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Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says his side isn't getting carried away with the Broncos' current form which has the Broncos sitting top of the NRL table at the midway point of the season. The Broncos retained top spot ahead of Melbourne on points for-and-against after overcoming the New Zealand Warriors 23-18 in Auckland yesterday.
In other games to complete round 13, Manly celebrated Steve Menzies' 300th career first grade game with a clinical 29-22 win over Penrith at CUA Stadium. While the Wests Tigers downed North Queensland24-14 at Telstra Stadium in a re-match of last year's grand final.
Meanwhile, Parramatta halfback Jeremy Smith faces a nervous wait today as the NRL match review committee hands down its judiciary charge sheet for the weekend round. Smith was placed on report for pushing referee Sean Hampstead during the frantic final seconds of the Eels' 8-1 loss to St George Illawarra at a drenched OKI Jubilee Stadium on Friday night.
Elsewhere, Sydney Roosters duo Ashley Harrison and Lopini Paea will also come under the microscope for a lifting tackle on Melbourne interchange forward Ben Cross, which was placed on report on Saturday night.
And Manly back-up hooker Shayne Dunley may also find himself in hot water after being placed on report for a high shot on Penrith's Rhys Wesser.