Some Ben Barba magic will help the Broncos slay the Dragons. Source: Mark Evans/News Limited
Dragons v Broncos
Friday, March 28 – 7.05pm (AEST)
Things you need to know:
Two in-form sides who are playing with plenty of confidence and enterprise under coaches who were supposedly heading towards Centrelink by Easter. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride. Both teams are at – or close to – full strength. Josh McGuire is back from suspension for the Broncos, with Marty Kennedy shifting to the bench. There are whispers Josh Dugan (knee) could make an earlier than expected return.
Reason to watch:
We're still wondering how Brett Morris managed to score THAT try against Cronulla. So are the Sharks. He is in rare form. And watch out for Ben Barba. He is slowly warming to the task.
Reason to turn away:
Is there one? Can't think of it right now. Both teams are playing well and have exceeded expectations. But how long can the Red V keep it going?
"The first couple of games were a bit iffy, but last week against the Roosters was the first time I actually felt comfortable I have fitted in here pretty comfortably but I think with my footy I can definitely get better." – Ben Barba sends out an ominous warning to the Dragons.
Can you be two places at once? This is one of those Friday nights where you want to take in both games - this one and the one in at Moore Park. St George Illawarra have already successfully negotiated a number of challenges so a visit from the Broncos won't faze them. And Brisbane have every right to believe they can get the cash after a surprisingly good start to their campaign. But we can't go past the Dragons in the Gong. Red V by 6.
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