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Round 23 - Friday 16th August @ 07:35pm
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L: 11
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Round 23 - Friday 16th August @ 07:35pm
BRONCOS vs. EELS
Suncorp Stadium
12
L: 16
H-T: 12
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FULLTIME :: Brisbane have kept their finals hopes alive with a 22-12 victory!

Brisbane Broncos 22-12

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That was all Maitua there - he stepped once, twice and was over! A nice reward for the effort the Eels have shown in this second half. Paulo converts.

Brisbane Broncos 22-12

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Eels mounting some possession here late in the game - another dropout coming.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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Jeez, he had been good all night but a shocker of a drop ball from Hoffman there. A dropout coming for the Eels.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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FALCON! Reni Maitua has copped one in the melon here and to add further insult it was knocked on.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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PENALTY Eels - Can they make it into double figures?

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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Some luck there for the Broncos as the Reed touch goes unnoticed so it was a turnover off the huge bomb. Broncos working it out.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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RED..LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Knocked on by Reed as he tried to plant it down.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

VIDEO REFEREE: Checking a TRY to the Broncos here, ref called it NO TRY.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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Josh Hoffman! He has been everywhere tonight - taking an intercept now a PENALTY against the Eels. They are getting frustrated here.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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Hayne and Kelly combine off the scrum but the latter spills it.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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Easy PENALTY coming out of trouble for the Broncos again.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Jack Reed. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.

Broncos heap further misery onto the Eels with a lovely backline movement - Jack Reed finishing it off with a big dive! Another tough assignment for Prince but he passes with flying colours.

Brisbane Broncos 22-6

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Lama Tasi gets fortunate with a strip call thus a PENALTY.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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PENALTY Eels - Accidental offside.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Eels looking expansive to the left but it's knocked on.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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It's been a penalty-a-thon thus far - this time to the Eels.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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PENALTY Broncos - Referees trying to stamp out the rubbish in the play the ball early.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Jeez that was soft, PENALTY eels.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Hayne puts boot to ball and here we go!

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Here we go again - the second half is about the get underway with the Eels kicking off.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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PENALTY Brisbane - a final chance for them in this half.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Hayne tries one of his trademark cut-outs but it only goes to the old lady in the first row.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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PENALTY - Eels get a new set here after an offside call.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Parramatta will have another set here after Reed knocks the ball down in transition to the wing.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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PENALTY Eels - The referees have been strict on this all game, holding down. Corey Parker was pinged there.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Josh Hoffman. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.

Where did that come from? Hoffman like a good fullback was sniffing around the ruck and went straight through, rounding Mullaney to score! Prince adds two more.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Corey Oates. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince unsuccessful.

Now the Broncos made them pay! Hannant started the movement with his offload with quick hands finding Corey Oates over in the corner. Sideline kick for Prince here misses.

Brisbane Broncos 10-6

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Some elementary mistakes thus far - Luke Kelly bites off too much distance and kicks out on the full!

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Fuifui spills it but it was forward anyway so take your pick.

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PENALTY Eels - Broncos once again not back the ten.

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Ryan Morgan. Conversion attempt by Jake Mullaney successful.

Jarryd Hayne doing his best dancing with the stars, as he stepped across the defensive line before he found Morgan who slams it down hard for the TRY. Mullaney from the sideline, never looked like missing.

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First PENALTY of the evening for the away side now. Broncos offside.

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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Ben Hunt with mountains of space and time, kicks out on the full.

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Josh McGuire. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.

TRY Broncos! Scott Prince sucks in some markers on the previous play allowing the quick play-the-ball and pass from McCullough to McGuire to send the prop forward over untouched! Prince converts.

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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PENALTY Brisbane. It is 3-0 in the count now after a strip penalty against the Eels.

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Neither side having a good time with their hands. Ben Roberts trying to throw a pass, knocks it on.

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Good defense from the Eels to toss Kahu over the sideline on a backline shift.

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Another PENALTY to the Broncos - dangerous tackle.

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PENALTY Broncos - too slow off the ball from the Eels.

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It was going end to end before that error from Hunt. He just dropped it cold. A whole set coming for Parramatta inside the Brisbane half.

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The ball is on the tee and is kicked off! Here we go, Parramatta with first use.

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Here come the Parramatta Eels who have a surprisingly good record at Suncorp Stadium, wearing their striped away jersey. Brisbane back under lights tonight after the sunlight of Sunday follow right after in their indigenous jersey.

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Earlier in the Holden Cup - Brisbane won 36-30.

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TEAM CHANGES:

BRI: Only one change for the home side as Scott Anderson and Nick Slyney drop off with Jarrod Wallace onto the bench.

PAR: 1-17.

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1. Josh Hoffman 2. Corey Oates 3. Jack Reed 4. David Stagg 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Scott Prince 7. Ben Hunt 8. Ben Hannant 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Josh McGuire 11. Sam Thaiday 12. Matt Gillett 13. Corey Parker
Interchange: 14. Peter Wallace 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Lama Tasi 17. Nick Slyney 18. Scott Anderson 19. Jarrod Wallace

1. Jake Mullaney 2. Ken Sio 3. Ryan Morgan 4. Ben Roberts 5. Vai Toutai 6. Jarryd Hayne (C) 7. Luke Kelly 8. Tim Mannah (C) 9. Matt Keating 10. Fuifui Moimoi 11. Reni Maitua 12. Mitch Allgood 13. Darcy Lussick
Interchange: 14. Joseph Paulo 15. Peni Terepo 16. Pat O’Hanlon 17. Junior Paulo 18. Brayden Wiliame 19. Daniel Harrison

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Referees: Adam Devcich, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Justin Morgan

BRISBANE BRONCOS (22)
Tries: Josh McGuire, Corey Oates, Josh Hoffman, Jack Reed
Field Goals:
Conversions: Scott Prince (3/4)
Penalty Goals:

PARRAMATTA EELS (12)
Tries: Ryan Morgan, Reni Maitua
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jake Mullaney (1/1), Joseph Paulo (1/1)
Penalty Goals:



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