6    Rd 7 
Broncos

L

L

W

W

W

Rabbitohs

W

W

W

L

W


The Broncos  get a chance to see how far they have come in the last month when they welcome the Rabbitohs  to Suncorp Stadium on Friday night. Since losing three of its opening four matches Brisbane has gone on a three game winning, although all of their victories have come against teams below them on the ladder. Their chances of claiming a top scalp have been hit by injuries to Justin Hodges and Josh McGuire which have ruled them out of the match, with Jordan Kahu and Jarrod Wallace coming into the squad.

Souths have made a great start to the current campaign with the only blemish on their record a 17-10 defeat to defending premier Melbourne on Good Friday. They scored a tough win over the high-flying Sea Eagles in round 7 and will present a stern test for the Broncos.


1st Tryscorer

The Broncos concentrated much of their attack down the left side earlier in the season but have gone back to the right edge in the past fortnight with great success. Matt Gillett was the main beneficiary with a brace in his sides 20-10 victory over Wests last week and will be used as an attacking weapon out wide again.

Andrew Everingham made a tremendous start to his NRL career in 2012, bagging 17 tries in 25 appearances but has found things a little bit tougher this season. He has crossed the line three times in 2013 however, and was the first tryscorer against the Sharks in round two.


Prediction

Recent meetings between these clubs have more often than not resulted in a win for the Broncos, who have won the past three and four of the five most recent matches that they have played. Souths are a different proposition this season however, and you would expect them to be too strong for Brisbane but the tough game that they have against Manly is likely to have taken a lot out of them. Brisbane Broncos 1-12

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