Round 22: Broncos Unchanged

The Brisbane Broncos have named the same 17 this weekend after going down to Manly 44-14 in round 21.

The Broncos were handed their fourth loss of the season last weekend and the result ended an eight game winning streak for the competition leaders.

Dale Copley has been added as the 18th man to cover for Jordan Kahu who came from the field last weekend with concussion.

Copley is expected to drop off the interchange bench after Kahu was able to return to the field and be cleared by the Broncos medical staff to be fit for Friday’s blockbuster.

The Broncos will return back to Suncorp Stadium looking to bounce back after their result against the Sea Eagles and with eight straight wins at the venue and having scored 164 points in their past four games on home soil, there will be plenty of confidence amongst the playing group.

“It is important we get back to our process and move on from what was a pretty disappointing night on Saturday,” Corey Parker told Broncos TV.

The Broncos have won their past four against the Bulldogs, including a 16-8 victory in round 18 of the 2015 season.

BRONCOS NRL TEAM

1. Darius Boyd

2. Lachlan Maranta

3. Jack Reed

4. Justin Hodges (c)

5. Jordan Kahu

6. Anthony Milford

7. Ben Hunt

8. Sam Thaiday

9. Andrew McCullough

10. Jarrod Wallace

11. Alex Glenn

12. Matt Gillett

13. Corey Parker

Interchange:

14. Joe Ofahengaue

15. Mitchell Dodds

16. Corey Oates

17. Kodi Nikorima

18. Dale Copley

Coach: Wayne Bennett