Lodge to battle through rib injury

Matt Lodge has been cleared to play against Melbourne Storm tomorrow night.

The Broncos prop was in doubt due to a rib cartilage injury but looks set to still line up for the blockbuster clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Lodge’s teammate Alex Glenn conceded the 22-year-old is in for an uncomfortable 80 minutes.

"It's a tough injury - you feel it when you're running," Glenn said.

"It's going to be tough for the big fella to get through.

"It is a tough injury because every movement you do, it's going to affect your ribs."

Storm arrive in Brisbane today ahead of the clash at Suncorp Stadium. Fans in Melbourne will be able to watch the game free-to-air on Channel Nine.

 

Broncos Team:

1. Darius Boyd ©
2. Corey Oates
3. James Roberts
4. Tom Opacic
5. Jamayne Isaako
6. Jack Bird
7. Anthony Milford
8. Matt Lodge
9. Andrew McCullough
10. Tevita Pangai junior
11. Alex Glenn
12. Korbin Sims
13. Josh McGuire

Interchange:     

14. Sam Thaiday
15. Joe Ofahengaue
16. Kodi Nikorima
17. Jaydn Su’A
18. Jonus Pearson
19. Troy Dargan
20. Sam Tagataese
25. Payne Haas

Coach: Wayne Bennett