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Season Preview - Brisbane Broncos
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Ins: Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Marmin Barba (Titans), Martin Kennedy (Roosters), Todd Lowrie (Warriors), Stewart Mills (Sharks), Daniel Vidot (Dragons).

Outs: Scott Anderson (Wakefield), Kurt Baptiste (Raiders), Delroy Berryman (Sea Eagles), Dunamis Lui (Sea Eagles), Corey Norman (Eels), Scott Prince (Retired), Nick Slyney (London), Lama Tasi (Salford), Caleb Timu (Mormon Mission), Peter Wallace (Panthers).

2013 Record – 12th, 25 points (10 wins, 13 losses, 1 draw).

Stat Rankings:

Attack: =12th, 18.08  ppg

Defence: 9th, 19.88 ppg

Marquee Man: Ben Barba – 2012 Dally M Medallist who led the Bulldogs to a Finals appearance with 22 tries. Plagued by off field issues last season, Barba has relocated north to be closer to family and could prove a great acquisition if he can recapture his past form.

Under the Spotlight: Anthony Griffin – Doubts continue to remain over the coaches’ long term future at the club. Will need to hit the ground running to keep the wolves at bay and nothing short of a Semi Final finish will be required to keep him at the helm.

Draw Analysis: Favourable start with 10 consecutive Friday night matches to open the season.

Verdict:

Brisbane recorded their worst finish to a season in 2013 to miss the Semi Finals for only the second time since 1992.

They possess a solid forward pack through the likes of Thaiday, Parker and Gillett, however they continue to struggle in Attack ranking just =12th overall.

Barba should add some much needed spark to a stale backline, however with a new halves combination and gun centre Justin Hodges injured until mid-year, the Broncos may be giving the opposition too much start to figure come September.

The Broncos are a temptingly priced $1.85 with Ladbrokes to Miss the top 8. 

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