SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles runs with the ball during the round five NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on March 31, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

As we hit the sixth week of the NRL season, we have just one undefeated team left in the competition as the Melbourne Storm thrown their record on the line in a grand final rematch on Sunday afternoon.

Some fascinating matchups and intriguing headlines await us as we kick things off on Thursday night.

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Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters

Suncorp Stadium, Thursday Night

Both teams enter Thursday night on the NRL losing list following poor performances against Canterbury and Manly respectively.

Brisbane were expected to kick start their season last week against a below-average Bulldogs side but instead came unstuck in a 10-7 loss. Their defence has been heavily praised so far this year however their offence is starting to become a real problem for Wayne Bennett’s men.

Sydney, meanwhile, dropped their first points of the season in an 18-12 loss and looked disinterested at times in the match. Their back five are as explosive as any in the competition and will need to continue producing their good early season form if the Roosters are to win up north.

James Roberts remains in out with a hamstring injury despite being named while Dylan Napa is out for the tricolours with an ankle injury.

This could go either way but the Broncos are tough to beat at home. We think they’ll be able to score just enough should their defence continue their sturdy ways.

Broncos by 4

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