New Zealand Warriors vs Brisbane Broncos – Regular Season – Preview & Prediction | NRL 2023
When is New Zealand Warriors vs Brisbane Broncos on and what time does it start? New Zealand Warriors vs Brisbane Broncos will take place on Saturday 27th May, 2023 – 08:30 (UK)
Where is New Zealand Warriors vs Brisbane Broncos taking place? New Zealand Warriors vs Brisbane Broncos will take place at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand
Where can I get tickets for New Zealand Warriors vs Brisbane Broncos? Click here for ticket information on 2023 NRL matches
What channel is New Zealand Warriors 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 New Zealand Warriors 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
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
- New Zealand Warriors avoided a fourth successive loss as they returned to winning ways with a relatively straightforward victory over Canterbury Bulldogs last time out.
- They now come into this on the back of their bye week and will be confident of toppling the Broncos despite losing Wayde Egan and Dylan Walker to injury, especially as exciting five-eighth Luke Metcalf will debut.
Starting 13: Nicoll-Klokstad, Watene-Zelezniak, Berry, Pompey, Montoya, Metcalf, Johnson, Fonua-Blake, Lussick, Afoa, Ford, Niukore, Harris – Interchanges: Sironen, Curran, Sifakula, Ale – Reserves: Volkman, Tuaupiki, Leiataua, Going, Maiu’u
Unavailable: Valingi Kepu (Injured), Mitchell Barnett (Injured), Brayden Wiliame (Injured), Te Maire Martin (Injured), Jazz Tevaga (Injured), Edward Kosi (Injured), Wayde Egan (Injured), Dylan Walker (Injured)
- Brisbane Broncos fought hard but were ultimately beaten by Penrith Panthers as their lack of direction around the pitch proved to be costly.
- Adam Reynolds was missing for that contest as the Broncos lost for the second week in succession and while the halfback returns for this contest, Brisbane will be without a quintet of key men owing to State of Origin call-ups.
Starting 13: Sailor, Arthars, Staggs, Farnworth, Mariner, Mam, Reynolds, Palasia, Walters, Jensen, Capewell, Riki, Hetherington – Interchanges: Paix, Willison, Piakura, Taupau – Reserves: Madden, Smoothy, Hoeter, Leota, Te Kura
Unavailable: Corey Oates (Injured), Patrick Carrigan (Origin), Payne Haas (Origin), Reece Walsh (Origin), Selwyn Cobbo (Injured), Thomas Flegler (Origin)
New Zealand Warriors have only lost one of their four home games so far this season and will believe they can record another success as they take on an under-strength Brisbane Broncos outfit. The visitors arrive without their State of Origin stars which leaves a big hole in their pack but they are also missing two important backs too. They have lost their last two with the hosts coming into this refreshed on the back of their bye, the Kiwi outfit are fancied to come out on top.