Sport

Rabbitohs acid test for Brisbane outfit

POWER-PACKED: South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis looms as a dangerman against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium tonight.
POWER-PACKED: South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis looms as a dangerman against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium tonight. AAP IMAGE

TONIGHT's clash at Suncorp Stadium will reveal plenty about how well the Brisbane Broncos are going in 2014.

The Broncos take on genuine premiership contenders South Sydney in a clash that will also see two of the outstanding fullbacks in the competition in action.

The Rabbitohs number one Greg Inglis is arguably the most complete fullback in the game while Broncos counterpart Ben Barba looked to have regained his mojo last week against the Knights after several quiet games.

But the match will no doubt be decided up front where both sides boast in-form forwards.

Opposing locks Sam Burgess and Matt Gillett are both at the top of their games and boast contrasting styles. Burgess boasts a power game while Gillett is tough but also possesses the silky skills of a centre.

It is in the outside backs where the Broncos boast a definite edge with co-captain Justin Hodges getting back into his stride after suffering an Achilles injury.

In other games today, expect the Storm to bounce back from recent woeful defensive displays to topple the under-achieving Warriors while the Roosters should get their season moving with a win over the Dragons.

Paul Gallen will have his Sharks fired up to beat the Panthers on Saturday while the Cowboys face a real test of their mettle at home to the Eels. North Queensland have dropped half Robert Lui and new number seven Ray Thompson must provide a foil for Johnathan Thurston to work his magic.

The Bulldogs are flying in 2014 with a dominant forward pack and two in-form halves in Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds. They should be too strong for the Knights.

Expect the Sea Eagles to smack the Raiders at Brookvale Oval while the Titans will have their work cut out away against the Tigers.

Joel's Top Tips

  • Roosters
  • Storm
  • Broncos
  • Sharks
  • Cowboys
  • Bulldogs
  • Sea Eagles
  • Tigers

Topics:  footy tipping, nrl




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

State of Origin 2016: Cooper Cronk will play for Qld

Cooper Cronk will play for Queensland tonight.

Cronk, who has been undergoing intense physio, made decision today

Work starts on $85m makeover for former school site

COMMUNITY HUB: An impression of what the residential and shopping complex at Silkstone will look like.

CONSTRUCTION has started on an $85 million development at Silkstone.

Your guide to the best live music in Ipswich

Bring your guitar and jam on Sundays at Brothers.

Check out some live entertainment this weekend

Latest deals and offers

Beyonce is better than Beethoven according to your dog

Sony research shows that dogs prefer Top 40 over classical.

Research commissioned by Sony shows that dogs like Top 40 more than classical.

Police continue dig at Carole Park site

Police search for remains of Sharron Phillips in Cobalt St, Carole Park. Sharron Phillips went missing in 1986.

Police continue the search for the remains of Sharron Phillips at Carole Park this...

Kevin Walters has done his homework on Moylan

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Coach Kevin Walters during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session on May 29, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Qld Couch Kevin Walters is aware of NSW fullback.

More than 200,000 reasons why you should buy in Ipswich

WORKS PROGRESS: Construction of the District Park, which will include a Splash’n’Play Water Park and adventure playground, is well under way.

The reason families are moving to Ipswich

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.