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Fri 18 August 2017
Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 31832
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It is Fulltime and the Broncos have run out winners by 24-12 in a huge win for their Top 4 hopes. Stay tuned for the Match Report and 3,2,1's @LeagueUnlimited.

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Euan Aitken makes an unforced error.

Euan Aitken now charges for the line in desperation but the Dragons just can't crack the Broncos defence!

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Josh Mcguire makes an unforced error.

Josh Mcguire knocks on after a strong tackle from Jack de Belin and Dragons have it 30m out.

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Adam Blair makes an unforced error.

Adam Blair spills it close to the try line and the Dragons will need to go the length!

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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Dragons can't get out of their own half and Mann gets a kick away and Darius Boyd brings it back.

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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Gareth Widdop kicks from the last but Anthony Milford is there and Broncos have the ball!

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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Gareth Widdop bombs on the last but Moga bats it dead. Dropout Brisbane.

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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Penalty Dragons - Against Milford for a high tackle on Dufty close to the line. Dragons 5m out!

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Anthony Milford unsuccessful.

Anthony Milford misses from the sideline. Broncos lead 24-12.

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by Corey Oates. Kick to come.

Anthony Milford puts Corey Oates down the sideline and the cover defence looked to put him into touch but he reaches out mid air to get the ball down! Amazing finish from Oates! Broncos lead 24-12.

Brisbane Broncos 24-12

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Kurt Mann grubbers towards the posts on the last but Darius Boyd is on the spot and saves the day.

Brisbane Broncos 20-12

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Penalty Dragons - Against Adam Blair for a chicken wing...not horrible. Dragons now 30m out!

Brisbane Broncos 20-12

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Adam Blair makes an unforced error.

Adam Blair now drops the ball looking to offload for Kodi Nikorima but it goes forward. Dragons scrum 10m out. Broncos looking for the knockout blow here.

Brisbane Broncos 20-12

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Anthony Milford grubbers close to the line for Alex Glenn but Euan Aitken bats it back to Matthew Dufty and he takes it dead. Line dropout St George.

Brisbane Broncos 20-12

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Corey Oates makes an unforced error.

Anthony Milford almost puts Corey Oates away down the sideline but he loses it and goes into touch.

Brisbane Broncos 20-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Gareth Widdop adds the extras. Broncos 20-12.

Brisbane Broncos 20-12

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Timoteo Lafai. Kick to come.

VIDEO REF - TRY - A kick across field and Jason Nightingale knocks the ball back and it bounces up for Tim Lafai to stroll over. Broncos lead 20-10 kick to come.

Brisbane Broncos 20-10

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Anthony Milford kicks early and long trying to catch the back 3 napping, the ball rolls dead however. 20m re-start St George.

Brisbane Broncos 20-6

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Josh Dugan gets the ball on the last, grubbers but the Broncos scramble and Tevita Pangai is tackled a metre out from his own line. Great effort Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 20-6

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Penalty Dragons - Josh Dugan gets monstered by Josh McGuire and is down, Little bit high and Dragons find the line over halfway.

Brisbane Broncos 20-6

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Brisbane really turning the screws, Ben Hunt gets a kick away from dummy half and Euan Aitken is pinned 5m out from his own line.

Brisbane Broncos 20-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Anthony Milford successful.

Anthony Milford adds the extras and Brisbane lead 20-6.

Brisbane Broncos 20-6

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by Alex Glenn. Kick to come.

Alex Glenn charges onto a Josh Mcguire pass close to the line and Glenn charges over for his second try! Broncos lead 18-6 kick to come.

Brisbane Broncos 18-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Josh Dugan makes an unforced error.

Josh Dugan knocks the ball down and the Broncos will have a scrum 30m out.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Kurt Mann makes an unforced error.

Kurt Mann throws a two metre forward pass! Terrible. Broncos scrum 40m from their own line.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Jordan Kahu makes an unforced error.

Jordan Kahu now makes a handling error while on the attack. Dragons scrum 25m out from their own line.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Tautau Moga makes an unforced error.

Tautau Moga loses the ball 20m out in a one on one strip from Josh Dugan.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Gareth Widdop makes an unforced error.

Gareth Widdop puts a kick up, Widdop gets to his own kick but knocks on in a scrap on the ground. Broncos scrum 35m from their own line.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Ben Hunt makes an unforced error.

Anthony Milford again dangerous, he offloads to Ben Hunt who offloads to nobody and Tariq Sims has the ball 20m from their own line.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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We are underway in the second half! Leeson Ah Mau brings it back for the visitors.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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It is halftime. Brisbane have dominated the first half but only lead 14-6, Dragons still very much in it. Stay tuned for the second half action @League Unlimited.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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Kurt Mann kicks early and it goes dead! Brain explosion. 20m re-start Brisbane.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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Gareth Widdop again grubbers on the last, it deflects off Ben Hunt and it is grounded in goal by Glenn. Another dropout Brisbane.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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Gareth Widdop kicks in goal on the last and Jordan Kahu bats the ball dead. Dropout Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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Penalty Dragons - Again Matthew Dufty takes an amazing take under pressure and Jai Arrow has tackled him in the air. Dragons find the line on halfway.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Anthony Milford successful.

