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Sam Thaiday says Broncos won’t be bullied by Eels forwards again
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THE Broncos will not be bullied by Parramatta again, with makeshift hooker Sam Thaiday declaring Brisbane’s beaten forwards are looking for redemption.

The Eels will head to Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night to face Brisbane in a potentially spiteful affair.

The title contenders clashed on July 28 at ANZ Stadium with the hosts shaking off a 12-0 deficit to win 28-14.

The Eels secured victory by bashing the Broncos and getting under their skin, chief enforcer Kenny Edwards rattling Brisbane with his niggling tactics.

The Broncos have won their three games since and were strong in defence against the Dragons on Friday night.

Thaiday, who has started at hooker since Andrew McCullough suffered a knee injury in the Eels game, said the Broncos would not be rattled again.

“We played the Eels not long ago now so we can go back, look at the tape and fix a lot of things we should have got right,” he said.

“We stopped playing down there. We got caught up in the emotion of the game when we should have just been the Broncos and won the game.

“They were definitely physical. The Eels are a team that if you give them an inch they run a mile.

“What we’ve built over the last three weeks is being very tough defensively and we have to make sure we continue that.”

Eels lock Nathan Brown felled Broncos winger Jonus Pearson with a swinging arm before Edwards slammed him on the ground.

The Broncos have not forgotten about it, setting the scene for an explosive return bout which Brisbane must win to stay second on the ladder.

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