Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun July 18, 2021
Round 18 - Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 24894
79min

Laurie forces a line drop out with a lovely grubber.

78min

Another forward pass for the Broncos.

77min

Brooks' kick bounces, but the Broncos regather.

76min

Forward pass to Alex Glenn - it's all over for the Broncos.

76min

Turpin is held up over the try line.

75min

The Broncos get the ball back from the kick-off.

75min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

Doueihi adds the extras.

Wests Tigers lead Broncos 24 - 42 Wests Tigers
74min

The prop who spent the week with the NSW Blues crosses to rub salt in the Broncos' wounds.

73min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Stefano Utoikamanu. Kick to come.

It's all coming up Utoikamanu!

Wests Tigers lead Broncos 24 - 40 Wests Tigers
73min

Tamou gets an offload away.

72min

The kick-off fails to go 10 metres.

72min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

The kick is straight between the posts.

Wests Tigers lead Broncos 24 - 36 Wests Tigers
71min

The try is upheld by the bunker.

71min

Maumalo fielded Brooks' bomb and managed to offload to Pauga.

70min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Junior Pauga. Kick to come.

The debutant scores the try that will win the Tigers the match.

Wests Tigers lead Broncos 24 - 34 Wests Tigers
70min

Brooks goes to the heaves.

69min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Adam Doueihi.

The kick hits the posts.

Wests Tigers lead Broncos 24 - 30 Wests Tigers
68min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

The Broncos will rue failing to clean up the ball; Nofoaluma gets a finger to the ball for an important try.

Wests Tigers lead Broncos 24 - 30 Wests Tigers
67min

The Tigers may have scored the craziest try with the ball bouncing every which way.

66min

Isaako loses the ball 10 metres from his own line.

65min

Isaako is denied a try after Jordan Riki is ruled to have impeded Luke Brooks.

65min

The try is being send to the bunker for a possible obstruction.

65min

Staggs delivers the final pass to put the Broncos back in front.

64min

Six again for the Broncos.

63min

Isaako collects the ball 20 metres from his goal line.

63min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

The Tigers are back in front.

Wests Tigers lead Broncos 24 - 26 Wests Tigers
61min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Tommy Talau. Kick to come.

Laurie passes to Talau, who dummies and comes back towards the posts for his second.

Tied up at Broncos 24 - 24 Wests Tigers
60min

The Tigers get a penalty coming out of their own end.

59min

Laurie races onto a kick and gets out of his in-goal.

58min

Another high ball from Gamble is collected by Maumalo.

57min

Brisbane survive.

56min

Brooks dummies and is pulled down close to the line.

56min

Hetherington is ruled to have stripped the ball - the Tigers get a penalty.

56min

Tamou loses the ball; but the captain elects to challenge the call.

55min

Brooks kicks for Maumalo; the Tigers get a repeat set close to the Broncos' line.

54min

James Tamou is back on for the visitors.

54min

David Nofoaluma makes a strong tackle on Herbie Farnworth.

52min

Ken Maumalo fields a high ball.

51min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

The Broncos are back in front.

Broncos lead Broncos 24 - 20 Wests Tigers
50min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Kotoni Staggs. Kick to come.

Tyson Gamble puts Jordan Riki into space, who offloads to send Staggs over!

Broncos lead Broncos 22 - 20 Wests Tigers
49min

The Broncos come up with possession.

49min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

The Tigers are in front for the first time.

Wests Tigers lead Broncos 18 - 20 Wests Tigers
47min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Tommy Talau. Kick to come.

The replacement centre finishes off a right side shift, but that try was all because of the break from Laurie.

Tied up at Broncos 18 - 18 Wests Tigers
47min

Laurie is away!

46min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Adam Doueihi.

The kick can't swing back enough.

Broncos lead Broncos 18 - 14 Wests Tigers
45min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Daine Laurie. Kick to come.

The young fullback takes on the line and gets the Tigers back in the contest.

Broncos lead Broncos 18 - 14 Wests Tigers
44min

Jordan Riki concedes a penalty for collecting Joe Ofahengaue high.

43min

Gamble comes up with a poor option on the last tackle by running straight into the Tigers' defence.

42min

Tyson Gamble gets a set restart by running at the Tigers' offside defenders.

41min

Simpkins gets another offload away; this time from inside his own half.

41min

Daine Laurie is back out there for the visitors.

40min

Thomas Flegler takes the first carry of the second half.

40min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako puts the home side beyond a converted try.

Broncos lead Broncos 18 - 10 Wests Tigers
38min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Thomas Flegler. Kick to come.

Payne Haas gets a magical offload away to send Flegler underneath the posts.

Broncos lead Broncos 16 - 10 Wests Tigers
38min

Six again for the Broncos.

37min

Kotoni Staggs and Jamayne Isaako make a break down the right edge.

37min

Daine Laurie is coming from the field; Mbye enters the match.

37min

Corey Oates comes up with a great catch.

36min

Simpkins pops an offload for Liddle.

35min

Gamble goes high again; Laurie fields the kick but cops a hit from Alex Glenn for his troubles.

33min

Jake Turpin forces an error out of Daine Laurie.

31min

The kick-off goes out on the full.

31min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Adam Doueihi.

Doueihi pushes the kick well wide of the posts.

