2021 NRL – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos taking place? Thursday 8th April, 2021 – 10:50 (UK)

Where is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos taking place? Stadium Australia, Sydney

Where can I get tickets for South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos 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 South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos? 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

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

Starting 13: Mitchell, Johnston, Gagai, Graham, Mansour, Marshall, Reynolds, Burgess, Cook, Tatola, Host, Su’A, Murray – Interchanges: Hawkins, Nicholls, Mago, Arrow – Reserves: Sele, Paulo, Dargan, Marsters

Unavailable: Blake Taaffe (Injured), Taane Milne (Injured), Braidon Burns (Injured), Jed Cartwright (Injured), Brock Gardner (Injured), Liam Knight (Injured), Cody Walker (Suspended), Kaeon Koloamatangi (Suspended)

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs continued their impressive start to the season as they proved to be far too good for Canterbury Bulldogs and while it was not a vintage display from Wayne Bennett’s men, they still ran out 0-38 winners.
  • That defensive effort will have been particularly pleasing for Bennett but he will still be eager for his side to fix the number of errors they are making having produced 13 last weekend, leaving them with 53 for the season which is the third-highest in the NRL.

BRISBANE BRONCOS

Starting 13: Isaako, Coates, Kennar, Niu, Mead, Milford, Dearden, Lodge, Turpin, Haas, Glenn, Riki, Pangai Jnr. – Interchanges: Croft, Flegler, Asiata, Te’o – Reserves: Bullemor, Kennedy, Paix

Unavailable: Kotoni Staggs (Injured), Jesse Arthars (Injured), Dale Copley (Injured), Herbie Farnworth (Injured), Patrick Carrigan (Suspended)

  • Brisbane Broncos were unable to build on their win over Canterbury Bulldogs as they succumbed to a heavy loss against Melbourne Storm last week despite making a solid start to that contest.
  • The Broncos held firm in the early stages and led 0-6 with 25 minutes on the clock but the Storm’s opening try opened the floodgates and the 40-6 defeat saw Brisbane make 29 ineffective tackles, leaving them with a league-high in that category through four matches (87).

THE PREDICTION

South Sydney Rabbitohs failed to hit the heights of their first half performance against Sydney Roosters in their previous contest but they still did more than enough to see off a woeful Canterbury Bulldogs last week. They nilled their opponents and they will be looking to back that defensive effort up here as they host Brisbane Broncos. The visitors were outclassed by Melbourne Storm last week and with some of their defensive efforts in that game leaving a lot to be desired, Souths should record another win here. The hosts will be without playmaker Cody Walker as he serves a ban but Benji Marshall gets a crack from the start and he can take his chance with both hands to lead his side to a comfortable win which should see them cover the -18 handicap.

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