Broncos Won’t Be Left Out In The Cold

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The Broncos will hope they can get another stand out season from Ben Hunt. Image courtesy of foxsports.com.au

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Warriors v Broncos


DW Stadium, Wigan

Day February 22 – 5:45 AM (AEST)


 

 


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The Broncos will have to weather the conditions on Sunday (AEST) when they face the  Warriors at Wigan.

Super coach Wayne Bennet has returned to Red Hill, and has brought some fire power with him. Anthony Milford has made the trek from Canberra, Adam Blair and James Gavet have defected from the Tigers and future Origin forward Mitch Garbutt has returned home from Melbourne. With so much promise, it is no wonder the Broncos are one of the favourites in the NRL futures market . Sunday will be a test of how well these players have gelled with the rest of the roster, given Bennet has named a strong 17-man squad. Both Blair and Gavet will line-up in the forwards, while Milford is sure to take the pivot role that no one has been able to fill since the retirement of Darren Lockyer. 

It seemed the Warriors had started where they left off last season, winning their first game against the Huddersfield Giants in the English Super League. But then last week against the Widnes Vikings, they squandered a 16-0 lead in a match which ended 22 all. To add more dramas to their season, they will be without inspirational skipper Sean O’Loughlin for six weeks. He's been sidelined with a knee injury. Wigan have still named a strong squad heading into their World Club match against the Broncos, with backrower Joel Tomkins taking the reins as captain and crafty halfback Matty Smith returning from suspension.

These two teams have met only once before, and that was over 20 years ago. Wigan got the best of the Broncos that time, and TattsBet customers continue to favour the home side at the line (-4) . 

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