Brisbane Broncos – Everything You Need to Know
It’s World Club Series time, and Warrington will be coming up against the Brisbane Broncos this Saturday evening, 8pm kick off. Here’s a guide to everything you’ll need to know about our opponents this weekend.
The Broncos were so near yet so far in 2016. After losing the 2015 Grand Final to the North Queensland Cowboys in golden point, many fancied the Broncos to go one step further in 2016 and claim the big prize. They started the season well, romping to a 42-12 victory over Wigan Warriors, which was followed up with 7 wins out of their first 8 matches.
A mid-season slump, including a run of 3 wins in 11 matches, left Brisbane out of touch with the frontrunners, which meant a 6th place finish on the NRL regular season ladder.
A playoff victory over the Gold Coat Titans (44-28) set up a repeat of the 2015 Grand Final against the Cowboys. Another classic ensued, before Brisbane were again pipped in golden point, going down 26-20 in the Preliminary Semi Final.
Top Try Scorer – Corey Oates (18)
Top Goalscorer – Corey Parker (45)
Top Metre Maker – Josh McGuire (3416)
Top Tackler – Andrew McCullough (853)
Anthony Milford – Signed from Canberra Raiders in 2015, the 22 year old stand-off is one of the game’s brightest talents. Known for his electric pace and fast feet, Milford can change a game at any time. An ever present for the Broncos in 2016, Milford finished the year with 16 tries, with many tipping him for even greater things in 2017.
2017 So Far
With the evergreen Corey Parker hanging up his boots at the end of the 2016 campaign, 2017 is somewhat of a new dawn for the Broncos. A new captain has been selected, in the form of full-back Darius Boyd, while the experienced Benji Marshall has joined from St George. Also recruited is pacey winger David Mead, while Mitchell Dodds has re-joined from Warrington.
The Broncos kicked off their new season with the NRL curtain raiser, the Auckland Nines. After impressing on Day One, the Broncos faced Sydney Roosters in the quarter finals. The Broncos had a kick to win the match, but ran out of time on the ‘shot clock’, and so exited the tournament at the quarter final stage.
The next stage in their 2017 is a trip to the Halliwell Jones!
Fans can also still purchase tickets for the World Club Series fixture, by clicking the link below, from only £20 for adults, and £10 for juniors.