Broncos vs Sharks – Round 23, 2017

2017-08-11T09:50:00Z - Suncorp Stadium
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2017-08-11T09:50:00Z - Suncorp Stadium

Preview

In a weekend full of high profile match ups, none is arguably more important than this one.

The Broncos host the reigning premiers in a game that will have massive implications in the makeup of the top eight.


A win for either side could see them earn a top two berth while a loss could see them slip as far as seventh.

The Sharks were completely out played last week following a first-half onslaught by the Raiders, however, an 8-1 away record will give them confidence travelling to take on a Brisbane side who racked up 10 tries last week against a sorry Titans side.

Ben Hunt coming off the bench proved to be a Wayne Bennett masterstroke as the utility scored three tries and assisted on two more in a match of the match display as the Broncos forgot all about Andrew McCullough’s injury.

This week, their forwards will have a big job working their way up the field against Andrew Fifita, Matt Prior and co as the Sharks welcome back James Maloney and Kurt Capewell.

Their offence lacked variety last week – despite being disallowed what would’ve been the try of the season – and Maloney will no doubt inject some more quality into their line up.

As impressive as the Broncos were last week, it was against the lowly Titans which makes it hard to gauge their performance. The Sharks will provide a much more stubborn defence and in Paul Gallen’s 300th NRL match, you can be sure they’ll be up for the fight.

With a top four spot on the line, we’ll back the premiers to get the job done.

Sharks by 4.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Broncos

Sharks

All Runs

All Run Metres

Line Breaks

Offloads

Kick Metres

40/20

Tackles

Missed Tackles

Penalties Conceded

Errors


Player Stats


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Top Goal Kicker

  
  
  
  

Top Try Scorer

  
  
  
  

Top Try Assists

  
  
  
  

Top Runs

  
  
  
  

Top Run Metres

  
  
  
  

Top Linebreaks

  
  
  
  

Top Offloads

  
  
  
  

Top Tackles

  
  
  
  

Top Missed Tackles

  
  
  
  

Top Tackle Breaks

  
  
  
  

Top Linebreak Assists

  
  
  
  

Top Kick Metres

  
  
  
  

Top Penalties

  
  
  
  

Top Errors

  
  
  
  

Summary

 

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