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Fri 15 September 2017
Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 38623
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FULL TIME - Penrith tried hard all night but couldn't do it in the end. Brisbane's defence way too good tonight. 13-6 winners. Full wrap to come! Thanks for joining us.

Brisbane Broncos 13-6

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But they can't come up with anything.

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Last chance for Penrith, inside their own 30.

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The same play... the same result. Harawira-Naera drops it and that should be the game.

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Peachey with a nice kick and forces the drop out! Penrith will need to score off this set to be any hope.

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Penrith 6 again! 10 out.

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Penrith grab a penalty for offside off a flurry of kicks and passes from Brisbane on the last.

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL BRISBANE BRONCOS: Field goal attempt by Jordan Kahu successful.

Kahu sends it over.

Brisbane Broncos 13-6

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A tough call against Penrith with Edwards ruled to have dropped the ball, Brisbane 10 out.

Brisbane Broncos 12-6

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Thaiday is down with a concussion.

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A fantastic set from Penrith and a beautiful bomb by Cleary on the last but Nikorima with a BIG take!

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS: Conversion attempt by Nathan Cleary successful.

Cleary makes no mistake!

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS: Scored by Regan Campbell-Gillard. Kick to come.

GAME ON! Whare with a spectacular step and Cartwright then finds Campbell-Gillard barging through a number of defenders to score!

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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But Campbell-Gillard has come up with an error on the fourth tackle. Penrith are throwing absolutely everything at Brisbane but their defence has been inspirational.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Back-to-back penalties! Penrith 10 out!

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LUCKY PANTHERS AGAIN! MASSIVE defensive set from Brisbane, Penrith inside their own 10 but Hunt is offside and Penrith are on their own 40.

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Next try is massive in the context of this one. Penrith's confidence looks quite shot and another try could easily see this blow out despite their great effort in the first half.

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LUCKY PANTHERS! Poor execution from Brisbane sees Penrith get the ball back. Cartwright looking shaky in defence.

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Edwards sends the kick-off out on the full. Another try here and it will certainly be the game.

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

Kahu has it this time.

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

A simple try there for Roberts who races away and seeing Penrith's inability to score points tonight, the Broncos may be able to defend this lead.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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RCG with a massive play! He forces the ball from Milford and takes it! Peachey with a run and Penrith are on halfway but DWZ overruns Whare's pass.

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL BRISBANE BRONCOS: Penalty goal attempt by Jordan Kahu unsuccessful.

Kahu sends it right! It was a pretty simple kick but Penrith get lucky.

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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Harawira-Naera takes out Milford after he puts through a kick and Brisbane will go for two.

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Brisbane get an early penalty and are on halfway. These opening 10 minutes are crucial for Penrith seeing they are fast finishers.

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Second half underway and Tyrone May looks like he will not return with a knee injury.

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HALF TIME - Brisbane's defence has been brilliant and they lead 6-0 because of it. Second half to come!

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Campbell-Gillard bursts through and is only stopped by the post!

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May is down with a knee injury. Penrith will get the ball 40 out however after a Brisbane error.

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But Brisbane's defence holds up again now forcing Harawira-Naera into an error!

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Mansour now comes up with a big run! Penrith take advantage and Harawira-Naera almost bursts through and Moga holds him down - Penrith with a penalty and a full set 30 out.

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But the kick on the last isn't that good - it goes dead. Penrith with a 7 tackle set.

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Mead has been perfect for Oates coming on! Takes the Cleary bomb with ease despite a number of attackers around him!

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AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT kick from Marshall (it looked like a mistake in fact) but it finds Mead on the chest but he can't handle it as he runs away.

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But a great drop out sees Brisbane get it back off a short one!

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Cartwright holds the ball on the last and Cleary puts in a deft grubber and forces the drop out.

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A strong set from Penrith and Cartwright ends it with a great grubber but Kahu somehow steps his way out of the in-goal area. Now Glenn comes up with an error looking to offload on halfway after a Milford break.

