Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos Live Stream & TV Channel NRL 2019 Full HD
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Clearly, The Canberra Raiders without doubt have exceeded league-wide expectations by winning four of their first five matches, while mass changes at the Broncos have them off course.
And It’s only five rounds into a 25-round season, but there is credit due to Ricky Stuart, Canberra’s football staff and the players for the way they’ve played so far this season.
They now boast the league’s best defence. That’s right… no games, this is serious. In two of their wins they’ve held their opposition scoreless.
Those two low profile signings, English second-rower John Bateman and New Zealand Warriors discard fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, happen to be Canberra’s leading Dally M vote receivers after five rounds.
In last week’s 19-0 win against the Parramatta Eels, Josh Papalii played his best match on the young season as he bullied the Eels’ forward pack and scored a try.
Meanwhile the Brisbane Broncos are under a bigger than usual spotlight to perform.
Apart from their round two win against the North Queensland Cowboys (currently 15th on the ladder), Brisbane has struggled with effort, game management or leadership in their four losses.
This slow start definitely has them in a hole. The last time an NRL team started a season with one win and four losses and went on to play finals was the 2015 Cronulla Sharks.
It took Broncos coach Anthony Siebold until round six last season, his first in charge of the South Sydney Rabbitohs
To get the Rabbitohs at their best which was a 26-14 win over the Roosters that started their run of 11 wins from 12 matches.
The fact is that Payne Haas played his first NRL match of 2019 last week and was Brisbane’s best on ground.
He started the match at lock and showed endurance to make 45 tackles and 17 runs for 167 metres.
Ricky Stuart is sticking with the same players who kept the Parramatta Eels scoreless last weekend, but is forced into one change as the injured Joe Tapine is replaced by Junior Collins on the bench.
They finished 10th on the ladder last year, five wins away from the 8th spot with the 12th worst defence
Definitely, and in an off-season with a couple of low-profile signings the results have changed rapidly for the better.