Updated lineups for Saturday's #PacificTest double header.
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43 hours ago
11-03-2011 08:45PM at Suncorp Stadium
Referees: Shayne Hayne and Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Jeff Younis and Gavin Morris
Video Referee: Tim Mander
Must be a welcome distraction to have Rugby League back in Queensland after the summer they have had. It must also be a welcome distraction for the Broncos to play football rather than worrying about who their coach for 2011 would be. So, with everyone is joyous rapture to be playing footy again, allow me to take this opportunity to say how happy I am that future Immortal Darren Lockyer is going round again. Speaking of Lockyer, reports suggest he is fitter than ever and this can only be dangerous for the Cowboys.
To win, the visitors will need Aaron Payne to find his form from a few years ago, they'll need Ray Thompson to play beyond his years in support of Johnathan Thurston and they will need to match the speed and enthusiasm of a Broncos backline whose average age must be around 14 (statistic not official). Until the Cowboys prove otherwise, punters will doubt they can do any of the above.
My Tip: Broncos 24-18
|Brisbane Broncos North Queensland Cowboys|
|2010||NRL - Round 22||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||34-26|
|2010||NRL - Round 1||Suncorp Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||30-24|
|2009||Round 25||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||16-10|
|2009||Round 1||Suncorp Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||19-18|
|2008||Round 19||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Brisbane Broncos||32-18|