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8:05pm Fri March 12, 2021
Round 1 - Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 28313

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitchell Moses converts and the Eels score 24 unanswered points to win!

Eels lead Broncos 16 - 24 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Junior Paulo. Kick to come.

Junior Paulo crashes over for the match winner after Reed Mahoney throws a superb pass close to the line.

Eels lead Broncos 16 - 22 Eels

Mitchell Moses with a superb kick on the last and Jamayne Isaako is tackled in goal by Will Smith and Ryan Matterson. Dropout Broncos.


Ryan Matterson grubbers for Maika Sivo but Mead is there and Broncos again hang on.


Dylan Brown kicks high on the last and Ryan Matterson just can't quite take it and knocks on in goal.


Mitchell Moses grubbers close to the line and Jamayne Isaako is perfectly positioned under pressure on the last. Broncos hanging on here.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitchell Moses converts and the Eels have the lead!

Eels lead Broncos 16 - 18 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Blake Ferguson. Kick to come.

Dylan Brown and Gutherson combine off a scrum to unleash Blake Ferguson for the corner and the former NSW winger bulldozed his way over the cover defence to score in the corner!

Tied up at Broncos 16 - 16 Eels

Herbie Farnworth attempts an intercept from Clint Gutherson but he drops the ball. Eels a big chance 10m out!


INJURY UPDATE - John Asiata is being stretchered from the field with looks like a possible dislocated shoulder. Bench is down to one for Brisbane.


Dylan Brown now drops the ball cold on tackle one. Broncos scrum 30m from their own line.


Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitchell Moses converts and the Eels are back in action.

Broncos lead Broncos 16 - 12 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Clinton Gutherson. Kick to come.

Blake Ferguson picks up a loose pass and then tip toes down the right touchline. Ferguson then delivers a beautiful kick inside to find his skipper Gutherson and that is back to back tries from Parramatta!

Broncos lead Broncos 16 - 10 Eels

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Mitchell Moses kicks the extra 2.

Broncos lead Broncos 16 - 6 Eels

Try: Eels
Scored by Reed Mahoney. Kick to come.

Reed Mahoney catches the Broncos markers napping close to the line and the nuggety hooker scoots over to score beside the posts.

Broncos lead Broncos 16 - 4 Eels

David Mead knocks on following a strong tackle from Reed Mahoney. Eels on the attack 20m out.


INJURY UPDATE - Xavier Coates has failed his HIA after colliding with Clint Gutherson in scoring his second try. Blow for Brisbane.


Shaun Lane throws a pass over the sideline. Broncos scrum 40m from their own line.


We are underway in the second stanza!


Tesi Niu puts down a golden but tough chance off a dangerous kick in goal from Croft. Eels 20m re-start.


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako converts from out wide to extend the lead.

Broncos lead Broncos 16 - 0 Eels

Try: Broncos
Scored by Xavier Coates. Kick to come.

Anthony Milford throws a superb cut out pass close to the line and it hits Xavier Coates on the chest for him to score his second try!

Broncos lead Broncos 14 - 0 Eels

Maika Sivo puts down another spiral kick from Anthony Milford and another huge opportunity for Brisbane just 12m out.


Clinton Gutherson tries a tip on pass to Maika Sivo close to the line but it is ruled forward. Broncos scrum 10m from their own line.


Penalty Eels - Silly play from Jamayne Isaako who can't help himself and pushes Blake Ferguson over the sideline with a second effort after a superb tackle from David Mead.


Another handling errors from the Eels, Reagan Campbell-Gillard knocks on and Brisbane have a scrum 13m from their own line.


INJURY UPDATE - Matt Lodge leaves the field with a hamstring injury and will not be back.


Conversion: Broncos
Attempted by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako misses the kick from out wide.

Broncos lead Broncos 10 - 0 Eels

Try: Broncos
Scored by Xavier Coates. Kick to come.

Anthony Milford kicks over the top early in the tackle count and Xavier Coates collects it on the full to score in the corner! Broncos are on fire early!

Broncos lead Broncos 10 - 0 Eels

Penalty Eels - Huge spiral bomb from Milford and Clint Gutherson knocks back but Jordan Riki is penalised for a high tackle on the Eels fullback.


Parramatta on the attack but Shaun Lane is unable to hold onto a pass from Mitchell Moses. Broncos now make their way over halfway.


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako adds the extras. Broncos strike first at Suncorp Stadium tonight.

Broncos lead Broncos 6 - 0 Eels

Try: Broncos
Scored by David Mead. Kick to come.

Brodie Croft and Herbie Farnworth combine to suck in the Eels defence and David Mead cuts back on an angle to score the first try!

Broncos lead Broncos 4 - 0 Eels

Nathan Brown spills the ball and Brisbane again have a chance 37m out.


Clint Gutherson tries a short dropout but knocks on trying to re-gather. Broncos scrum 10m out.


Tevita Pangai Junior gets a great offload away to Jake Turpin and he is tackled just 20m out.


Anthony Milford gets a confident kick behind the line and it almost falls for Xavier Coates but Clinton Gutherson is there to save the day.


Penalty Broncos - High tackle from Shaun Lane and Brisbane find the line short of halfway.


Mitchell Moses grubbers for Dylan Brown but Jamayne Isaako gets out of the in goal.


The pass the Lodge has been ruled forward. Eels on the attack early!

We are underway @Suncorp Stadium! Matthew Lodge comes charging off the back fence!

Welcome to Suncorp Stadium for the first time in 2021, where the Brisbane Broncos host the Parramatta Eels in an intriguing Round 1 match up for Friday Night Football. Both sides are 1-17 as per programmed. Plenty to prove in 2021 for both sides so this should be a cracker. Stay tuned for all the action @LeagueUnlimited!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Belinda Sharpe, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Henry Perenara

Tries: David Mead, Xavier Coates (2)
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (2/3)

Tries: Reed Mahoney, Clinton Gutherson, Blake Ferguson, Junior Paulo
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (4/4)