HT: Brisbane Broncos 0-29 Sydney Roosters
TRY! Brisbane Broncos 0-28 Sydney Roosters
TRY! Brisbane Broncos 0-22 Sydney Roosters
TRY! Brisbane Broncos 0-16 Sydney Roosters
TRY! Brisbane Broncos 0-10 Sydney Roosters
TRY! Brisbane Broncos 0-4 Sydney Roosters
Underwater knitting, anyone? If your name is Jeff Kennett, strap yourself in for a couple hours of utter and irredeemable boredom. If you’re name isn’t Jeff Kennett – and let’s face it, that’s most of you – welcome to our liveblog of a match that might not look much if you’re a ladder watcher, but has plenty riding on it and should be a cracker. The Broncos were put firmly in their place last week by Parramatta and this test against the resurgent premiers should give context to the form, and by dint the bona-fides of the Eels’ premiership credentials.
If Brisbane can get past the Roosters tonight, we definitely have a new kid in town and he’s coloured blue and gold. But that won’t be easy. The Chooks were back to something like their best against South Sydney and can continue their charge into the eight with victory in the Broncos’ back yard. They’ll have to do it without fullback James Tedesco, who awoke this morning with an elevated temperature. In these times of the coronavirus, that’s enough to rule you out.
Speaking of Covid-19 and sport, let’s remove hats once again in honour of the NRL and the man now running the game, Peter V’landys. They said it couldn’t, shouldn’t be done, but done it is and if viewing figures are anything to go by, the armchair public of Australia is chuffed to bits. No need to be so salty, Jeff.