The Broncos are raring to go, ahead of this weekend’s double-header event at Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane is looking to seal their sixth win against injury-plagued Manly.

Thomas McLaughlin reports.


The Broncos have struggled to find consistency so far this season and are still waiting for star recruit Jack Bird to hit his straps.

After experimenting using Bird at halfback, Wayne Bennett will shift him to the centres.

Wayne Bennett, Broncos Head Coach: “The Broncos is probably the toughest club in the NRL to come to. The profile here. the pressure here, the expectations here, and I can’t think of a player that we’ve brought here in my time, that hasn’t struggled in their first year.”

Last week, the Broncos jagged a lucky win against the Bulldogs, after a penalty kick from Isaako sealed the game in the final minute.

Bennett’s optimistic his modified backline will give the team the offensive boost it needs.

Powerhorse Sam Thaiday will play his 150th home game tomorrow.

He’ll be the only Bronco to chalk up 100 wins on home turf if they can win.

As for the field?

Suncorp Officials say they are confident there won’t be any problems with the grounds, despite issues with the turf at the last Broncos game.

Wayne Bennett, Broncos Head Coach: “Our issue is our boots and we just got to make sure we’re all wearing steel tags, we went out there with moulders on the other night and didn’t work for them so.”

Brisbane have defeated Manly in their last four meetings at Suncorp.

Thomas McLaughlin, QUT News.