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Match Discussion: Round 18 vs Brisbane @ Suncorp Stadium

Who will win? Round 18: Brisbane v Wests Tigers

  • Brisbane Broncos 13+

    Votes: 10 62.5%
  • Brisbane Broncos 1-12

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Draw after Golden Point

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wests Tigers 1-12

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Wests Tigers 13+

    Votes: 2 12.5%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

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NRL 2021 - Round 18
Brisbane Broncos v Wests Tigers
Suncorp Stadium, Milton (TICKETS)
Sunday 18 July 2021

NRL kickoff 2:00pm


1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Brodie Croft 8. Rhys Kennedy 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. TC Robati 13. Kobe Hetherington
Interchange: 14. Cory Paix 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Keenan Palasia 17. Jordan Riki 18. Ethan Bullemor 19. Jesse Arthars 20. Xavier Willison 21. Jamayne Isaako


1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Junior Pauga 4. James Roberts 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Thomas Mikaele
Interchange: 14. Joe Ofahengaue 15. Alex Twal 16. Tukimihia Simpkins 17. Moses Mbye 18. Michael Chee-Kam 19. Tommy Talau 20. Alex Seyfarth 21. Shawn Blore


Referees: Gerard Sutton
Sideline Officials: Phil Henderson, Darian Furner
Video Referees: Alan Shortall

QLD Cup Country Week - Broncos feeder clubs
Burleigh v WYNNUM at Chinchilla, Sat 2:15pm
Redcliffe v IPSWICH at Quilpie, Sat 3pm
SOUTHS LOGAN v Townsville at Richmond, Sat 4pm
Mackay v NORTHS at Dysart, Sat 5pm

No Wests Tigers feeder club NSW Cup match for Wests Magpies.​
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Depends which Broncos side turns up.
The team that played the other weekend against Cronulla will beat us.
The team who showed up most of this year will give us another win.


Depends which Broncos side turns up.
The team that played the other weekend against Cronulla will beat us.
The team who showed up most of this year will give us another win.
It also depends which WT's team shows up as well?


Maguire makes three key changes in Wests Tigers roster shake-up
By Michael Chammas
July 13, 2021 — 2.50pm

Michael Maguire's controversial decision to move Adam Doueihi to the centres has lasted just six weeks, with the under-siege coach set to move his star player back into the No.6 jersey.

With pressure mounting on Maguire and the Tigers to turn the tide against the Brisbane Broncos on Sunday, the Herald has been told the coach has decided to move Doueihi - arguably the Tigers’ best player over the first two months of the season - back to the halves alongside Luke Brooks.

Former skipper Moses Mbye has been relegated to the bench as Maguire turns to Doueihi to ignite the team’s stuttering season.

Maguire has also decided to blood two debutants for the game against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium, handing 25-year-old former Wynnum-Manly Queensland Cup centre Junior Pauga and ex-Cowboys forward Tuki Simpkins their first NRL jerseys.

Pauga will fill in at centre to cover for Doueihi's shift to the halves, while Simpkins is expected to start off the bench.

The big news, however, is the reshuffle of Doueihi back to No.6. Maguire controversially decided to move the former Rabbitohs player to the centres after the round nine loss to the Titans despite his rich vein of form.

The decision appeared vindicated the following weeks when the Tigers, with Mbye at five-eighth, won three of their next four games.

The Tigers have since lost three on the trot and now face a confident Broncos side coming off a win against the Sharks a fortnight ago.



First Grade
He has to do something. The Mbye decision came off but it was a hail mary and let's be honest Mbye has done f**k all. He is pissing me off nearly as much as Reynolds atm.


Junior Pauga to the rescue! Honestly never heard of him. Anyone know how he goes?

Mybe moved from the interchange to jersey number #546457983245734543545566687 is about the only other change I'd like.

Ned Kelly

At least there are some points of interest to make it worth while to have a look at the game. I reckon Simkins will do just fine. Happy to see him get a go.
Don't know anything about Junior Pauga but we have to try out various options in the centres.

Mario chalmers

After such a scathing attack on the side after the last game these are really pathetic team selections. He just moves the players around.

Shawn Blore should have come in for either LL or Garner. He's a great prospect.

There is zero point in picking James Roberts. He is not up to it.

Perth Tiger

Anyone know the story behind Pauga? Seems to have jumped a few in the queue. Never heard of him outside the last few weeks
Looking forward to seeing Tuki have a go. I wish him and Junior well.

What's the betting on Gamble having a blinder? He'll probably carve up. When playing against a team with a former tiger in it they usually have a field day. And we all know our record when up against some adversity.

All we need is Ben Cummins as ref to complete the picture. Somehow we've avoided him for most of, if not all of the year.


Is Staggs going to be kicking for Bronco's? For some reason I'm foreseeing him having an absolute blinder, scoring a hattrick, setting up a few tries and kicking 6/6

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