A dominant second half has seen the Broncos prove too strong against a gallant Sea Eagles side to run out 26-10 winners at Suncorp Stadium.
Staggs pushes the kick left.
Fifita drives home the Broncos dominance in the second half with a powerful charge close to the line.
Matt Gillett is taken into touch only for a penalty to go Brisbane's way.
Brendan Elliott makes an inspired run to pull down Corey Oates.
Milford bombs for the right edge, but Brad Parker is up to the challenge to gather in possession.
Kane Elgey goes high, but Darius Boyd is up to the challenge.
Curtis Sironen loses possession inside his own half.
Garrick hits the posts to leave the scores at 22-10 in favour of Brisbane.
Filling in at centre, Gosweiski scores his first try in the NRL.
Darius Boyd cleans up an attacking bust from Reuben Garrick down the right flank.
Reuben Garrick does well to gather in a high ball from Brisbane.
Brisbane will almost certainly bag two competition points from here.
The Brisbane skipper scores his first try of the season and secures the win for Brisbane.
Darius Boyd is claiming a try after running onto a short kick from Milford.
Sipley is being stretchered off the field in a tragic night for Manly on the injury front.
Toafofoa Sipley is down with a lower leg injury.
Thomas Flegler earns a penalty close to halfway.
Corey Oates is taken into touch in the act of trying to score a miraculous try.
Jack Bird is off the field.
Jack Bird is down with a knee issue.
Brad Parker loses the ball inside the Broncos 30 metre zone.
Manly force a mistake from Jake Turpin.
Toafofoa Sipley comes up with a costly mistake inside his own half.
Apisai Koroisau is off the field.
Staggs takes the Broncos out to a 16-6 lead.
On the spot to touch down underneath the posts, Gillett extends the Broncos lead.
Brendan Elliott has to bat the ball dead after a ricochet from Jake Trbojevic puts the Sea Eagles under more pressure.
Alex Glenn is cut down short of the tryline.
Tom Dearden dummies and runs and gets a penalty for his efforts.
Brisbane get a penalty inside their own half.
Gehamat Shibasaki can't hold onto a cut-out pass that goes over the sideline.
Corey Oates is denied centimetres from the goal line.
Milford shows his class to put the Broncos in prime position to add more points.
Anthony Milford is collected 15 metres out from his tryline on the last tackle.
Reuben Garrick makes a great kick return and earns a penalty for his efforts coming out of trouble.
From the sideline, Staggs pushes the kick left of the posts.
Oates strolls over after running onto a great pass from Darius Boyd.
Moses Suli is out for the match with a suspected fractured finger.
Reuben Garrick is forced in-goal after two kicks from the Broncos on the last tackle.
Gehamat Shibasaki makes a great run down the right flank.
Manly finish a strong first set by finding touch 15 metres out from the Broncos line.
Kelepi Tanginoa makes a blockbusting charge off the kick-off.
Both sides are back out for the second half.
Manly have been the better side for much of the first half, but a strong finish from Brisbane has this match tilted for a strong second 40 minutes.
Anthony Milford kicks for Corey Oates, but the bounce of the ball goes over the sideline.
Manly have to bat the ball dead after a phenomenal set from Brisbane.
Strong work from the Broncos to complete after points.
Staggs converts his first goal in the NRL to draw the scores level.
Capitalising upon Staggs' run one play earlier, the much-criticised playmaker gets the Broncos on the board.
Kotoni Staggs goes close to scoring a try.
Brisbane get a relieving penalty coming out of their own end.
Abbas Miski makes a strong catch fielding Anthony Milford's bomb.
Abbas Miski is denied once again after Kane Elgey's cut-out pass was deemed to have travelled forward.
Manly will start a set on halfway after earning another penalty coming out of trouble.
For as strong as Manly have been over the opening 30 minutes, the scoreboard is well within the Broncos reach.
Brisbane find touch with a kick just inside the field of play.
Broncos earn a repeat set inside the Sea Eagles 30 metre zone.
Jack Gosiewski loses possession following strong pressure from several Broncos defenders.
Abbas Miski earns a penalty coming out of his own end.
Tevita Pangai Jr is on for Brisbane.
Morgan Boyle loses possession with his first involvement of the night.
Darius Boyd is forced to bat the ball dead after a strong kick from Kane Elgey.
Martin Taupau is down after heavy contact from three Brisbane defenders.
Brendan Elliott is trapped in-goal, but the referee deems Anthony Milford ran behind his own man in the lead up.
Manly come up with an error close to their tryline after making a mess of a well-placed kick from Tom Dearden.
Jack Bird is deemed to have been denied an opportunity to prevent Abbas Miski from scoring what would have been his first try in the NRL.
Obstruction against Manly
Abbas Miski makes a tremendous run into the Broncos half.
Darius Boyd does well to gather in Kane Elgey's high ball.
Anthony Milford manages to find touch just inside the field of play.
Kane Elgey puts a high ball up, but Corey Oates is up to the task to come up with possession.
Jake Turpin kicks before the last, but Brendan Elliott is on the spot to clean up for the Sea Eagles.
Alex Glenn cleans up a Curtis Sironen kick 10 metres out from the Broncos line.
Joel Thompson goes within a metre of scoring.
Brad Parker gets a penalty close to halfway.
Darius Boyd collects a high ball from Kane Elgey inside his 20 metre zone following a strong set after points from Manly.
Garrick gets the Sea Eagles off to the perfect start.
Exposing the Broncos poor goal line defence, Koroisau gets his first try of the year.
The Manly hooker darts over for the easiest of four-pointers.
Moses Suli is taken close to the tryline.
Jake Trbojevic puts in a kick close to the tryline and earns a repeat set for his efforts.
Manly come up with possession inside the Broncos 20 metre zone.
Jack Gosiewski cops a falcon resulting in a Manly error inside the Broncos half.
Brad Parker earns a penalty after copping a high shot from the Broncos.
Milford comes up with a nicely weighted kicked to pressure Brendan Elliott 10 metres out from his own line.
Darius Boyd earns a penalty after defusing an ordinary last tackle kick from Kane Elgey.
Joel Thompson goes close to the tryline.
Penalty to Manly on halfway.
Brendan Elliott takes the kick return just short of Manly's 30 metre line.
Matthew Lodge takes the first carry of the night.
Jake Trbojevic leads the Sea Eagles onto their 'home' ground.
Darius Boyd takes the Broncos onto Suncorp Stadium.
Experiencing their worst start to a season since 2010, the Broncos have made a number of changes due to form and injury with Kotoni Staggs, Gehamat Shibasaki and Jake Turpin coming into the squad.
Making a number of positional changes from the team named on Tuesday afternoon, Curtis Sironen will start at five-eighth in a reshuffle that sees Jack Gosweiski move into the second row, Apisai Koroisau revert to hooker and Manase Fainu going back to the bench. Similarly, last week’s debutant Abbas Miski replaces Jorge Taufua on the wing.
The Sea Eagles come into tonight’s contest in great form having won five if their past six matches, however injuries look set to test their depth with several high-profile players unavailable.
Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Friday Night Football between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Brisbane Broncos in game three of the inaugural NRL Magic Round.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Ben Cummins, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Liam Kennedy
Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea
MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (10)
Tries: Apisai Koroisau, Jack Gosiewski
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (1/2)
BRISBANE BRONCOS (26)
Tries: Anthony Milford, Corey Oates, Matt Gillett, Darius Boyd, David Fifita
Conversions: Kotoni Staggs (3/5)