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The Brisbane Broncos are hoping to avoid their first-ever wooden spoon when they take on the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:50pm (AEST).
After beginning their season with an encouraging win over the Cowboys, things have been utterly disastrous since for the Broncos. They’ve lost 16 of 17 since the season resumed, including the last ten in a row, and will collect a first wooden spoon in club history with a loss this evening.
North Queensland have had a similarly disappointing campaign, however. Coming into 2020 with designs on a return to finals, they’ve instead been a massive letdown. After starting 3-3, a nine-game losing streak sealed their fate and will almost certainly finish 14th – an unacceptable result.
Round 1’s win made it three straight for the Broncos over the Cowboys and five of the previous six. The Cowboys have a rubbish record at Suncorp Stadium, losing on nine of their last ten visits.
Kick-off: 7:50pm (AEST)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
TV: Nine, Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
Odds: Cowboys $1.77, Broncos $2.05
1. Darius Boyd, 2. Xavier Coates, 3. Jesse Arthars, 4. Herbie Farnworth, 5. Richard Kennar, 6. Kotoni Staggs, 7. Tom Dearden, 8. Joe Ofahengaue, 9. Isaac Luke, 10. Payne Haas, 11. Jordan Riki, 12. Alex Glenn, 13. Patrick Carrigan
Bench/Reserves: 14. Cory Paix, 15. Ben Te’o, 16. Corey Oates, 17. Jamil Hopoate, 18. Rhys Kennedy, 19. Ethan Bullemor, 20. Sean O’Sullivan, 21. Brodie Croft
1. Valentine Holmes, 2. Kyle Feldt, 3. Murray Taulagi, 4. Daejarn Asi, 5. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, 6. Scott Drinkwater, 7. Jake Clifford, 8. Josh McGuire, 9. Gavin Cooper, 10. Jordan McLEan, 11. Gavin Cooper, 12. Mitchell Dunn, 13. Jason Taumalolo
Bench/Reserves: 14. John Asiata, 15. Tom Gilbert, 16. Corey Jensen, 17. Francis Molo, 18. Emry Pere, 19. Jake Graville, 20. Ben Condon, 21. Justin O’Neill