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Penrith with a big reliever now! Marshall stays on Peachey too long and Penrith have the penalty and are on halfway.

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Penrith are throwing quite a bit at Brisbane with Katoa making a quick run before finding RCG in support, but his offload is dived on after it went behind May. Brisbane's defence, however, is standing tall at the moment.

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Great defence from Brisbane who will deny Penrith on this occasion.

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Nikorima drops Cleary's bomb and momentum may be shifting now!

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Oates is taken off by the stretcher.

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THIS IS VERY BAD! Oates is down after being smashed by what appears to have been his own player!

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A great set from Penrith with May putting in a big step and almost going through! CHN then almost finds a hole but Cleary's grubber on the last is defended well and Brisbane survives. Hunt kicks on the last and Mansour takes it. Wallace off for HIA with Katoa to come on at hooker.

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Marshall's kick on the last hits Wallace in the head and goes 40 metres towards Brisbane's line and Nikorima is taken out after a scoot. Penrith with a full set 40 out.

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LUCKY PANTHERS! The Broncos are finding massive metres through offloads and speed! Glenn steps through and outpaces DWZ and finds Oates in support but he can't handle it. If this continues this could get ugly.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL BRISBANE BRONCOS: Penalty goal attempt by Jordan Kahu successful.

Kahu sends it over from in front.

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But they receive a relieving penalty after Penrith are ruled to have impeded with the play the ball. Another one of those 50/50 calls. Brisbane are now 30 out. Penrith need to defend, they can't trail by a lot early for their confidence away from home. Milford steps through and finds metres through the middle before Tamou gives away a LAST TACKLE penalty after holding Blair down. Brisbane look as if they will take the two.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Not the best set after points from Brisbane but a good chase sees DWZ and Edwards dragged back. Penrith only on their own 40 metre line on the 3rd and now Wallace throws it to no one after Corey Harawira-Naera runs through too fast. Cleary now puts in a clearing kick to get Penrith out of trouble. It is a good one and Brisbane are still inside their 30 on the 4th.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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

Kahu hits it wide to the right by at least 10 metres!

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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

From nowhere, Hunt is allowed to dart from dummy-half and he finds Oates charging through a hole and the defenders are too slow to get him!

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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A less conservative set from Brisbane with a dangerous Blair offload giving the Broncos lots of space to work with. However, Mansour covers Gillett before Marshall bombs on the last but Edwards takes it well. Wallace takes an early shot at the 40/20 but it falls shy.

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Now Tamou makes a determined run before Merrin does likewise. Penrith now 40 out and CHN almost bursts through and Yeo finds good metres on the 4th too to take Penrith to 10 out. The Cleary bomb is batted back on the last and Penrith have a broken defensive line in front of them but Mansour's kick goes dead.

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Marshall's kick on the last is an odd one, finding touch 40 out from the Penrith line.

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A strong set from Penrith, with Cleary bombing on the last but Nikorima is able to take it! He passes to the dangerous Roberts but he is taken.

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KICK OFF - We are underway here at Suncorp! Brisbane receive the ball and Thaiday and McGuire take the opening hit-ups. Gillett does likewise with a strong run towards halfway before Glenn takes the ball up. Marshall ends up with a bomb but DWZ has it.

Good evening and welcome to tonight's game between the Broncos and Panthers! Two talented, but inconsistent outfits so picking a winner is a challenge! No changes for either side. Darius Boyd and Tevita-Pangai Junior are both out with hamstring injuries for the home side while there's no Matt Moylan for Penrith.

Referees:

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Chris Sutton

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Luke Patten

BRISBANE BRONCOS (13)
Tries: Corey Oates, James Roberts
Field Goals: Jordan Kahu (1/1)
Conversions: Jordan Kahu (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Jordan Kahu (1/2)

PENRITH PANTHERS (6)
Tries: Regan Campbell-Gillard
Field Goals:
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (1/1)
Penalty Goals: