Broncos mentor Wayne Bennett singled out his side's penalties and errors a key reason for their loss to Souths, singling out Sam Thaiday as a main culprit.
The 2015 season opener between Brisband and South Sydney provided a number of answers and also raised some interesting questions.
The Rabbitohs got their NRL title defence off to the perfect start, crushing the Broncos at a sweltering Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night.
Brisbane Broncos forward Corey Parker will become the 22nd player to play 300 NRL matches when he takes the field against South Sydney tonight.
It's a blockbuster to kick of the new season, with the red hot reigning premiers up against Wayne Bennett's star-studded Broncos.
Returning Broncos coach Wayne Bennett understands the pressure on him at his old club, but says Thursday's result against Souths 'won't make or break' his team.
The footy season is back at last, and what better way to kick it off than with a Wayne Bennett-coached Broncos side facing the reigning premier Rabbitohs.
South Sydney have the squad to overcome the loss of Sam Burgess and win back-to-back premierships according to Broncos great Steve Renouf.
NRL Fantasy legend Corey Parker will bring up his 300th game for the Broncos when he lines up against the Rabbitohs on Thursday night.
A hard-earned golden point win in the World Club Series against Wigan has given Broncos players belief in each other heading into Round 1 against the Rabbitohs.