Gee-Ess Total game score over 189.5 @ 1.90 - You have to go back to 2004 to find a game between these 2 sides where the combined score was below 200 points. Most of these matches were at docklands but conditions are expected to be fine and calm tonight at the G. I generally hate taking overs but couldn't resist here.
For the first time in the last few years, Brisbane comes into round 1 injury free and a full list to choose from. Fevola and Brown will cause head-aches up forward. Throw in Staker who will pop up for a couple goals.
Clark and Leunberger should dominate in ruck and with Rich, Black and Power through the midfield, Eagles are screwed.
Maguire is back to help Brisbane out in defence. We haven't had a CHB since Leppitsch until now. We have extra run over the park. Raines, even though I don't rate him is running out of defense with McGrath and Drummond.
Brisbane have too much class for a team that will finish bottom 6.