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THE Brisbane Broncos have humiliated the Sydney Roosters with a 40-22 victory at Allianz Stadium in front of 9,738 fans.
Despite losing six players to Origin duties and being on the wrong end of some contentious calls, the Broncos never looked like losing the match.
It was all the visitors in the opening minutes as they dominated field possession, however, it was not until the 17th minute when Peter Wallace put Ben Te'o over that the scoreboard reflected the Broncos' efforts. Wallace added the extras.
The Broncos looked like they may have another try a few minutes after Andrew McCullough kicked a 40/20 and muscled his way over from dummy half in the following set. However video referee Bernard Sutton denied the Broncos hooker.
The home side hit back the 23rd minute after Jake Friend practically mimicked McCullough burst from dummy half to score a contentious to score a contentious try. Braith Anasta leveled the scores.
The Broncos reclaimed the lead 29th minute when Te'o put Gerard Beale over. Wallace failed to add the extras.
The Roosters leveled the score again in the 34th minute when Tinirau Arona was awarded a try. Anasta converted the try to give the Roosters the lead after replays showed Arona dropped the ball before grounding it.
A penalty to the Broncos with two minutes left in the half saw them right on the attack again and this time Wallace did it all himself. Wallace converted his own try to give his side a four-point lead heading into the break.
The Broncos did not take long to extend their lead in after the break, with captain Alex Glenn scoring in only the 44th minute on the back of a break from Lachlan Maranta on the back of a controversial play on. Wallace added the extras to put his side 10-points in front.
There was no controversy around Joeseph Leilua's try in the 50th minute, with the Roosters' centre scoring after receiving a wonderful ball from his captain. Anasta failed to convert the try.
Leilua looked like he may have his second a few minutes later, but he was ruled to have knocked on before grounding the ball.
Nobody could deny Corey Norman in the 60th minute when he scored under the posts courtesy of a Wallace kick and fortuitous ricochet of the post. Wallace added the extras to give his side a 12-point lead.
The Roosters' finally hit back with five minutes left in the match with rookie Tautau Moga showing why there has been so much hype surrounding him. Anasta nailed the conversion from the touchline to make it a six-point ballgame and keep his side in the match.
The efforts of Moga and Anasta were all undone only moments later when Frank Paul Nuuausala knocked on from the kick off. The Broncos went on to score in their set through debutante Lachlan Maranta. Wallace added the extras.
While the Roosters' faithful left the stadium, Anasta was not willing to give up on the game, opting for the short kickoff, Aiden Guerra followed through to claim possession for the Roosters. But, a mistake from Leilua on the second tackle saw it come unstuck.
The Broncos were a lot more successful converting their try scoring opportunity into points moments later after Norman forced a line drop out before a beautiful cut out pass from Wallace put Jack Reed over.
Today's win sees the Broncos two-points clear of the third placed Canterbury Bulldogs on the competition ladder and only two-wins behind the Storm.
As for the Roosters, today's defeat marks their fourth straight loss. They will head to Leichardt next week to try and turn their season around.
Sydney Roosters 22 were defeated by Brisbane Broncos 40
National Rugby League - Round 14 - Sunday June 10, 2012 3:00pm
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Referee: Matt Cecchin and Adam Devcich
Video Referee: Bernard Sutton
Touch Judges: Paul Holland and Steve Carrall
Halftime: Sydney Roosters 12 Brisbane Broncos 16
Leagueunlimited.com players of the match:
3 Points - Peter Wallace (1 Try, 4 Conversions)
2 Points - Andrew McCullough
1 Point - Jake Friend (1 Try)
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (22)
Tries: Tinirau Arona, Joseph Leilua, Jake Friend, Tautau Moga
Conversions: Braith Anasta (3/4)
BRISBANE BRONCOS (40)
Tries: Peter Wallace, Alex Glenn, Ben Te'o, Gerard Beale, Corey Norman, Jack Reed, Lachlan Maranta
Conversions: Peter Wallace (6/7)
LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary Good Afternoon NRL fans and welcome to Allianz Stadium where the Sydney Roosters take on the Brisbane Broncos.
We have slippery overcast conditions at the SFS this afternoon, where both our coaches have announced their late changes. For the homeside there are just two positional changes. Mitchell Aubusson and Martin Kennedy will start on the bench with Frank Paul Nuuasala and Lama Tai coming into the run on side. For the Broncos, Corey Parker has been called up for Origin duties, Dunamus Lui comes into the starting side, with Jarrod Wallace joining the bench, Scott Anderson is also out and Mitchell Dodds will start at prop with Brendon Gibb also added to the bench.
1 min: We are under way at Allianz.
