NRL Previews - Roosters v Broncos (Round 6)

16-04-2011 07:30PM at Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford

Referees: Matt Cecchin and Gavin Reynolds
Touch Judges: Jeff Younis and Luke Phillips
Video Referee: Phil Cooley

A Roosters fan base in Gosford? Not sure. Perhaps maybe a Broncos supporters group around the Central Coast? Doubtful. This scheduling phenomenon exists only because everyone's favourite publican, John Singleton, wants to host a game of footy on Saturday night, create some exposure for the Bears Bid (rightly so) and perhaps shout some refreshing beverages for the punters. Is it a coincidence that Mark Riddell is heading up the F3? Can't be.

After 'Piggy's' recent column in a Sydney metro newspaper, you'd think Singleton will need to re-stock the bar after fulltime as Riddell heads to the members area of Bluetongue Stadium. Unfortunately for the Bondi club's back up rake, it will be the Broncos who drink from the cup of victory after this match as their impressive defensive form continues and they keep the potent Roosters offense at bay. Carney 'the student' v Lockyer 'the immortal' a highlight.

My Tip: Broncos 18-12

The Teams

  Sydney Roosters               Brisbane Broncos 
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A. Cherrington
A. Watts
A. Guerra
S. Perrett
1. Anthony MinichielloFullback1. Gerard Beale
2. Justin CarneyWing2. Jack Reed
3. Mitchell AubussonCentre3. Ben Te'o
4. Shaun Kenny-DowallCentre4. Justin Hodges
5. Joseph LeiluaWing5. Jharal Yow Yeh
6. Todd CarneyFive Eighth6. Darren Lockyer
7. Mitchell PearceHalfback7. Peter Wallace
8. Jason RylesProp8. Ben Hannant
9. Jake FriendHooker9. Andrew McCullough
10. Martin KennedyProp10. Sam Thaiday
11. Braith AnastaSecond Row11. Alex Glenn
12. Frank-Paul NuuausalaSecond Row12. Matt Gillett
13. Nate MylesLock13. Corey Parker
14. Jared Waerea-HargreavesInterchange14. Mitchell Dodds
15. Mose MasoeInterchange15. Dane Carlaw
16. Mark RiddellInterchange16. Nick Kenny
17. Daniel ConnInterchange17. Corey Norman
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S. Anderson
J. Hoffman
B. Hunt

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 20 Suncorp Stadium Sydney Roosters 34-30
2010 NRL - Round 4 Sydney Football Stadium Sydney Roosters 25-6
2009 Round 5 Sydney Football Stadium Brisbane Broncos 28-24
2008 Finals - Week 1 Sydney Football Stadium Brisbane Broncos 24-16
2008 Round 2 Sydney Football Stadium Brisbane Broncos 20-14

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