Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog
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Roosters Vs. Brisbane
2012 NRL Premiership Season, 10 June, 2012
|Allianz Stadium, NSW|
|Brisbane 40 defeated Roosters 22|
|Referee: M Cecchin|
|Touch judges: P Holland & S Carrall|
The Sydney Roosters are coming off three straight losses and need to beat a weakened Brisbane Broncos outfit to stay in touch with the top eight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 3:00pm AEST.
After an encouraging start to the season, the Roosters are now in a slump and need to bounce back into form against Brisbane today.
With Mitchell Pearce the only player missing on Origin duty, the Roosters are near full strength and should view this game as a great opportunity to regain some winning form.
Brisbane have once again been heavily affected by Origin representation and injury, with key stars Justin Hodges, Petero Civoniceva, Sam Thaiday, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker all sitting out today’s clash against Sydney.
The Broncos however will still field a competitive side, with Peter Wallace, Corey Norman, Josh Hoffman, Alex Glenn, Ben Te’o and Gerard Beale all capable of causing the Roosters defence severe problems if given the chance to do so.
Over the past few weeks, The Roosters have had immense trouble playing for the full eighty minutes and need to be switched on for the entire contest if they are to keep an enthusiastic Broncos outfit at bay.
The team that manages to dominate possession today will probably go on and win this contest.
Sydney and Brisbane can be a joy to watch with the ball in hand, but both teams seem to struggle when placed on the defensive.
The Roosters started well against the Bulldogs two weeks ago, only to fade terribly on the back of sustained pressure from Canterbury.
Brisbane meanwhile raced to a 24 nil lead in the first half against Newcastle last week after dominating possession for the first 25 minutes.
When possession evened up however, Brisbane was left reeling in defence as the Knights fought back to within two points before eventually succumbing 50-24.
With these factors in mind, expect a high scoring contest between two sides that possess the artillery necessary to crack one another wide open today.
With Brisbane missing several key players however, a fit and firing Roosters outfit at home may just do enough to secure a win they need to reignite their chances of making the top eight.
Roosters by 6