MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Tom Opacic of the Broncos is congratulated by Darius Boyd after scoring a try during the round 25 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on August 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The Broncos have been forced into a late change for Friday night's big Elimination Final - but it is one they can cover.

Centre Tom Opacic is out with a shoulder injury for the 'do-or-die' clash with the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium.

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Opacic injured his shoulder two weeks ago but it has not improved enough this week for him to play in the high-stakes match.

The Broncos have a ready-made replacement in Kiwi international Jordan Kahu, who will slot in from the wing to his preferred position of centre.

Youngster Jonus Pearson will come onto the wing.

 

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