2021 NRL – Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers taking place? Sunday 18th July, 2021 – 07:05 (UK)

Where is Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers taking place? Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Where can I get tickets for Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISBANE BRONCOS

Starting 13: Niu, Oates, Staggs, Farnworth, Isaako, Gamble, Croft, Kennedy, Turpin, Haas, Glenn, Robati, Hetherington – Interchanges: Flegler, Palasia, Riki, Arthars – Reserves: Coates, Bullemor

Unavailable: Ben Te’o (Injured), Patrick Carrigan (Injured), Albert Kelly (Injured), John Asiata (Injured), Karmichael Hunt (Injured), Brendan Piakura (Injured), Tevita Pangai Jnr. (Suspended)

  • Brisbane Broncos recorded a shock win over Cronulla Sharks last time out to create some daylight between themselves and Canterbury Bulldogs in the race to avoid the wooden spoon.
  • The Broncos earned just their fourth win of the season with that success and head coach Kevin Walters will be desperate for his side to record back-to-back victories for the first time under his tenure.

WESTS TIGERS

Starting 13: Laurie, Nofoaluma, Pauga, Talau, Maumalo, Doueihi, Brooks, Utoikamanu, Liddle, Tamou, Garner, L. Leilua, Mikaele – Interchanges: Ofahengaue, Twal, Simpkins, Mbye – Reserves: Chee-Kam, Seyfarth

Unavailable: Russell Packer (Injured), Asu Kepaoa (Injured), James Roberts (Isolation)

  • Wests Tigers will hope the week off has done them some good after yet another horror show last time out, although a second half response did at least give them some hope of ending their poor run.
  • Wests found themselves 0-26 down at the break against South Sydney Rabbitohs and despite scoring 22 second half points, the damage had been done with them now losing their last three by an aggregate score of 144-50.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Broncos will have their sights firmly set on making it back-to-back victories for the first time this season as they host fellow strugglers Wests Tigers at Suncorp. The visitors have lost their last three in alarming fashion, although they did show some positive signs in the second half of their last defeat to South Sydney Rabbitohs. The challenge for Wests will be to produce an 80-minute performance here but with some serious defensive issues, they look set to fall short in this one with Brisbane able to claim a win in a high-scoring contest that produces at least 48 points.

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