And then there were two. After 29 rounds in the NRL it will all come down to Sunday night to decide whether Brisbane Broncos or North Queensland Cowboys will reign supreme in season 2015. Since the Bookies have struggled to split the two powerhouse sides from Queensland we thought we would help everyone out and give you the reasons why the Broncos will win.
1. The Supercoach
Wayne Bennett has competed in seven grand finals in his lustrous career winning them all. His record speaks volumes about his ability to get the best out of his players at the right time of the season. Sunday night’s blockbuster shouldn’t be any different with Bennett getting his troops ready to win once again
2. Experienced forwards
The Broncos pack has managed to match it with any pack in the competition all season. Its ability to get over the advantage line has allowed for Brisbane creative men to put points on the board. With a host of big names in the pack such as Sam Thaiday and Corey Parker expect to see the Broncos pack aim up. The entire Brisbane pack has represented either state or country meaning they all have big game experience. Should they provide this platform the little guys, especially Anthony Milford, will carve up the men from Townsville.
3. Anthony Milford
As a Raiders fan I hate to say this but Milford is something special. The boy is an absolute freak who brings that X-factor to break up well-structured defences. If you need proof of it go back and watch the Broncos vs Roosters semi-final. Should the game be close Milford is the one that can break it open and win the Broncos the premiership.
4. Beat them last time and had a week off
Just three weeks ago at the start of the finals series the Cowboys travelled to Suncorp to play Brisbane. While it was tight affair, the Broncos came up victorious. Winning last time proves the Broncos can beat North Queensland, which should give them plenty of confidence before Sunday’s clash.
Winning their first finals match gave the men from Brisbane a week to recover from bumps and bruises. Having a week off allowed the Broncos to freshen up which was evident in the semi-finals as they started much faster than the Sydney Roosters. The Cowboys have had to play all rounds in the finals meaning the Broncos will be the fresher side on Sunday night.
5. All the pressure is on the Cowboys
JT is supposed to be the next immortal, but can he really join that club without winning a premiership as the starting halfback? Further in the history of North Queensland, they have never won a premiership, losing their only grand-final to the Tigers in 2005. This combined with the number of miles they have to travel as well as the conspiracies from past finals campaigns and all the pressure is on the Cowboys to win. This should make life easier for the Broncos who come into the contest the more relaxed side.
So there you have it. The above are theoretical reasons as to why the Broncos can win on Sunday night. Let’s just hope the two sides from Queensland put on a show before we swap to watching the round ball throughout the summer.