Warriors On Course For Five Straight

Source: Wayne Drought/AAP
Shaun Johnson has starred during the Warriors revival. Source: Wayne Drought/AAP
Last 5 Meetings

Round 12, 2013 – New Zealand Warriors 56 d Brisbane Broncos 18 at Suncorp Stadium
Round 19, 2012 – Brisbane Broncos 10 d New Zealand Warriors 8 at Suncorp Stadium
Round 9, 2012 – New Zealand Warriors 30 d Brisbane Broncos 20 at Mt Smart Stadium
2nd Qualifying Final, 2011 – Brisbane Broncos 40 d New Zealand Warriors 10 at Suncorp Stadium
Round 22, 2011 – Brisbane Broncos 21 d New Zealand Warriors 20 at Suncorp Stadium

Current Form

  Rd 11    Rd 12    Rd 13    Rd 14    Rd 15 
Warriors

W

W

W

W

-

Broncos

L

L

L

W

-


The New Zealand Warriors  will be out to continue their mid-season revival when they host the Broncos  at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the club looking for its fifth consecutive victory. Matthew Elliott’s men tasted success on only two occasions in the opening ten rounds but have finally clicked into gear, with top four sides Manly and the Roosters their most recent victims.

While no Warriors players featured in State of Origin game two at Suncorp Stadium, all four of the Broncos Maroon stars are expected to back-up from Wednesday night after being named to play. Coach Anthony Griffin has named the same 17 man squad that beat the Tigers 32-12 a fortnight ago, although Jarrod Wallace and Dunamis Lui will also travel across the Tasman as cover.

Prediction

The Broncos traditionally struggle during the representative season and broke a three match losing run with their victory over Wests before last weekend’s bye. They face a much stiffer test against the Warriors however, who battered them by 38 points in Brisbane last month. Making things even harder for the Broncos is the fact that they have won just one of their past five matches in Auckland and haven’t won on the road in two months. New Zealand Warriors by 16

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