NRL Round 6 Preview - Broncos v Sharks

Brisbane Broncos v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 18 April 2010, kickoff 2:00pm AEST

More changes to the Broncos outfit this week means more confusion on the field. Players returning from injury and suspension, coupled with Coach Ivan Henjak dropping his two starting props to the bench, will see their cohesion suffer. It also seems he has given up on his young fullback Corey Norman. Tough call. It's no wonder Darren Lockyer wants to enjoy another tilt at origin this year. He deserves better than to struggle through a re-building phase with the club he has given so much to.

The Sharks, on the other hand, haven't been giving much of anything. Whilst their forward pack looks impressive on paper and remains intact, Coach Ricky Stuart has again made changes to his backline as Albert Kelly is replaced by Nathan Stapleton at fullback. By his own admission, Stuart is opting for defense over attack with this change and with Captain Trent Barrett struggling to inspire the side; the Sharks will not have enough points in them to cause an upset.

Man of the Match Prediction: Andrew McCullough
Tip: Brisbane 14-10


Broncos: 1. Josh Hoffman 2. Antonio Winterstein 3. Matt Gillett 4. Israel Folau 5. Jharal Yow Yeh 6. Darren Lockyer (c) 7. Peter Wallace 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Mitchell Dodds 11. Lagi Setu 12. Sam Thaiday 13. Alex Glenn
Interchange: 14. Gerard Beale 15. Ben Te'o 16. Scott Anderson 17. Nick Kenny; Reserves: 18. Ben Hunt 19. Corey Norman

Sharks: 1. Nathan Stapleton 2. Blake Ferguson 3. Ben Pomeroy 4. Taulima Tautai 5. Isaac Gordon 6. Trent Barrett (c) 7. Tim Smith 8. Kade Snowden 9. John Morris 10. Luke Douglas 11. Grant Millington 12. Anthony Tupou 13. Paul Gallen
Interchange: 14. Luke Harlen 15. Josh Cordoba 16. Paul Aiton 17. Siosaia Vave; Reserves: 18. Broderick Wright

Referees: Jason Robinson & Tony De Las Heras; Sideline Officials: Steve Chiddy & Ricky McFarlane; Video Referee: Tim Mander