Thursday’s only NRL Round 26 match is between Brisbane Broncos and Sydney Roosters. 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 Sydney Roosters.
When: 20:00 | Thursday 01/09/2016
Where: Suncorp Stadium
Tip: Brisbane Broncos at $1.22
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: James Roberts at $12.00
Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd 2 Corey Oates 3 Thomas Opacic 4 James Roberts 5 Jordan Kahu 6 Anthony Milford 7 Ben Hunt 8 Josh McGuire 9 Andrew McCullough 10 Adam Blair 11 Sam Thaiday 12 Matthew Gillett 13 Corey Parker 14 Jarrod Wallace 15 Tevita Pangai 16 Jai Arrow 17 Alex Glenn.
Roosters: 1 Blake Ferguson 5 Latrell Mitchell 3 Dale Copley 4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall 2 Daniel Tupou 6 Connor Watson 7 Mitchell Pearce 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9 Jake Friend (c) 10 Dylan Napa 11 Ryan Matterson 12 Aidan Guerra 13 Isaac Liu. Interchange: 14 Sam Moa 15 Kane Evans 16 Mitchell Frei 17 Nat Butcher 18 Joseph Manu.
Brisbane is confident hooker Andrew McCullough will play in the Broncos’ NRL clash with the Sydney Roosters despite missing training on Monday.
McCullough, whose previous absence due to a shoulder injury coincided with the Broncos’ six-week form slump, sat out the session after rolling his ankle.
“Hopefully we have him back because we really missed him in that period where we had a few losses. He’s really important to our team,” fullback Darius Boyd said.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change