Oates axed for Warriors clash

30 June 2020 20:43:29 GMTPlus10

The Broncos have dropped winger Corey Oates for the meeting with the Warriors on Saturday.

Oates has not been named in the 17 for the game at Central Coast Stadium, but is on an extended bench.

The Queensland Origin winger's recent lack of form has cost him his spot for what would have been his 150th game.

Skipper Alex Glenn confirmed after training that Oates - who represented the Maroons in all Origin matches last year - would not be in the starting side in Gosford.

The 25-year-old on Monday accepted a fine of $550 for contrary conduct following his outburst at referee Peter Gough during the 30-12 defeat to the Titans, which resulted in him being sin-binned.

His starting spot has gone to Jamayne Isaako, who played off the interchange against Gold Coast.

Pat Carrigan is back in the run-on side following a one-game suspension, while prop Tom Flegler also returns from a ban to fill a bench role.

Coach Anthony Seibold has named Matt Lodge, despite him not finishing the game against the Titans due to a leg injury.

Forward Joe Ofahengaue drops out of the team after copping a two-week suspension for a shoulder charge at the weekend.

Tom Dearden will again play off the interchange, along with Rhys Kennedy and Ben Te'o fill the other two interchange spots, with an extended bench including Oates, Cory Paix, Richie Kennar and Jamil Hopoate.

Brisbane, who started the campaign with back-to-back victories, are under big pressure after slumping to 15th on the ladder after five straight losses.

Glenn defended his side in the wake of heavy criticism of their sub-par recent form, which has included fans booing the team off the Suncorp Stadium arena after they trailed 22-0 to the Titans at the break.

Glenn took to Instagram on Monday to stand up for his teammates.

"We get it we ain't playing well but we ain't quitting on nothing," he wrote.

Brisbane Broncos are 1.56 to win their next game against NZ Warriors, who are 2.50.

The Broncos are 1.95 conceding a 4.5-points start.

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