Today Rob Crosby looks at the South Sydney Rabbitohs ahead of season 2017. Can they ascend the #NRL ...
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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