Friday’s only NRL Round 23 match is between Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels. The opening bounce is set to commence at 20:00 local time with the game to be played at Suncorp Stadium. The home team Brisbane Broncos are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels.
When: 20:00 | Friday 12/08/2016
Where: Suncorp Stadium
Tip: Brisbane Broncos at $1.28
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Darius Boyd at $14.00
Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Tom Opacic 4. James Roberts 5. Lachlan Maranta 6. Anthony Milford 7. Ben Hunt 8. Josh McGuire 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Adam Blair 11. Sam Thaiday 12. Matt Gillett 13. Corey Parker. Interchange: 14. Jarrod Wallace 15. Tevita Pangai Junior 16. Jai Arrow 17. Alex Glenn.
Eels: 1 Michael Gordon 5 Bevan French 4 Bradley Takairangi 3 Michael Jennings 2 Vai Toutai 6 Clinton Gutherson 7 Jeff Robson 8 Danny Wicks 9 Isaac De Gois 10 Tim Mannah 11 Manu Ma’u 12 Tepai Moeroa 13 Peni Terepo Interchange: 14 Kaysa Pritchard 15 David Gower 16 Kenneth Edwards 17 Daniel Alvaro 18 Rory O’Brien.
Adam Blair will be free to play for Brisbane against Parramatta after being cleared by the NRL’s match review committee.
Blair was penalised after he slipped and collected a falling Will Matthews in the head during the Broncos’ four-point win over St George Illawarra on Thursday night, however he has not been cited by the judiciary.
Any charge would have placed the 30-year-old at risk of missing at least one match, given he has 44 carryover points and weighting from a number of other charges in the past two years.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change