The match of the round kicks off on Thursday night with the Broncos hosting a Penrith side who made a big statement last start that they're still the team to beat in 2023.
Brisbane's top spot on the ladder has been overtaken by the Rabbitohs after their loss to Melbourne at AAMI Park but Kevin Walters' side will be buoyed by the performance despite coming home empty-handed.
The Broncos return to Suncorp Stadium for the eighth time in 12 matches this year and will want to make a statement of their own by knocking off the defending champions twice in a season after the Round 1 clash earlier this year.
The 13-12 result in the season opener in March won't have been lost on the Panthers, who blew the Roosters away last week, with halves Jarome Luai and Nathan Cleary hitting their straps right before Origin selection.
With plenty of Origin contenders on the field for both sides and a final chance to impress for each, expect this clash to go down to the wire.
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Broncos: There are no late changes for the home side. Adam Reynolds is being rested after suffering a Category 2 head knock when he landed heavily on his head and neck in Melbourne in Round 11. Jock Madden comes in at halfback in the only change to the side that lost to the Storm. Deine Mariner will be 18th man.
Panthers: Zac Hosking passed a head injury assessment against the Roosters and will start on the edge with Liam Martin to come off the bench for a second week after his return from a hamstring injury. Luke Garner is 18th man for the visitors with Liam Henry dropping out.
Match: Broncos v Panthers
Round 12 -
Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Reece WalshFullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
Winger for Broncos is number 2 Jesse ArtharsWinger for Panthers is number 2 Sunia Turuva
Centre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni StaggsCentre for Panthers is number 3 Tyrone Peachey
Centre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie FarnworthCentre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen Crichton
Winger for Broncos is number 5 Selwyn CobboWinger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Ezra MamFive-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Jock MaddenHalfback for Panthers is number 7 Nathan Cleary
Prop for Broncos is number 8 Thomas FleglerProp for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Billy WaltersHooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
Prop for Broncos is number 10 Payne HaasProp for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Kurt Capewell2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Scott Sorensen
2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Zac Hosking
Lock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick CarriganLock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah Yeo
Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Cory PaixInterchange for Panthers is number 14 Soni Luke
Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Corey JensenInterchange for Panthers is number 15 Lindsay Smith
Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Kobe HetheringtonInterchange for Panthers is number 16 Liam Martin
Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Martin TaupauInterchange for Panthers is number 17 Jaeman Salmon
Replacement for Broncos is number 18 Deine MarinerReplacement for Panthers is number 19 Luke Garner
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
- Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein
- Penrith have won four of the last five matches against the Broncos and have won their past seven games at Suncorp Stadium.
- The Broncos have not beaten the Panthers twice in a season since 2017.
- In the last six matches played between both clubs, the losing side has scored a total of 12 points in every game.
- Selwyn Cobbo has scored 17 tries in his past 17 games at Suncorp Stadium.
Match: Broncos v Panthers
Round 12 -
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Stats supplied by David Middleton, League Information Services, author of the official annual of the NRL.