Full Time
5:30pm Sat March 27, 2021
Round 3 - Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 22509

Match Overview

Jamayne Isaako single-handedly sparked the Broncos attack into action and to their first win in 14 games, a 24-0 drubbing of Canterbury at Suncorp Stadium.

Almost an hour of dire football between the Broncos and Bulldogs was broken by a great solo effort by Jamayne Isaako which saw the Broncos lift a few notches to run away with a comfortable 24 point, shut-out victory.

The first half was nothing more than a mess, despite the game being played in perfect conditions. Both sides producing a plethora of missed tackles, dropped ball and woeful last play execution.

The only points in the first half was a solitary penalty goal from the boot of Isaako in the 33rd minute.

The Bulldogs had an opportunity to level the scores with a penalty goal just before halftime, but instead chose to take the tap, with the set ending meekly. Brisbane went into the break with a 2-0 lead.

The second half continued where the first half left off, but in the 59th minute Isaako made a break out on the left side and then put on a left and a right step to beat Corey Allan and score a brilliant solo try to the left of the posts. He then converted his own try.

The Broncos instantly lifted and improved their performance and 8 minutes later, they scored again after Isaako broke out of a tackle on the right side, drew Nick Meaney before passing to Xavier Coates, who raced away to score in the right corner. Isaako was unable to convert from touch.

Two minutes later, Isaako landed a penalty goal to extend the Broncos lead to 14 points.

From the Bulldogs short kick off, Coates flew high and took the ball before explodes into open space, running 65 metres to score untouched. Isaako failed to convert from the difficult angle.

The Broncos crossed again with just two minutes remaining on the clock when David Mead found himself in space, passed inside to Herbie Farnworth who then grubbered ahead towards the posts where Tom Dearden regathered the bouncing ball, to score next to the posts. Isaako added the extras to give the Broncos a comfortable 24-0 victory, ending their losing streak at 13 games, while the Bulldogs are now scoreless in their last 164 minutes.

3. Jamayne Isaako

Isaako was solid at the back all game defensively but it was his running game that stood out. His brilliant solo try sparked the Broncos attack into action. He then set up the second try which saw the Broncos confidence rise dramatically and run away with the win.

2. Herbie Farnworth

The powerful running centre found space a few times during the game and was one of very few shining lights in the first half. His kick set up the final try of the game.

1. Xavier Coates

Coates was solid all game, before injecting himself in the second half to score a good try off Isaako and then a brilliant solo try of his own to take the game away from the Bulldogs.