2012 NRL Match Previews - Round 8 (Apr 27-30)

Brisbane Broncos v Gold Coast Titans
Friday 7:45pm, Suncorp Stadium - live update click here.

A Queensland derby to continue round 8 as the Broncos host the Titans from Suncorp. Brisbane are 6 from 7 on the season whilst playing an entertaining brand and boasting some of the best young talent in the NRL. The Titans, well, would be happy to boast that the club is still afloat these days, but have not lost any of their pride. They stood up to be counted at Brookvale last start and came away from the fortress with a win.

This assignment will be very different. Wonder boy Aidan Sezer will be brought back down to earth and the relentless Broncos attack will prove too much for the visitors. Tantalising matchup out wide with Jack Reed facing Jamal Idris but it will be the likes of Alex Glenn and Sam Thaiday bending the Titans line that will cause the most damage. Brisbane finish stronger but the boys from Robina simply refuse to crumble.

My tip:
Brisbane 30-14

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Friday 7:45pm, ANZ Stadium - live update click here.

If you've had a chance to catch your breath after the ANZAC Day matches, then settle in for another blockbuster from ANZ stadium on Friday night. The Eagles and the 'Dogs have a great rivalry to begin with, but now it