3 min: The Roosters receive the first penalty of the match 30 out from their own line.
4 min: Braith Anasta knocks on 35 out from the Broncos' line.
5 min: Peter Wallace forces a line drop out.
6 min: Anthony Minichiello cleans up an Andrew McCullough kick a metre out from the try line.
7 min: Wallace forces another drop out.
8 min: Jack Reed loses the ball forward and Sam Perrett dives on the loose ball.
9 min: Roosters receive a penalty 30 out from their own line.
10 min: Daniel Mortimer forces a line drop out.
12 min: Jake Friend grubbers into the in goal on the last and Justin Hoffman does well to get back into the field of play before being tackled.
16 min: The Broncos have their first penalty of the match and will go on the attack from 30 out.
18 min: TRY
TRY! Wallace creates an overlap and throws an inside pass to Ben Te'o who scores under the post. Wallace's conversion attempt is successful.
Brisbane Broncos 6-0
19 min: McCullough kicks a 40/20 from dummy half and the Broncos will go on the attack again.
20 min: McCullough might have a try here!
20 min: NO TRY! McCullough lost control of the ball.
21 min: The Roosters receive a penalty.
24 min: TRY
TRY! Jake Friend runs it from dummy half on the last and scores. Anasta nails the conversion from the side line.
25 min: Roosters receive a penalty.
26 min: Another chance goes begging with Joeseph Leilua loses the ball.
27 min: Adam Henry loses the ball ten out from his own try line. The Broncos will go right on the attack here.
30 min: TRY
Te'o draws in two defenders before passing to Gerard Beale on the short side who scores in the corner. Wallace's conversion attempt is unsuccessful.
Brisbane Broncos 10-6
33 min: The Roosters receive a penalty.
34 min: The Roosters receive another penalty and will go right on the attack.
35 min: TRY
TRY! Friend put Tinirau Arona over for a try. Anasta converts from right in front.
Sydney Roosters 12-10
39 min: Broncos will go right on the attack on the back of a penalty.
39 min: Possible try to Wallace.
40 min: TRY
TRY! Wallace burrows his way over the line. Wallace converts his own try.
Brisbane Broncos 16-12
41 min: Anasta kicks off to bring us under way in the second.
44 min: TRY
TRY! Lachlan Maranta streaks away to put Brisbane right on the attack and Alex Glenn muscles his way over the line on the next tackle. Wallace adds the extras
Brisbane Broncos 22-12
47 min: Te'o loses the ball a few metres out from halfway and Guerra takes the loose ball.
50 min: TRY
TRY! Anasta puts Joeseph Leilua over in the corner. Anasta fails to convert the try.
Brisbane Broncos 22-16
52 min: Roosters force a line dropout on the back of a great dummy half run from Friend.
54 min: Possible try to the Roosters!
54 min: No try! Leilua knocked it on trying to ground it, back to the 20 for the restart.
56 min: The Roosters receive a penalty a few metres into the Broncos' half.
56 min: Wallace intercepts a Leilua pass and then the Roosters concede a penalty.
57 min: The Broncos receive another penalty.
60 min: TRY
TRY! Wallace's kick bounces of the posts and Corey Norman is there to catch the rebound and score. Wallace adds the extras.
Brisbane Broncos 28-16
61 min: Anasta goes for the short kick off and it almost comes off, but Guerra knocks it on. Scrum to Broncos 20 out from their own line.
64 min: Henry knocks on ten from his own line.
65 min: Broncos have been penalised in possession because Josh McGuire held on to a tacklers jersey and the Roosters are off the hook.
67 min: Anasta is pinned for a forward pass 45 from his own line.
71 min: Broncos are penalised in attack again, this time it's for an obstruction 30 out from their own line.
72 min: Roosters force a line drop out
73 min: Mortimer loses the ball and the Roosters butcher another opportunity.
73 min: The decision has been reversed and the Roosters get a penalty for high shot which was the first infringement.
74 min: Tautau Moga might have a try for the Roosters.
75 min: TRY
TRY! Tautau Moga busts through the Brisbane defence to score in the corner. Anasta converts from the side line.
Brisbane Broncos 28-22
76 min: Nuuausala knocks on from kick off.
77 min: TRY
TRY! Broncos seal the win with a try to Maranta. Wallace adds the extras.
Brisbane Broncos 34-22
77 min: Roosters go for a short kick off and it comes off this time.
78 min: Leilua loses the ball 10 out from the Broncos' line.
79 min: Norman forces a line drop out
80 min: TRY
TRY! Wallace throws a cut out pass to Jack Reed who scores. Wallace adds the extras after the siren. That's the game.
Brisbane Broncos 40-22