Broncos lead Broncos 12 - 10 Wests Tigers
30min

A beautiful cut-out ball from Doueihi allows Nofoaluma to become the Tigers' greatest try-scorer.

30min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

THAT'S THE RECORD!

Broncos lead Broncos 12 - 10 Wests Tigers
30min

Tukimihia Simpkins is on for his NRL debut.

28min

Isaako runs around Maumalo, but gets pushed into touch by the Tigers' defence.

27min

Maumalo defuses a high ball from Gamble.

26min

Junior Pauga manages to get a pass away before going into touch, but Ken Maumalo (unaware of the pass) allows the ball to go over the touchline.

25min

Thomas Flegler and Keenan Palasia are on for the Broncos.

25min

Turpin passes the ball forward from dummy half on halfway.

24min

Joe Ofahengaue and Alex Twal are on for the Tigers.

23min

Croft comes up with an error as the Tigers were retreating in defence.

23min

Tesi Niu makes a break into the Tigers' half.

22min

Tesi Niu makes a good catch of Brooks' bomb.

20min

Corey Oates comes up with a great catch close to his goal line.

20min

Leilua is slow to his feet after contact from Alex Glenn.

19min

Kennedy is deemed to have lost the ball - the Broncos lose their challenge.

19min

The Broncos will challenge the ruling of Rhys Kennedy losing the ball.

19min

The Broncos have lost the ball off the kick-off.

19min

Conversion: Broncos
Attempted by Jamayne Isaako.

From close to the posts, Isaako pushes the kick wide.

Broncos lead Broncos 12 - 6 Wests Tigers
19min

The Broncos make their opponents pay for an error.

19min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Jordan Riki. Kick to come.

Gamble toes the ball in-goal which is swiftly put down by Riki.

Broncos lead Broncos 12 - 6 Wests Tigers
19min

Payne Haas is cut down short of the line.

18min

Luke Garner loses the ball straight after points.

17min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

The five-eighth puts the visitors within 2 points.

Broncos lead Broncos 8 - 6 Wests Tigers
15min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Luciano Leilua. Kick to come.

Some nice passing involving Adam Doueihi allows the second-rower to hit back for the Tigers.

Broncos lead Broncos 8 - 4 Wests Tigers
14min

Brodie Croft makes an error at the play the ball.

13min

Six again for the Broncos coming out of their own half.

12min

Penalty Goal: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako puts the home side up by 8 from right in front of the posts.

Broncos lead Broncos 8 - 0 Wests Tigers
11min

After plenty of back and forth, the Broncos decide to take the two on offer.

11min

Broncos penalty.

10min

Gamble puts a high ball up for Maumalo, who loses the ball 15 metres out from the Tigers' line.

9min

Niu comes up with a solid kick return.

8min

The Broncos finish off a great set after points by tackling Maumalo 10 metres short from his own line.

7min

That was Oates' 96th career try - could today be the day he cracks a century of four-pointers?

7min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako adds the extras from the sideline.

Broncos lead Broncos 6 - 0 Wests Tigers
6min

A nice exchange of passing between Croft, Niu and Farnworth to send Oates over for first points.

5min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Corey Oates. Kick to come.

The professional try-scorer does what he does best to open the scoring.

Broncos lead Broncos 4 - 0 Wests Tigers
4min

TC Robati is coming from the field is distress; Jordan Riki comes on much earlier than anticipated.

4min

Luke Brooks fires a long ball intended for Ken Maumalo; the former Warrior watches as the ball rolls over the touchline.

3min

Daine Laurie takes a carry 25 metres from his own line.

2min

Gamble kicks for Isaako, only for the Kiwi winger to spill the ball close to the try line.

1min

Isaako is driven back in a strong tackle by Stefano Utoikamanu.

David Nofoaluma narrowly manages to get out of his in-goal on the first play of the afternoon.

Alex Glenn takes the Brisbane Broncos onto the field - play is only moments away.

James Tamou leads the Wests Tigers out onto Suncorp Stadium.

David Nofoaluma can surpass Benji Marshall as the greatest try-scorer for the Wests Tigers with one try this afternoon.

The Tigers will debut two players this afternoon; Junior Pauga, a centre who was previously in the Warriors’ system, and Tukimihia Simpkins, a forward who transferred from North Queensland as part of a player swap over the off-season.

A win would see the Broncos post back-to-back victories for the first time since the opening rounds of last season.

The Tigers will be without James Roberts after the enigmatic centre was placed in a COVID hold. Tommy Talau comes into the starting side in jersey 19.

The Broncos have opted to rest Queensland representative Xavier Coates with Jamayne Isaako coming onto the wing. Jesse Arthars takes the final place on the bench ahead of Cory Paix.

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Round 18 Sunday Afternoon Football between the Brisbane Broncos and the Wests Tigers from Suncorp Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Darian Furner

Video Referee: Alan Shortall

BRISBANE BRONCOS (24)
Tries: Corey Oates, Jordan Riki, Thomas Flegler, Kotoni Staggs
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Jamayne Isaako (1/1)

WESTS TIGERS (42)
Tries: Luciano Leilua, David Nofoaluma (2), Daine Laurie, Tommy Talau (2), Junior Pauga, Stefano Utoikamanu
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Doueihi (5/8)
Penalty Goals: