The Brisbane Broncos head into the international break sitting in the top four but coach Wayne Bennett still wants improvement from his side.
Brisbane Broncos centre James Roberts has received better news than expected on his injured ankle.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has rubbished the suggestion that the late fightback by the Panthers is a sign of better things to come for Penrith.
It's a tactic that ultimately changed the game between the Broncos and Panthers and Josh McGuire has admitted that it's a ploy he uses regularly.
Brisbane dominated the first half but Penrith came to life in the second, briefly creating hopes of an unlikely comeback but ultimately coming up short.
The Broncos escaped a Penrith point-scoring frenzy but may have paid a heavy price with star centre James Roberts carried from the field with an ankle injury.
The Brisbane Broncos and Penrith Panthers have confirmed their 17-man line-ups ahead of their Round 9 Telstra Premiership clash.
The official team lists for all 16 clubs ahead of Round 9 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Broncos half Ben Hunt has revealed that the real battle is not the physical rehabilitation but the mental anguish of being unable to contribute on the field.
Broncos and England coach Wayne Bennett won't stand in the way of Anthony Milford if he wants to make himself available for Samoa during rep round.