Here is all you need to know about the Brisbane Broncos' 2022 Telstra Premiership draw.
Teams they play twice
Rabbitohs, Bulldogs, Cowboys, Roosters, Knights, Titans, Storm, Dragons, Eels
Teams they play once
Warriors, Panthers, Sharks, Sea Eagles, Raiders, Wests Tigers
Thursday 6; Friday 8; Saturday 7; Sunday 3.
After a huge round one home clash against beaten grand finalists South Sydney, Brisbane get three games against three of last year's lower-finishing sides. With three of four opening month games in the Brisbane area, there is a chance for the Broncos to start 2022 strongly.
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Straight after that the Broncos head into a tough patch with the Roosters, Panthers, Sharks and Rabbitohs in a five-game spell from round five that also include a potentially tricky game against a Bulldogs side likely to be much stronger than last year.
Make it count
Towards the end of the Origin period, Brisbane enjoys a five-game run that includes the Cowboys, Dragons, Titans, Eels and Wests Tigers. The trip to CommBank Stadium to face Parramatta in round 19 looks tough but the other four games are all in Queensland against teams not widely tipped – other than perhaps the Titans – to feature in the 2022 finals.
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Storyline to watch
There will be major changes to the way Brisbane attack in 2022, with the squad needing to adapt to former South Sydney star Adam Reynolds. A long-term halves partner needs to be identified sooner than later, with Kotoni Staggs a mooted option, Ezra Mam likely to get a chance at some point and existing halves Tyson Gamble and Albert Kelly arguably the early front-runners. The team's opening month performances will have a big say in how this develops.