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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos Tips - Souths set for big win

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos predictions for Thursday's NRL Round 5 match
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Brisbane Broncos
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos Tips


Brisbane Broncos went down by 34 points last week, while South Sydney were 38-point winners. A hefty -20.5 handicap shouldn't stop the Rabbitohs covering the line at home.

The hosts are worth backing to win this one by a 31-40 winning margin at value odds.

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won their last 3 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs won by 38 points against Canterbury Bulldogs last week.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Brisbane Broncos.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos have seen 38+ points in their last 16 meetings.
  • Brisbane Broncos have lost 14 of their last 15 matches.
  • Brisbane Broncos lost by 34 points to Melbourne Storm last week.

Head to Head


Brisbane Broncos upset South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round 2 last year with a 22-18 victory at Suncorp Stadium. 

Souths made amends in the second meeting in 2020, winning 28-10 at home in Round 13 against a Broncos side on the slide.

Souths have won three of the last four matches and the last two played in Sydney.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


South Sydney Rabbitohs have reeled off three wins in a row since losing their opening game of the season.

Having gone down 26-18 to defending premiers Melbourne Storm in Round 1, Wayne Bennett's side have been nothing but impressive since.

They defeated Manly Sea Eagles 26-12 in Round 2 and got the better of Sydney Roosters 26-16 in Round 3.

Last weekend, Souths didn't need to get out of second gear as they beat up the Canterbury Bulldogs 38-0 to move to fourth on the ladder.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


South Sydney lose Cody Walker and Keaon Koloamatangi to suspension for Thursday's clash.

The Rabbitohs have named Benji Marshall as Walker's replacement at No. 6 and Jacob Host comes into the back row for Koloamatangi.

Dean Hawkins will make his debut for the Rabibtohs after being named on the bench.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Benji Marshall 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Jacob Host 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Dean Hawkins 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jai Arrow 18. Hame Sele 19. Jaxson Paulo 20. Troy Dargan 21. Steven Marsters

Brisbane Broncos Form


Brisbane Broncos were brought back to earth last week as they were thumped 40-6 by reigning premiers Melbourne Storm.

Kevin Walters' ecstasy at his first ever NRL win as a head coach was shortlived. 

Normality was restored by the Storm as the Broncos' 24-0 win over Canterbury Bulldogs in Round 3 became a one-off.

Brisbane have lost 14 of their 15 matches played since Round 9 last year, including losses to Parramatta Eels 24-16 and Gold Coast Titans 28-16 in the opening two rounds this season.

Brisbane Broncos Team News


The Broncos lose Herbie Farnworth to a shoulder injury, meaning Richie Kennar returns to the side among the centres.

Tevia Pangai comes back into the starting at lock with Patrick Carrigan suspended.

John Asiata missed last week's defeat to Melbourne Storm due to a neck injury, but returns to the bench.

Brisbane Broncos Team List


1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Richard Kennar 4. Tesi Niu 5. David Mead 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tom Dearden 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Jordan Riki 13. Tevita Pangai Junior 14. Brodie Croft 15. Thomas Flegler 16. John Asiata 17. Ben Te’o 18. Ethan Bullemor 19. Rhys Kennedy 20. Cory Paix

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When is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos being played?

The match is being played at ANZ Stadium on Thursday, April 8.

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Verdict

NRL Round 5 gets underway with a one-sided affair. The Rabbitohs made light work of Canterbury Bulldogs last week, and should do the same to the Broncos. 

Souths are tipped to cover the handicap and win by 31-40 points again.

Best Bet: Rabbitohs -20.5 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Rabbitohs by 31-40 Alternative Winning Margin @450.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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