WESTS TIGERS v BRISBANE BRONCOS at Campbelltown Stadium, Saturday 7.30pm
Gould: NSW's Origin chances
With the Blues playing the best in the business, what are their chances of bringing home the series? Phil Gould discusses with Andrew Webster.
Last meeting: Round 14 2013 - Broncos 32 bt Tigers 12 at Suncorp Stadium
Head-to-head: Tigers 4 Broncos 17 Drawn 1
TV: Live, FoxSports 1
Ladbrokes: Tigers $2.15 Broncos $1.75
Betfair: Tigers $2.16 Broncos $1.84
Michael Chammas writes: The Tigers are without Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods but the Broncos are missing four of their best players. The Broncos have plenty of depth in the forwards so if the Tigers big men can match them through the middle they will win the contest.
Tip: Tigers by 4
AAP writes: Both teams have lost key players to Origin call-ups with Justin Hodges, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker missing for the Broncos while Tigers pair Aaron Woods and Robbie Farah are in the NSW squad. Both teams returned to the winner's circle last weekend after suffering back-to-back losses, the Broncos overcoming Gold Coast while the Tigers edged past Cronulla. Sam Thaiday remains sidelined for the Broncos with big boppers Ben Hannant and Martin Kennedy coming back into the squad. The Tigers are also missing James Tedesco and Liam Fulton for the trip to Sydney's south-west.
Key: The battle of the respective halfbacks looks crucial with Ben Hunt at the heart of everything for the Broncos while young gun Luke Brooks played a role in three Tigers' tries against the Sharks.
TIGERS: Kurtis Rowe, David Nofoaluma, Tim Simona, Chris Lawrence, Pat Richards, Braith Anasta (capt), Luke Brooks, Martin Taupau, Joel Luani, Keith Galloway, Sitaleki Akauola, Bodene Thompson, Adam Blair. Interchange: Sauaso Sue, Ava Seumanufagai, Blake Austin, Keith Lulia.
BRONCOS: Ben Barba, Daniel Vidot, Jack Reed, Dale Copley, Lachlan Maranta, Josh Hoffman, Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Andrew McCullough, Jarrod Wallace, Alex Glenn (capt), Corey Oates, Todd Lowrie. Interchange: David Hala, Ben Hannant, David Stagg, Jake Granville, Martin Kennedy, Jordan Kahu (two to be omitted).
Referees: Gavin Badger, Gavin Reynolds.