Broncos playing 'Origin-like' football: Barrett

NSW Origin five-eighth Trent Barrett believes the Storm will have to survive a 60 minute, Origin-like onslaught from the Brisbane Broncos if they hope to progress to the NRL grand final this Saturday night.<br>&nbsp;<br>An eight time Origin representative, Barrett predicted the Broncos would implement a ‘bash-them’ style game plan on the Storm, after it was successful in ending the premiership hopes of the Dragons on Saturday night.<br><br>“I thought it was Origin-like the way they started that game,” Barrett said on Bigpond Sports Weekend.<br><br>“If they can do that next week and skip to an early lead they are a chance of beating Melbourne.”<br><br>Barrett revealed a possible chink in the armour for the Broncos and believes the Storm may need to wait sixty minutes to exploit it. <br><br>“The thing that Melbourne will probably look at is if they can go with Brisbane for an hour and be twelve all or ten-eight… they will think they can win.<br><br>“They [Brisbane] get really tired and they showed in patches last night they could have let the Dragons back into the game. Only through the Dragons mistakes that they didn’t.”<br><br>Barrett pin-pointed Ashton Sims and Nick Kenny as the go-to-hitmen for the Broncos in Saturday night’s victory, praising their intimidating defense as a key to Brisbane’s game-plan. <br>&nbsp;<br>“I think Ashton Sims gave him [Justin Poore] a fair work over as well [as Nick Kenny].”<br><br>Barrett highlighted the difference between regular season games and semi finals, likening the fast pace and physicality of semi-finals to that of State of Origin.<br><br>“Semi finals and Origin games they’re different… and a lot of the players in the Dragons side haven’t played in real big games before.<br><br>“They are different and [the] Broncos have a lot of experienced players.”<br><br>The Broncos boast an impressive resume of State of Origin stars, matched only by that of the Melbourne Storm. It remains to be seen if the ‘bash-them’ style game plan of the Broncos is successful or if the Storm can withstand Brisbane’s fire-power and successfully come home with a wet sail. <br><br><b><a href="http://bigpondvideo.com/Sports-Summer-Highlights/209931" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to view the full interview.</a></b>