2019 NRL – Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters taking place? Friday 17th May, 10:55

Where is Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters taking place? Suncorp Stadium

What channel is Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters on?
UK – Sky Sports Arena
Australia – Fox Sports

Where can I stream Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters?
UK – Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match via Sky Go
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

Where can I get tickets for Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters?
Brisbane Broncos – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500011

Sydney Roosters – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500001

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISBANE BRONCOS

Head Coach: Anthony Seibold

Starting 13: Boyd, Oates, Staggs, Shibasaki, Isaako, Milford, Dearden, Lodge, Turpin, Haas, Glenn, Gillett, Flegler – Interchanges: Carrigan, Fifita, Pangai Jnr., Ofahengaue – Reserves: Segeyaro, Roberts, Su’a, O’Sullivan

Unavailable: Andrew McCullough, Jack Bird

  • Brisbane secured an important win as they saw off a dogged Manly performance for just their third victory of the season but face an uphill battle if they are to secure a second victory in succession as they host the red hot Sydney Roosters.

  • The Broncos lost Jack Bird for the season with an ACL injury but James Segeyaro has joined the club to provide a further option at hooker in the absence of Andrew McCullough and he will make his debut despite being named amongst the reserves.

  • Bird’s injury offers a reprieve to Jamayne Isaako after he was a high-profile casualty last week as Anthony Seibold swung the axe and his return sees Gehamat Shibasaki switching to the centres.

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Head Coach: Trent Robinson

Starting 13: Tedesco, Tupou, Mitchell, Manu, Ikuvalu, Keary, Cronk, Waerea-Hargreaves, Radley, Taukeiaho, Aubusson, Crichton, Liu – Interchanges: Butcher, Tetevano, Collins, Tupouniua – Reserves: Faamausili, Verrills, Lamb, Hall

Unavailable: Billy Smith, Brett Morris, Jake Friend

  • Sydney Roosters extended their winning run to eight matches after they held off a late Canberra fightback in the Magic Round last week as their superb form showed no signs of faltering.

  • The Roosters picked up knocks to Latrell Mitchell, Boyd Cordner and Daniel Tupou in last week's win with Cordner ruled out whilst Tupou will not feature either despite being named in the side.

  • Ryan Hall could make his long-awaited debut in the NRL in place of Tupou on the wing whilst Mitchell should be fine to play having come through the Roosters’ Captain’s Run without an adverse reaction.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane improved to 3-6 but face a tough task to make it back-to-back wins here as they host high-flying Sydney Roosters. The Tricolours are on an eight-game winning streak with a record-breaking victory over the Broncos included in that run and they should be able to make it nine in a row. The Broncos did well to beat a gutsy Manly side and should be able to build some confidence on the back of that but this will be far more difficult. The Roosters are on fire and they will need to massively underperform to give the Broncos a chance to end their winning run.