NRL Previews - Broncos v Storm (Round 9)

07-05-2011 07:30PM at Suncorp Stadium

Referees: Shayne Hayne and Tony De Las Heras
Touch Judges: Jeff Younis and Gavin Atkins
Video Referee: Sean Hampstead

A travesty that this top of the table clash will not get the attention it deserves, but league fans are getting used the shambles that is our representative calendar. So what could have been, will not be and what will be is the Broncos on a 7 match winning streak up against the team with the league's best for and against record, the Melbourne Storm, at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

The Broncos have set an interesting precedent by not even bothering to name their rep players to back up for this match which is the best indication yet that changes need to be made. But enough of that... Smith, Slater and Cronk will back up and lead from the front as they always do and prove once again that they have the best combination in the NRL. Too much for the young Broncos.

My Tip: Storm 20-10

The Teams

  Brisbane Broncos               Melbourne Storm 
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M. Gillett
B. Te'o
J. McGuire
J. Hoffman
M. Gillett
1. Corey NormanFullback1. Billy Slater
2. Dane GagaiWing2. Anthony Quinn
3. Jack ReedCentre3. Dane Nielsen
4. Dale CopleyCentre4. Beau Champion
5. Shea MoylanWing5. Matt Duffie
6. Ben HuntFive Eighth6. Gareth Widdop
7. Peter WallaceHalfback7. Cooper Cronk
8. Nick KennyProp8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Andrew McCulloughHooker9. Cameron Smith
10. Mitchell DoddsProp10. Bryan Norrie
11. Alex GlennSecond Row11. Adam Blair
12. Dane CarlawSecond Row12. Kevin Proctor
13. Corey ParkerLock13. Todd Lowrie
14. Kurt BaptisteInterchange14. Ryan Hinchcliffe
15. Scott AndersonInterchange15. Atelia Vea
16. Dunamis LuiInterchange16. Adam Woolnough
17. David HalaInterchange17. Jaiman Lowe
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T. Thompson
S. Manu
C. Stanley
S. Kite

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 9 AAMI Park, Melbourne Brisbane Broncos 36-14
2009 Preliminary Finals Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Melbourne Storm 40-10
2009 Round 13 Olympic Park, Melbourne Melbourne Storm 48-4
2009 Round 2 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Brisbane Broncos 16-14
2008 Finals - Week 2 Suncorp Stadium Melbourne Storm 16-14

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