PREVIEW 🔍 Robert Crosby looks at what to expect in Sunday night's second State of Origin clash.
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Brisbane have thrashed a brave Northern Eagles 50-12 at ANZ Stadium this evening with Lote Tuqiri the star, scoring three tries and kicking seven goals for a personal tally of 26 points. Darren Lockyer and Chris Walker also scored a double with Carl Webb and Corey Parker rounding out the try scorers for the unbeaten Broncos. Tuqiri kicked seven goals from nine attempts in a great display in the abscence of Michael Devere, who has not been able to back up after last nights City/ Country game.
The Northern Eagles did not play that badly but were simply outclassed. Man of the moment, John Hopoate, did his Origin prospects no harm with a great disply in a beaten side.
The most surprising aspect of thei game was the qulity of the refereeing. Matt Ceccin was given the whistle for the match and had a great, relaxed game.
Brisbane look to be well on the way to yet another premiership under maste coach Wayne Bennett.
Scorers: Brisbane Broncos (Tries: Tuqiri x 3, Lockyer x 2, Walker x 2, Parker, Webb. Goals: Tuqiri 7x9) Northern Eagles (Tries:Pethybridge, Lavea. Goals:Dorn 1x1, Lavea 1x1) Half time score: Broncos 28 - Eagles 12