Broncos Must Keep Winning

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The Broncos need Ben Hunt to fire against the Tigers. Image courtesy of foxsports.com.au

Wests Tigers v Brisbane Broncos
Campbelltown Stadium
Saturday May 24 – 7:35 PM (AEST)

Form
Tigers:
WWLLW
Broncos: LWLLW


Lucky for the Brisbane Broncos , they have a great record against the Wests Tigers . Heading into Saturday's clash at Campbelltown, the Broncos have lost just four games to the joint venture. But that was during the days when the Broncos were one of the powerhouses of NRL. Coming into this game, the Tigers are in better form and are playing with a lot more ticker.

Without Origin stars Corey Parker, Matt Gillett and Justin Hodges, the Broncos may struggle to build momentum on Saturday. But they still have the class to come away with the win. They just need to band together. Ben Hunt must direct them around the park, Josh McGuire has to punch through the middle to create a platform and Ben Barba has to show some X-factor if they are to be any chance. Dale Copley shifts to the centres for Justin Hodges, with Lachlan Maranta coming onto the wing. Jarrod Wallace and Todd Lowrie are the starting side with Jordan Kahu and Martin Kennedy on an extended bench.

After an inspirational return last Saturday, captain Robbie Farah is once again unavailable for the Tigers; this time it’s because of Origin duty. Luke Brooks is just getting better and better, but without Farah he has looked lost at times. His youth and inexperience has been obvious when the captain hasn’t been on the field. Any team is always a chance, but sometimes it’s that one player that can make or break a team. Farah is that player for the Tigers. Joel Luani starts at hooker for Farah, with Martin Tapau making his way into the starting side for Aaron Woods (Origin). Sitaleki Akauola moves into second row and Keith Lulia makes up the bench.

With both teams minus their stars, it’s going to be a case of who can handle the pressure best. Brisbane still has the edge, with Ben Barba and Josh Hoffman always a threat.


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