The Brisbane Broncos won’t lack for opportunities to gauge how the club is progressing in the first month of the 2017 NRL season.

The club open the season against premiers Cronulla on Thursday night and will follow that with matches against North Queensland, the Storm and the Canberra Raiders.

After an intensive pre season, Broncos international SamThaiday (pictured) says the team is ready and raring to kick off the season with a first off match up against the Sharks.