Wayne Bennett said the Broncos' non-Origin players need to lift during the middle part of the season following the team's 40-16 loss to the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs monstered a Brisbane side featuring five players backing up from Origin with several more missing, running up a 40-16 win on their home patch.
Bulldogs winger Brett Morris has made a successful return from injury, scoring a hat-trick to help his side to a big win over the Broncos on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs and Broncos have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 16 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
One of Brisbane's rising young guns is happy to buck the trend and represent a winning NSW team.
Broncos coach and former Maroons mentor Wayne Bennett has blasted the NSW side's ability to "self-destruct" following their tenth series loss in 11 years.
With Sam Thaiday suspended for Brisbane's next two games, Adam Blair looms as a possible replacement in the second row after initially being named on the bench.
Queensland and Broncos forward Sam Thaiday has been suspended for two matches after he entered an early guilty plea for a grade two dangerous tackle.
Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt says debutant Tom Opacic is one of the hardest workers he has ever met in his time in rugby league.
Early-season hotshots the Broncos lost three straight before last weekend's rest while Des Hasler's men had just one win in their three prior games.