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Hoffman reutns on the wing

Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has been forced to make a tough backline decision for Friday night's blockbuster against the Storm in Brisbane.
Hoffman reutns on the wing
by NRL

Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has been forced to make a tough backline decision for Friday night's blockbuster against the Storm in Brisbane.

Josh Hoffman returns from a week in the Queensland Cup enforced after he was late for training.

But he has paid a price, losing his fullback jersey to Corey Norman.

Norman scored a try in the Broncos' tight loss to the Bulldogs last week, convincing Griffin to keep him at the back.

Hoffman comes onto the wing, replacing youngster Lachlan Maranta who has earned a rest after a sterling few weeks filling a hole in the NRL side.

Josh McGuire (eye) and Corey Parker (shoulder) are both out with injury, giving Brendon Gibb a chance on the bench.

Both are expected to play against the Sea Eagles next week.

BRISBANE v MELBOURNE
Suncorp Stadium
Friday 17/08/12
7.40pm

Brisbane: Corey Norman, Gerard Beale, Jack Reed, Justin Hodges, Josh Hoffman, Ben Hunt, Peter Wallace, Ben Hannant, Andrew McCullough, Petero Civoniceva, Matt Gillett, Sam Thaiday [c], Ben Te'o. Subs: Luke Capewell, Brendon Gibb, Mitchell Dodds, Dunamis Lui.

Melbourne: Billy Slater, Sisa Waqa, Justin O'Neill, Will Chambers, Anthony Quinn, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith [c], Jason Ryles, Sika Manu, Ryan Hoffman, Todd Lowrie. Subs: Ryan Hinchcliffe, Bryan Norrie, Jaiman Lowe, Kevin Proctor, Rory Kostjasyn, Dane Nielsen (two to be omitted).


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