IT is 'Operation Hoppa' for the Broncos as they try and blunt one of the Bulldogs' best attacking weapons at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.
Coach Anthony Seibold identified Will Hopoate as the main danger at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow night.
Since Dallin Watene-Zelzniak moved from the Panthers, and shifted Hopoate to the centres, both have been in strong form.
It is a huge task for the Broncos, with rookie Herbie Farnworth slated to mark up on him after Alex Glenn was named at second row in Matt Gillett's absence.
"He is a big challenge," said Seibold this morning.
"He has been outstanding and has probably from what I can see has been the Bulldogs' most consistent player.
"Add Watene-Zelezniak over the last couple of weeks and he has been good as well.
"But I think Hopoate had 180 (running) metres in the last game.
"So whoever has to handle him will have a big job to do."
Seibold said the Broncos would not underestimate the Dogs, who come into the game off the back of wins over the Sharks and Knights.
he said the Bulldogs had been playing efficiently, so the Broncos would need to be at their best.
"The Bulldogs have always been a gritty team," he said.
"In the last couple of weeks (halfback) Jack Cogger has looked really sharp and Watene-Zelzniak with his kick returns out the back has been dangerous for them.
"He has added enormous value for them.
"Having him on both sides of the park has been dangerous.
"They don't beat themselves the Bulldogs, they complete really high and they have a fast play the ball.
"They ask you questions, so we have to make sure we are gritty again and work really hard for each other with the footy."