The Roosters will be in action in Brisbane on Friday night. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images
Broncos v Roosters
Friday, March 21 – 7.45pm (AEST)
Things you need to know:
So how exactly did this happen? Brisbane undefeated and on top of the comp after two rounds. And it's not as if it's been by fluke. The Broncos disposed of the Dogs in their own backyard and then saw off the Cowboys last start. It doesn't get much more impressive than that. The Roosters bounced back from a dreadful first-up loss to Souths by smashing a very poor Parramatta side. SBW is still missing but that doesn't seem to bother the Chooks. They regular win without their main man.
Reason to watch:
Fiery Brisbane forward Martin Kennedy will go up against his old teammates for the first time. Kennedy's fuse is as short as a Penrith press conference and he'll be looking to make a point after being left out of the grand final side. The Roosters will bait him at every opportunity. Stand clear.
Reason to turn away:
You can if you want, but only to grab a cold one during the ad breaks. Take in all 80 minutes of this one. All indicators point to a cracker, which probably means it will be a one-sided farce.
"He's sure to get a fiery reception and the big boys will all be giving it to him, that's for sure," Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall on the confrontation with Martin Kennedy.
This will be one of those occasions where it will be worth staying up late to watch the second game if you reside in NSW, even if you've got to put up with Wally Lewis. Brisbane are the form side of the competition (despite what Des Hasler thinks) and the Roosters were red-hot last start, admittedly against Z grade opponents. Counting the minutes to kick-off for what should be an encounter of the closest kind. Roosters by 4
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