Depleted Broncos kick off round 18
against Bulldogs

The depleted Brisbane Broncos host the Bulldogs tonight when round 18 of the National Rugby League season kicks off at Suncorp Stadium.

The Broncos will field three rookies in the absence of their 10 State of Origin stars, but are hoping to repeat their brave performance in upsetting Wests Tigers under similar circumstances last year.

The Bulldogs have won four of their five matches and will be high on confidence after trouncing Newcastle 48-18 last Sunday.