We take a look at Friday nights (23/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 23 match is between the Brisbane Broncos and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Rabbitohs will have to overcome a determined Broncos outfit and a passionate Brisbane crowd if they’re to get the points here.
When: Friday August 23rd, 7:55pm
Where: Suncorp Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Wayne Bennett returns to Brisbane for the first time since deflecting to Souths last season as the Broncos host the Bunnies on Friday night.
Brisbane is in a rich vein of form, losing just once in its past seven games and that form continued last round with a 24-12 win against Penrith.
The Bunnies aren’t enjoying their best stretch of the season and after winning 10 of their first 11 games, find themselves outside the top four for the first time this season after a 14-8 loss to the Dogs last round.
Braidon Burns and Tom Burgess are out for the Bunnies, while Sam Burgess will be given until game time to prove his fitness, although he is far from 100 per cent. The Broncos will miss Jake Turpin and Tevita Pangai Junior to suspension and draft in Matt Gillett and Sean O’Sullivan as replacements.
In round 8 it was all Souths as they ran away with a 38-6 win against a listless Broncos. The Wolf thinks the tables will turn on Friday night and getting the Broncos as underdogs is great value as they should win this one based on recent form.
Tip: Brisbane Broncos at $2.05
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Dane Gagai at $8.00
Broncos: 1. Anthony Milford 5. Jamayne Isaako 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Alex Glenn 2. Corey Oates 6. Darius Boyd 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Matt Gillett 13. Joe Ofahengaue 14. James Segeyaro 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Gehamat Shibasaki 17. Patty Carrigan 18. Rhys Kennedy 19. Izaia Perese 20. Shaun Fensom 21. Fanitesi Niu
Rabbitohs: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. Dane Gagai 3. James Roberts 4. Kyle Turner 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Sam Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Ethan Lowe 16. Dean Britt 17. Tevita Tatola 18. Tom Amone 19. Corey Allan 20. Bayley Sironen 21. Connor Tracey
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change