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.
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.
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