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Brisbane Broncos have today declared that they hope to be at full strength when they face Celtic Crusaders in the Bulmers Original Cider Challenge at the Brewery Field on Thursday February 15th (kick-off 7.30pm).
The Australian National Rugby League (NRL) champions, who will be captained by the 2006 Golden Boot winner, Darren Lockyer, are using the match as a warm-up to get acclimatised to the British weather before they take part in the World Club Challenge eight days later.
Following his winning try for Australia in the 2006 Tri-Nations Final against New Zealand last November, Lockyer has undergone successful wrist surgery and has declared himself an almost certain starter for the February 23rd match against St Helens at Bolton's Reebok Stadium.
The Celtic Crusaders and Brisbane Broncos link will continue after their Bulmers Original Cider Challenge match on Thursday 15th February as the Crusaders