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Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions & Tips - Worst defence in the NRL to continue leaking points

  • Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs predictions for Thursday’s NRL game
  • The Round 15 clash is being played at 10.50am BST at Suncorp Stadium
  • Brisbane have conceded 38+ points in their last 3 games
  • Rabbitohs’ winger Alex Johnston has scored 6 tries in his last 2 games
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Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston has scored 6 tries in his last 2 games (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 16 Jun 2021
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Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions


Brisbane Broncos are conceding points at an alarming rate and not expected to win anytime soon. South Sydney winger Alex Johnston is on fire and expected to score more tries against the worst defence in the NRL.

  • Brisbane Broncos have lost 5 of their last 6 games.
  • Brisbane Broncos have lost by 22+ points in their last 3 games.
  • Brisbane Broncos have conceded 38+ points in their last 3 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 4 of their last 5 games against Brisbane Broncos.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won by 18+ points in their last 2 games against Brisbane Broncos.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 10 of their last 12 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won by 14+ points in their last 2 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Alex Johnston has scored 6 tries in his last 2 games.

Head to Head


Brisbane have a 30-15 advantage against South Sydney with 1 draw in 46 games.

The Rabbitohs have won four of the last five encounters including 35-6 in Round 5 this season.

Brisbane Broncos Form


Brisbane sit second last on the ladder after a poor start to the season. They have the worst defence in the NRL, conceding 436 points in 14 games including 130 in their last three.

Kevin Walters’s side pulled off a surprise 34-16 win against the Roosters in Round 11 but have slumped to three straight defeats.

The Broncos lost 40-12 against Melbourne, 52-24 against St George Illawarra and 38-16 against Canberra.

Brisbane Broncos Injuries & Team News


Xavier Coates (hamstring) has been named on the wing with Tesi Niu continuing at fullback.

Karmichael Hunt gets another start at five-eighth with Albert Kelly (hamstring) out for at least one more week.

Thomas Flegler regains the No.13 jersey with John Asiata on the interchange bench.

Brisbane Broncos Line Up


1. Tesi Niu
2. Xavier Coates
3. Herbie Farnworth
4. Jesse Arthars
5. Selwyn Cobbo
6. Karmichael Hunt
7. Tyson Gamble
8. Matt Lodge
9. Jake Turpin
10. Payne Haas
11. Alex Glenn
12. Tevita Pangai Jr
13. Tom Flegler

Interchange

14. Kobe Hetherington
15 John Asiata
16. Keenan Palasia
17. TC Robati

Reserves

18. Cory Paix
21. Dale Copley

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


South Sydney are sitting fourth on the ladder after winning 10 of their opening 13 matches in 2021.

The Rabbitohs won seven straight before a heavy 50-0 defeat to Melbourne. They bounced back with a 32-22 win against Cronulla before a 56-12 loss against Penrith.

Wayne Bennett’s side have won their last two matches, 38-20 against Parramatta and 24-10 against Newcastle. Alex Johnston scored a hat-trick in both wins.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Injuries & Team News


Cameron Murray, Jai Arrow and Damien Cook have all been named after being rested following State of Origin.

Benji Marshall drops out of the squad and Jaydn Su'a is in the reserves.

Dane Gagai returns at centre with Jacob Host, Hame Sele and Braidon Burns on the interchange bench. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs Line Up


1. Latrell Mitchell
2. Alex Johnston
3. Dane Gagai
4. Campbell Graham
5. Taane Milne
6. Cody Walker
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Mark Nicholls
9. Damien Cok
10. Tevita Tatola
11. Keoan Koloamatangi
12. Jai Arrow
13. Cameron Murray

Interchange

14. Braidon Burns
15. Hame Sele
16. Tom Burgess
17. Jacob Host

Reserves

18. Blake Taafee
21. Jaydn Su'a

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Verdict

Brisbane are coming off three heavy defeats. Their defence doesn’t look like improving anytime soon, with South Sydney and in-form winger Alex Johnston to take advantage.

Best Bet: South Sydney -17.5 Handicap @-125.00 at Unibet - 4 Units
Value Bet: Over 57.5 Total Points @160.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Alex Johnston 2+ Tries @150.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Alex Johnston First Tryscorer @550.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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