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Sat 15 July 2017
McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 13773
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So that's all we've got from the Hunter, The Brisbane Broncos have turned it on in the second half to score 28 points and secure a 34-22 victory

Brisbane Broncos 34-22

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Jordan Kahu unsuccessful.

Not quite there for Jordan Kahu just shaves the outside of the uprights

Brisbane Broncos 34-22

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by Jonus Pearson. Kick to come.

GAME SET MATCH - Beautiful short kick from Ben Hunt threads through and Jonus Pearson has too much speed and gets the ball down

Brisbane Broncos 34-22

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Mitchell Barnett makes an unforced error.

Knights go 90m and it's all off a very basic error from Mitch Barnett that stops the Knights attack with a simple simple error

Brisbane Broncos 30-22

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Jordan Kahu successful.

Jordan Kahu makes converting look easy with another mid range kick converted

Brisbane Broncos 30-22

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by Korbin Sims. Kick to come.

Benji magic there - Brings Korbin Sims inside him and Marshall holds it up for a short ball to Sims who slams it down

Brisbane Broncos 28-22

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Mitchell Barnett makes an unforced error.

BIG defensive set for the Broncos here as Mitchell Barnett loses the ball on the fifth tackle looking for an offload under the pressure of 3 Broncos

Brisbane Broncos 24-22

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An error from the Broncos and the Knights get a chance but Gagai throws it straight back to the Broncos

Brisbane Broncos 24-22

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson unsuccessful.

Hodkinson misses the kick

Brisbane Broncos 24-22

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

Broncos try a wrap around play on the Knights lose it, concede a penalty, then concede a try - Dane Gagai gets over with a nice line

Brisbane Broncos 24-22

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Korbin Sims lucky not to be penalised for a shoulder charge - very close to one but he gets the benefit of the doubt from the referees

Brisbane Broncos 24-18

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Brendan Elliott takes a super catch under immense pressure on his own line - Knights only make 21m in the ensuing set

Brisbane Broncos 24-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Trent Hodkinson from the touchline hits the kick sweetly and converts to close it back to a converted try

Brisbane Broncos 24-18

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Chanel Mata'utia. Kick to come.

The Broncos stood there waited for each other to take the high kick from Brock Lamb but it was Joe Wardle who took it and he got it Chanel Mata'utia who crosses in the corner

Brisbane Broncos 24-16

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Jordan Kahu successful.

Kahu goes 4/4 with the simplest kick right in front

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by Anthony Milford. Kick to come.

It's just try after try after try - Thaiday the catalyst of the change and a great little ball from Tautau Moga finds Milford who goes through untouched under the posts

Brisbane Broncos 22-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Jordan Kahu successful.

No problems converting for Kahu

Brisbane Broncos 18-12

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by Tautau Moga. Kick to come.

Well if your looking for a classy traditional set leading up to a try this wasn't it - Tautau Moga starts it a couple of plays before with a good burst then some hot potato action including a one-handed hold and pass from Sam Thaiday to set it up

Brisbane Broncos 16-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Joe Wardle makes an unforced error.

Joe Wardle gets on the outside can't get the ball to his winger and loses it

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Joe Ofahengaue penalised by Adam Gee for a high tackle that didn't look all that high on Chanel Mata'utia

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Jordan Kahu successful.

No problemo for Jordan Kahu and it's converted to level the scores

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by James Roberts. Kick to come.

Very unlucky for the Knights - Wardle kicks the ball rebounds off the arm of Roberts who is ruled to not have played at it and Jimmy the Jet coasts to the line

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Here we go again in Newcastle - the Knights using the ball first this half

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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A tip off from touch judge Chris Treneman to Adam Gee sees the Broncos kick chasers penalised for being offside

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Trent Hodkinson converts the try and the Knights push out to a converted try lead

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Danny Levi. Kick to come.

Short side raid from the Knights and the Knights cross through Levi, Bunker needed to approve it and they did

Newcastle Knights 10-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Converted

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Scored by Sione Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Sione Mata'utia goes through untouched - Great width in the play from Levi then a beautiful short ball from Hodkinson who goes through the gap

Brisbane Broncos 6-4

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Knights now get a penalty 45m from the Broncos line after Jamie Buhrer was taken out without the ball according to the referees

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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Brendan Elliott flies high to take the bomb of Milford then earns a penalty as Chris James rules the ruck to be too slow

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Jordan Kahu successful.

Jordan Kahu splits the posts from wide out and adds the extras to his try

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by Jordan Kahu. Kick to come.

Pinpoint kick from Ben Hunt finds a flying Jordan Kahu who leaps over the Knights defenders and gets to the ground to slam it down and score

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Trent Hodkinson makes an unforced error.

A beautiful set of passing for the Knights goes to absolute waste with the Knights half losing the ball trying a one handed grab

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Ben Hunt not happy as the Broncos are pinged for a forward pass

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Tautau Moga knocks on trying to get the ball after a Brock Lamb bomb but it's a PENALTY to the Broncos for the chasers being inside the 10

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Broncos last tackle options a bit odd at the moment - some coming off and others not so, that one ended up with Alex Glenn who kicked and found a running Rossdog

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Jamayne Isaako jumps and takes the high ball before two Knights defenders hit him as he lands on the turf

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BIG Defence from the Knights on their own line under pressure and they are yet to crack after a repeat set

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Chanel Mata'utia makes an unforced error.

An average kick from Hodkinson but it almost gives the Knights a chance but Chanel Mata'utia loses it

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James Roberts penalised by the referees for a crusher tackle and the Knights get away from their own line

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Nathan Ross darts through but it's ruled an obstruction by Chris James onfield - Broncos now making good metres from the penalties

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Broncos kick early in the set and it's again too hard this time from Anthony Milford and the Knights get a 7 tackle set from the 20

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Almost something for nothing for the Knights but the Broncos do enough to retain possession off Elliott's kick

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Korbin Sims denied by the referees and the Bunker - live decision of No Try unable to be overturned

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS: Lachlan Fitzgibbon makes an unforced error.

Lachlan Fitzgibbon too flat from the pass and looks to run over Milford but he loses the ball before fully catching the pass

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: James Roberts makes an unforced error.

James Roberts hit hard in a good tackle fromChanel Mata'utia

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Anthony Milford nice vision to go with the kick into the ingoal with a nice chase isolating Elliott in the ingoal

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Knights looking the more dangerous of the two sides inside the first 5

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Korbin Sims is getting smashed out there early especially from Josh King.

Peter Mata'utia not in a good way subsequently after accidentally copping the elbow of Korbin Sims

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Brock Lamb's first kick of the night is perfect it rolls through the defensive line and finds touch 3m out

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Poor kick to start off with from Ben Hunt - goes way too deep and a good foundation for the Knights to start their set

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Adam Gee calls time on and the Broncos have the first run and Korbin Sims is slammed down

Broncos making their way out onto McDonald Jones Stadium - Broncos missing a few origin stars so a good opportunity against the Broncos

Referees:

Referees: Adam Gee, Chris James

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Chris Treneman

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Bryan Norrie

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (22)
Tries: Sione Mata'utia, Danny Levi, Chanel Mata'utia, Dane Gagai
Field Goals:
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (3/4)
Penalty Goals:

BRISBANE BRONCOS (34)
Tries: Jordan Kahu, James Roberts, Tautau Moga, Anthony Milford, Korbin Sims, Jonus Pearson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jordan Kahu (5/6)
Penalty Goals: