How to watch Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs NRL live and match preview
The Broncos are desperate to break a 13-match NRL losing streak when they take on fellow cellar dwellers Canterbury.
The last time the hapless Broncos tasted victory was way back in July last year when they beat the Bulldogs. Under their new coach Trent Barrett, the Bulldogs are also winless after two rounds.
There's a real possibility here that the loser of the Broncos and Bulldogs start the season 0-5. The next two games for both clubs are premiership fancies South Sydney and Melbourne in alternative weeks. After those two games the Broncos then also have the Panthers and Eels, could they go winless over seven rounds?
Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs kick-off
Broncos vs Bulldogs starts at 5:30pm AEDT on Saturday 27 March at Suncorp Stadium.
How to watch Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs
Broncos and Bulldogs fans will require a subscription to watch this match. This is the Broncos first of nine matches this season that aren't on free-to-air.
Your best option to follow all the action is Kayo Sports. You can also watch via Foxtel iQ or Foxtel Now. If you're not familiar with the options, check out a comparison of Kayo Sports vs Foxtel here.
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Broncos vs Bulldogs match preview
The Broncos have a new coach this year in Kevin Walters, who has supposedly lifted their attitude and commitment levels. Yet Brisbane still leaked 28 points in their derby loss to the Titans last week.
Things haven't been much better for the Dogs who failed to score a point in their last-start defeat to Penrith and have tasted victory just once in their past 11 matches.
So something has to give at Suncorp Stadium.
This is not an easy game to pick considering the poor form lines of the teams. The Bulldogs will be missing backrower Raymond Faitala-Mariner (broken foot) and suspended winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.
For the Queenslanders, we wouldn't be surprised if Walters axes under-performing halfback Brodie Croft and gives Tom Dearden a crack. The Broncos halves have left a lot to be desired over the opening games.
Croft isn't the only Bronco under pressure to retain his spot in the side. For that reason along with the next run of games Brisbane have we'll lean towards the home-town Broncos by 10 points.
Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs team lists
Brisbane Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Tesi Niu 5. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Tevita Pangai Junior 9. Jake Turpin 10. Thomas Flegler 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. John Asiata 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Ben Te'o 18. Tom Dearden 21. Corey Oates.
Canterbury Bulldogs: 1. Corey Allan 2. Nick Meaney 3. Will Hopoate 4. Nick Cotric 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Josh Jackson 14. Sione Katoa 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Joe Stimson 17. Dylan Napa 19. Dean Britt 21. Lachlan Lewis.
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