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Brisbane Broncos

brisbane broncos Coach Wayne Bennett
Captain Darren Lockyer
Year entered premiership 1988


Home ground: Suncorp Stadium

Premierships: 6 – 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006

Finishes over the past three years: 2007 – qualifying final; 2006 – premiers; 2005 -semi-final

Gains: Joel Clinton (Panthers), Peter Wallace (Panthers), PJ Marsh (Eels), Ashton Sims (Dragons), Tom Hewitt (Dragons), Reece Robinson (Sharks)

Losses: Petero Civoniceva (Penrith), Brad Thorn (Crusaders RU), Shaun Berrigan (Hull), Brent Tate (NZ Warriors), Dane Carlaw (Catalan Dragons)

Money Man: Karmichael Hunt: With Darren Lockyer likely to take time to regain his magic touch following his knee reconstruction, Hunt will assume more attacking responsibility. Hunt loves the ball in his hands and expect to see him and Justin Hodges “connect” more this season.

One to watch: Dave Taylor. If young prop Taylor delivers the goods this season he could be Brisbane’s trump card. He is a super talent with size, speed and skills not seen in a young front rower since Adam Ritson.

Best team: Karmichael Hunt, Darius Boyd, Steve Michaels, Justin Hodges, Denan Kemp, Darren Lockyer, Peter Wallace, Joel Clinton, PJ Marsh, Ben Hannant, Ashton Sims, Corey Parker, Greg Eastwood. Reserves: David Stagg, Sam Thaiday, Tonie Carroll, David Taylor.

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Betting: Centrebet $23, SportsBet $12.

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