When we talk about our record against the Broncos, we have to consider it in a wider context. After all, it's hardy been a fair fight at times. For quite a few years they were the only team in all of Queensland. Ever since the first time they took the field in the ARL in 1988, the Brisbane Broncos have operated in a world of success. They are rugby league aristocracy, more often than not having a near State of Origin strength team.
But Souths know about survival. And we have not only come back from the dead; we are now entrenched in a new era of professionalism. We have now taken back our rightful place as contenders for the prize. In some ways it was fitting that the week we moved into a new and exciting era was the week we smashed the Broncos to pieces on our home turf back in 2006. Over the last ten years, we have started to regain some ground in what was, for such a long time, a brutal imbalance of results to the all powerful Brisbane juggernaut.
And, just for the record, we'll never forget how they treated us with contempt. We'll never, ever forget how they thought the game of rugby league was just fine without the South Sydney Rabbitohs.