The Brisbane Broncos are the most successful club in the modern era of Australian rugby league. They have won six premierships since joining the NSWRL in 1988, three of which have come after the inception of the national competition in 1998.
Despite being regular fixtures at the upper end of the table, the Broncos have now gone 13 years without tasting premiership glory. It is the longest drought in the club’s short, glittering history.
Can Anthony Seibold steer the giants of Queensland back to the top? Let’s take a look at the odds for NRL 2020.
About the Brisbane Broncos
|Home ground:||Suncorp Stadium|
|Premierships:||Six – 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006|
|2019 ladder finish:||Eighth (11-1-12)|
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Updated Brisbane Broncos futures odds
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|2020 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4||Dally M Odds|
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- There are seven or eight teams ahead of Brisbane in the NRL Premiership betting this year, but what does that matter? The Canberra Raiders were tipped to miss the top eight in 2019 and came within a questionable ref’s call of winning it all. While the Broncos will have to improve significantly to push for the flag, they are not without a hope.
- If bookies have it right, Brisbane will either creep into the top eight again or miss out by a whisker. The Broncos should be a better team with Brodie Croft pulling the strings, so they have to be considered genuine finals contenders.
- Anthony Milford has been the pick of the Brisbane playmakers for a few years now, but now there is a new sheriff in town. Brodie Croft has studied under some of the best in the business in four seasons at the Melbourne Storm and looks ready to make his mark on the NRL. Payne Haas went close in the Dally M last year and could go deep again.
2020 Brisbane Broncos draw
|1||North Queensland Cowboys||Queensland Country Bank Stadium||Friday, March 13||7:05pm|
|2||South Sydney Rabbitohs||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, March 20||7:05pm|
|3||Gold Coast Titans||Cbus Super Stadium||Sunday, March 29||5:15pm|
|4||Penrith Panthers||Panthers Stadium||Saturday, April 4||6:35pm|
|5||North Queensland Cowboys||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, April 10||7:55pm|
|6||Cronulla Sharks||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, April 17||7:55pm|
|7||Parramatta Eels||TIO Stadium||Friday, April 24||7:55pm|
|8||Manly Sea Eagles||Suncorp Stadium*||Friday, May 1||8:05pm|
|9||South Sydney Rabbitohs||ANZ Stadium||Thursday, May 7||7:50pm|
|10||St George Illawarra Dragons||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, May 15||7:55pm|
|11||Canterbury Bulldogs||Suncorp Stadium||Thursday, May 21||7:50pm|
|13||New Zealand Warriors||Mt Smart Stadium||Friday, June 5||6pm|
|14||Sydney Roosters||Sydney Cricket Ground||Thursday, June 11||7:50pm|
|15||Melbourne Storm||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, June 26||7:55pm|
|16||Penrith Panthers||Suncorp Stadium||Thursday, July 2||7:50pm|
|17||Canberra Raiders||GIO Stadium||Saturday, July 11||5:30pm|
|18||Newcastle Knights||McDonald Jones Stadium||Sunday, July 19||4:05pm|
|19||New Zealand Warriors||Suncorp Stadium||Saturday, July 25||5:30pm|
|20||Parramatta Eels||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, July 31||7:55pm|
|21||Wests Tigers||Campbelltown Stadium||Sunday, August 9||4:05pm|
|22||Gold Coast Titans||Suncorp Stadium||Sunday, August 16||2:05pm|
|23||Newcastle Knights||Suncorp Stadium||Saturday, August 22||7:35pm|
|24||Melbourne Storm||AAMI Park||Saturday, August 29||7:35pm|
|25||Sydney Roosters||Suncorp Stadium||Friday, September 4||7:55pm|
* Manly Sea Eagles home game
Broncos players to watch in 2020
The odd man out in the Melbourne Storm’s 2019 NRL Finals campaign, Croft will relish the chance to take charge of this team and make the halfback role his own. Expect some State of Origin chatter if the Dalby native has a strong start to the year.
At just 20 years of age, Haas has already earned full caps for New South Wales and Australia. The gifted prop is the standout player in one of the most talented forward packs in the competition.
Anthony Seibold confirmed late last year that Isaako would have first crack at the fullback slot in 2020. Anthony Milford is also a strong contender for the no.1 jersey, so the pressure to perform will be there from the start.
Broncos records, stats and history
- Most games: 355 – Darren Lockyer
Most career points: 1222 – Corey Parker
Most points in a season: 272 – Darren Lockyer (1998)
Most career tries: 142 – Steve Renouf
Most tries in a season: 23 – Steve Renouf (1994)
Most points in a match: 24 – Lote Tuqiri (vs. Eagles, 2002)
- Most wins in a season: 18 (1992, 1998, 2000, 2011)
Most consecutive wins: 12 (1997-98)
Highest score in a match: 71 (vs. Knights, 2007)
Biggest winning margin: 71-6 (vs. Knights, 2007)
Largest home attendance: 52,347 (vs. Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium, 2016)
- Founded in 1988 as a direct result of Queensland’s early success in State of Origin, the Brisbane Broncos took only a few years to make their mark on the NSWRL. They won a pair of premierships before the schism of 1995 and added two more unique titles in the following years: the one and only Super League flag in 1997 and the very first NRL crown in 1998.
Long-serving local lads are the backbone of Brisbane’s success. The likes of Allan Langer, Kevin Walters, Shane Webcke, Corey Parker and games record holder Darren Lockyer served with distinction for many years and helped instil a culture of loyalty and ambition that is rare in modern-day expansion clubs.
Wayne Bennett is the grandfather of that winning ethos. The superstar coach manned the helm for all but six of Brisbane’s top-flight campaigns between 1988 and 2018, engineering each of their six premierships along the way. Bennett left to take charge of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2019, with former Bunnies boss Anthony Seibold picking up the reins at Red Hill.
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