NRL Round 25: Do Or Die For Brisbane And Dragons
August 27, 2014
It’ll be a Friday night final before the finals when Brisbane host St George Illawarra in a round 25 clash neither side can afford to lose.
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Brisbane and the Dragons sit 9th and 11th on the ladder respectively equal on 26 points, 1 win outside the finals spots. The Dragons thumped the Titans last round to keep their season alive but despite a 28 point win their for and against is still in the negatives. Brisbane belted the Knights 48-6 and are in a much stronger position to sneak into the 8 due to their points differential. Both sides will need to win this Brisbane Blockbuster to ensure they’re still in the hunt in the final round of the season.
A mixture of injuries and tough fixtures has produced an inconsistent Broncos side in the past month but they got back on track against Newcastle at Suncorp Stadium. While Former dally M medal winner Ban Barba bagged a hat-trick it was Origin and Australian centre Justin Hodges who stole the show. The 32 year old played fullback and had a hand in 4 of his sides 9 tries as the Brisbane backline finally hit top gear. Hodges could be the key to more success at Suncorp on Friday if the Dragons don’t find a way to keep him quiet.
The Broncos ended the Dragons perfect start to their campaign in round 4 with a strong 36-20 points to victory at WIN stadium earlier this season and will be confident of repeating the feat at home. But the visitors, who have the slimmest of finals hopes know they need to win and pray for a few handy results elsewhere. On a short turn around and away from home it is the Dragons who are outsiders on the Sportsbet market, but whether you’re a passionate fan or just like tipping the upset why not give them a chance. If they let you down by full time hopefully they’ll have done enough to be leading at the break so Sportsbet can refund your cash.