Broncos vs Dragons – Round 24, 2017

2017-08-18T09:50:00Z - Suncorp Stadium
2017-08-18T09:50:00Z - Suncorp Stadium


The big matches keep on coming to end the home and away season as the red-hot Broncos tackle a Dragons side battling to stay in finals contention.

A combined 86-10 score line across the last two weeks has Wayne Bennet’s men flying towards September as they claimed second spot on the ladder last week. Their superior points differential to any of their nearest rivals can ensure they remain above the Roosters and Sharks should they slip up in the closing rounds however that doesn’t look like happening.

Since Andrew McCullough’s injury, the Broncos’ spine has flourished, with Sam Thaiday and Ben Hunt rotating at hooker while Kodi Nikorima continues to star alongside Anthony Milford in the halves.

An unchanged 17 has been named for the Broncos to take on a Dragons side who scored a strong win over a dour Titans side last week. With Kurt Mann remaining in the halves, they too have named the same 17 from last week as they look to cause a major boilover at Suncorp on Friday night.

While the Dragons have the most offloads (275) in the competition in 2017, it’s the Broncos who are the most dangerous with the football in hand in second-phase offences, as their aforementioned halves cause havoc with their speed and agility along with the line-breaking abilities of their outside backs.

A win could see the Dragons’ finals hopes disappear this weekend and while they’ve won over 40% of their matches at the Broncos fortress, it’s hard to see them overcoming the odds this weekend as the Broncos look to push their claim for a top two berth.

Broncos by 10.

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