Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters Tips and Odds – NRL 2022

Suncorp Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 5 NRL game between Brisbane Broncos and Sydney Roosters. The game kicks off at 7:55 pm with Sydney Roosters heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Brisbane Broncos vs. Sydney Roosters game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Friday April 8, 2022 at 7:55 pm

Where: Suncorp Stadium

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Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters Preview

Brisbane’s stocks have plummeted since its two-win start to 2022. A woeful 38-12 derby loss to North Queensland flowed into an insipid 20-6 defeat to the Warriors. Adam Reynolds doesn’t look settled in a young and disjointed spine, while their backs were awful against unheralded Warriors opponents.

Compounding matters, Patrick Carrigan and Albert Kelly are now sidelined with injuries, Thomas Flegler is suspended again and the Payne Haas-Kelly biffo video has cast the club back under a harsh spotlight.

Sydney Roosters are yet to hit their straps, but they responded strongly to their loss to Souths with a 28-4 defeat of the Cowboys – albeit aided by refereeing whims. The main takeaways were a powerhouse engine-room display and blistering performances from Joey Manu and James Tedesco.

The Roosters are unchanged with Sam Verrills the only first-choice player in the casualty ward. Billy Walters slots into five-eighth for the Broncos, utility Cory Paix comes onto the bench along with Corey Jensen, and Kobe Hetherington gets the start at lock.

Despite their disparate levels of success in recent seasons, the high-profile clubs have split their last eight encounters.

The Kelly-inspired Broncos powered to a 34-16 upset at the SCG in Round 11 last year amid a Victor Radley meltdown, while a last-minute penalty goal snatched a 21-20 Roosters win at Suncorp in Round 22. The Roosters took out the teams’ two 2020 encounters by a combined 117-12.

The Broncos are longshots for the upset here – their steel in backs-to-the-wall situations in recent seasons has been non-existent. Count on the Roosters covering as they aim to stay in touch with the NRL’s front-runners.

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Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters Teams

Broncos team: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Selwyn Cobbo 6. Billy Walters 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Keenan Palasia 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington 14. Ryan James 15. Corey Jensen 16. TC Robati 17. Cory Paix 18. Tyson Gamble 19. Rhys Kennedy 20. Brenko Lee 21. Delouise Hoeter 22. Jordan Pereira 23. Ezra Mam 24. Logan Bayliss-Brow

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 5. Kevin Naiqama 6. Sam Walker 7. Luke Keary 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Connor Watson 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Nat Butcher 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 16. Angus Crichton 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Naufahu Whyte 19. Renouf Atoni 20. Lachlan Lam 21. Sam Verrills 22. Adam Keighran 23. Joseph Suaalii 24. Fletcher Baker