Opposition Thoughts - Round 5

The Canterbury- Bankstown Bulldogs will host the Brisbane Broncos on Thursday night at ANZ Stadium.

The Bulldogs will be looking to repeat the result from round 16 last year, after successfully defeating the Broncos 40-14 in front of a home crowd at ANZ Stadium.

Des Hasler will be looking to coach the Bulldogs to their fourth victory against the Broncos at ANZ Stadium, on Thursday night.

Hasler has included 22-year-old Matt Frawley to make his NRL debut after Moses Mbye took the early guilty plea to a grade one shoulder charge from last week's clash with the Manly Sea Eagles.

However, Wayne Bennett’s squad will remain unchanged with Benji Marshall listed as 18th man again for the Broncos.

Broncos’ prop Korbin Sims and second rower Sam Thaiday spoke in regards to Thursday night’s clash against the Bulldogs.

“Doesn’t get any easier does it, coming from Canberra to Bulldogs. They’ve always got a big pack and against the Bulldogs you know you’re always in for a long ride. Manly must’ve played really well last weekend to dominate as much as they did but looking forward to another big challenge” - Prop Korbin Sims

"Klem he’s always big, physical, strong plays a lot of passion that’s why everyone loves him in the NRL community. He’s a big, angry dude and he shows it out on the football field and I think it’s great.” - Prop Korbin Sims

“Another big forward pack for us, I don’t think Andrew McCullough is looking forward to it” - Second Rower Sam Thaiday  

"Manly certainly haven't helped us out at all. I'm sure the Bulldogs will be going through the footage from the game wondering what went wrong. The coach is under pressure and there are players under pressure as well so they'll be ready to play the Broncos come Thursday night. We as a team need to make sure we get better and have our heads screwed on come Thursday or else we'll be embarrassed against Canterbury." - Second Rower Sam Thaiday

Get out under the Thursday night lights and back your boys at ANZ stadium this week.