The Brisbane Broncos meet 2016 NRL premiers Cronulla in the season opener in Sydney on Thursday night.

After a strong pre season, the Brisbane club were shocked to be handed a hiding by Warrington in the World Club Series, going down to the Super league club 27 – 18.

Broncos Indigenous  All Star Sam Thaiday says after the disappointing display against the Wolves, the club has learnt plenty of important lessons ahead of the Sharks clash.