FULLTIME :: Convincing work from the Eels to maintain their perfect start to the season.
One final kick for the night for the Eels half. He adds his fifth for the night.
That seals it with some gusto! Matterson poked through the line, slings it to Blake who does the big swan dive over the line.
Eels just punishing the Broncos now. Just finding holes and getting repeat sets. They are well on the way to 3 and 0 for the season.
Broncos finally try to shift it wide but the final pass is forward/knocked on by Herbie Farnsworth. Pick which you like.
Moses looks to add two more. Success.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Lane maintained possession on the way to the ground. TRY TIME.
BUNKER TIME! Shaun Lane might have scored here.
PENALTY EELS! Another high shot from the Broncos.
Moses makes no mistake from in front.
GREEN LIGHTS TRY! No problems there and Jennings just weaved through the defense.
BUNKER TIME! Michael Jennings turned back the clock here and might have put the game to bed.
PENALTY EELS! High tackle. Kotoni Staggs loses the ball then hits his man high.
PENALTY EELS! Ferguson was escorted off the ball.
Dear, oh dear! Broncos try to shift it left and it floated forward. To add to those woes, Jesse Arthars and two others were interchanged in quick succession.
Broncos were pelted in defense there. Big bodies coming straight at them. They held them off but another grubber caused issues. PENALTY.
PENALTY EELS! Brodie Croft was offside from the scrum.
Corey Oates is having a horror night with his hands. He tries to gather one right at his feet and kicks it right into the attacking side.
Broncos were set to defend another big set on their line but Anthony Milford picks the pocket of the attacker. The pressure has been relieved for now.
All Eels now. Mahoney jumps out from dummy half catches Oates right on the line for the dropout.
Kick from the left for Moses. He looks to keep his perfect record this season. He fades it.
Gutherson makes them pay immediately. He shows, goes and gets four points.
Matt Lodge sensing some danger tried to throw the ball to Jamil Hopoate but the youngster spills it.
The worst news to start for the home side. Captain Alex Glenn is off to hospital with a badly cut leg. Brodie Croft led the side out after the break.
Hope everyone has caught their breath! We're back for the second half. Eels lined up on halfway, ready to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Brisbane looking to make a comeback.
HALFTIME! It was a breathless half of footy. The Eels lead 12-6 headed into the oranges.
Another bombed try from the home side. Darius Boyd had stars in his eyes as he latched onto the grubber buit was clipped enough by Ferguson to spill it.
It was a late call but SIX MORE rings across Suncorp. Milford almost coughed it up looking for a pass. Broncos with the final chance of the half.
The game has devolved a bit in the final minutes before the break. Hopoate knocked on for Brisbane then Ferguson handed it right back.
Eels are turning on the flare now! Lane shuttles it inside to Gutherson who earnt a dropout. It was almost a mix up between the two Broncos defenders.
Sivo had a stroll to the line but it was FORWARD. Broncos blushes spared. Wonderful pass from Gutherson.
Oates is smashed in the tackle and it popped free. Eels sensing blood now
Tougher second assignment for Moses. Right on the left touchline, puts it over the black dot.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Some wizardry from Sivo. He avoided being shoved out and slammed it down.
BUNKER TIME! Sivo might have snuck it inside!
Eels were pushing at the edges but a kick back inside is mopped up by Jamil Hopoate. Dropout #2 incoming for the Broncos.
SIX MORE. Eels right back at it again. Mahoney goes close.
Tough kick first up for Isaako. Right on the touchline but he nails it.
Croft slices through! The half has been busy early and busts through, shows enough toe and scores.
PENALTY BRONCOS! Gutherson tried to weave through but Shaun Lane was obstructing the defense.
RUGBA LEAGUE IS BACK! Sivo makes a huge break, tries to position his winger and it's INTERCEPTED. Broncos though hand it right back.
It's all happening! Ryan Matterson just ripped it from the grasp of Patrick Carrigan. Eels working it out.
SIX MORE! Ruck infringement and the Broncos set is wiped.
The home side have started to make some cracks now. Kotoni Staggs just burst down the right side and gets wrapped up. Broncos shift it left and the kick forces the dropout.
Anthony Milford had it on a plater but he can't gather in Brodie Croft's grubber for a four-pointer.
Broncos man up in defense and Jamil Hopoate forces it loose from the Fijian winger.
Eels go wide early but Ferguson is thrown into touch. Some relief for the Broncos
All Eels early. Brown drops one behind the line for the hulking Sivo but it is covered up by Jesse Arthars. Dropout.
PENALTY EELS! The try-scorer Niukore finds them loose in the line.
Moses easily adds the extras.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! It was sent up as red but he clearly smashed it down. First blood to the Eels.
BUNKER TIME! Dylan Brown set it up and Marata Niukore might have punched it in.
WE HAVE OUR FIRST SIX MORE! Broncos infringed and GET SIX MORE MORE!
HERE WE GO! Rugby League is back. Broncos kick off!
Welcome back Rugby League! It has been a long two months since the last footy was kicked in anger and now it all kicks off again. Round 3 starts with a finals rematch, as Parramatta travel to the Sunshine state to take on Brisbane, who they hammered in the finals! Brisbane welcome back Matthew Lodge on the interchange while the Eels are unchanged from Tuesday. Sit back, relax and FOOTY!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Belinda Sharpe, Phil Henderson
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Beau Scott
BRISBANE BRONCOS (6)
Tries: Brodie Croft
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (1/1)
PARRAMATTA EELS (34)
Tries: Marata Niukore, Maika Sivo, Clinton Gutherson, Michael Jennings, Shaun Lane, Waqa Blake
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (5/6)