Anthony Milford kicks his first of the night! Broncos extend their lead to 8 points. Broncos 14-6.

Brisbane Broncos 14-6

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

VIDEO REF - TRY - Ben Hunt picks up a loose pass from Tevita Pangai and runs across field, he then chips behind the line and hits Kahu on the chest! Magic try from the Broncos and they lead 12-6, kick to come.

Brisbane Broncos 12-6

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Kodi Nikorima grubbers on the last and Matthew Dufty takes it dead. Matt Gillett taken out by Lafai in the lead up but he escapes being penalised.

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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Penalty Dragons - Joel Thompson gives Jordan Kahu some rough attention in the play the ball. Broncos charge over halfway.

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Herman Essese makes an unforced error.

Herman Essese loses the ball after Milford puts him through a yawning gap close to the line, but he spills it. Dragons hold on again!

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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Anthony Milford grubbers in goal on the last and Kurt Mann bats it dead. Dropout Dragons.

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Josh Dugan makes an unforced error.

Gareth Widdop gets a bomb across field on the last and Dugan knocks on. Broncos ball 10m out from their own line.

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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Penalty Dragons - Against Anthony Milford for tackling Matthew Dufty in the air, after taking the ball magnificently off a Milford bomb.

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Anthony Milford makes an unforced error.

Anthony Milford knocks on after a howler of a pass from Tautau Moga at dummy half. Dragons breathe a huge sigh of relief!

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Gareth Widdop makes an unforced error.

Gareth Widdop now kicks the ball out on the full off the kickoff! Penalty on halfway to Brisbane and they find the line 30m out!

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Anthony Milford unsuccessful.

Anthony Milford misses again. Brisbane lead 8-6.

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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

Anthony Milford got the ball on the inside off Gillett close to the line and he weaves his way past Gareth Widdop to score. Broncos lead 8-6 kick to come.

Brisbane Broncos 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Paul Vaughan makes an unforced error.

Paul Vaughan now loses the ball just short of halfway and the Broncos march over into their attacking zone.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Gareth Widdop gives the Dragons the lead 6-4.

St George Illawarra Dragons 6-4

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TRY ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Scored by Paul Vaughan. Kick to come.

Try time Dragons! A beautiful run from Kurt Mann sees Josh Dugan put in a deft grubber close to the line from dummy half which bounces up for Paul Vaughan to score! 4 all, kick to come.

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UNFORCED ERROR BRISBANE BRONCOS: Darius Boyd makes an unforced error.

Gareth Widdop puts a bomb up on the last and Darius Boyd drops it on his try line! Dragons scrum and a big chance for the visitors!

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Sam Thaiday gets a standing ovation as he darts from dummy half and finds touch 10m from the Dragons line. Cameron Smith like!

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS: Josh Dugan makes an unforced error.

Kurt Mann puts Dugan in close to the line and a desperate tackle from Corey Oates sees Josh Dugan lose the ball over the try line! Broncos scrum.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Kodi Nikorima gets a bomb up on the line and again Jason Nightingale is the target, he rises to take the ball. Dragons ball 5m from their own line.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Anthony Milford gets a deep kick away on the last, sending Jason Nightingale backs and the kick chase defence swarms him and he plays the ball on tackle 1 five metres out from the Dragons line.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS: Conversion attempt by Anthony Milford unsuccessful.

Anthony Milford misses the conversion. Brisbane lead 4-0.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS: Scored by Alex Glenn. Kick to come.

VIDEO REF - TRY - Anthony Milford puts a kick across field and Josh Dugan spills it on the try line and Alex Glenn scores! Broncos lead 4-0 kick to come.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Kurt Mann gets hammered by Adam Blair as he gets the kick away and Boyd allows it to bounce dead in goal. 20m re-start Broncos.

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We are underway at Suncorp Stadium! Corey Oates brings it back for the home side.

Welcome to Suncorp Stadium where the second placed Brisbane Broncos face the ninth St George Illawarra Dragons in a match that will have huge ramifications for each sides’ 2017 finals aspirations.
The Broncos have made their predicted move from recent weeks with Sam Thaiday to start at hooker for Ben Hunt who will start from the interchange.
The Dragons have a flurry of late changes, with winger Nene MacDonald out, with Euan Aitken coming in at centre, which sees Josh Dugan shift to the wing. Tariq Sims will start at prop for Leeson Ah Mau, while Josh McCrone and Will Matthews join the bench for Taane Milne and Hame Sele dropping out of the 17.
Brisbane have the form heading into this match with consecutive big wins over the Gold Coast and Cronulla in recent weeks, while for the Dragons they have been on the slide, but showed good signs in a big win over the Titans last start.
Stay tuned for all the action @League Unlimited for all the action! Kickoff not far away.

Referees:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Belinda Sleeman

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Ben Galea

BRISBANE BRONCOS (24)
Tries: Alex Glenn (2), Anthony Milford, Jordan Kahu, Corey Oates
Field Goals:
Conversions: Anthony Milford (2/5)
Penalty Goals:

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (12)
Tries: Paul Vaughan, Timoteo Lafai
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (2/2)
Penalty Goals: