Broncos down Comets in trial

A YOUNG Brisbane Broncos outfit has come over the top of the Central Comets in the Queensland town of Theodore tonight.

A side made up of mostly under-20 eligible players were shocked to be behind 12-0 to the Comets after just 14 minutes, in a match NRL player Ben Hannant made a surprise cameo.

But after some adjustments by coach Anthony Griffin at the first-quarter break, the Broncos struck into gear.

Three tries in the second quarter had it level at 12-all at halftime, and after the break the Broncos, captained by Mick Roberts (pictured), went on with it for a 30-12 victory.

"I thought Ben Hunt was easily our best player, and another local Central Qeenslander Brendon Gibb went well also," said Griffin.

"This was our first real hit-out together, so to give away a start and be able to come back from that was a pretty strong effort."

Shannon Wood and Brent Williams had posted tries for the Comets early, with the Broncos not getting onto the board until the 26th minute.

That came when Gibb scored in the 26th minute after a bomb from one of the Broncos