Full Time
8:05pm Fri May 17, 2024
Round 11 - Suncorp Stadium, Milton / Yuggera-Turrbal - Crowd: 50971

Match Overview

With their star-studded spine taking a few hits recently, the Broncos overcome these losses to win their fourth Magic Round clash against Manly, which is looking to be the last for while. 

Brisbane started the game off strong, with Brendan Piakura sliding over for a try in the sixth minute, this came after Koula was unable to catch a spiralling ball from Madden.

The next set then saw Paseka sent to the bin for a professional foul, which saw the Broncos capitalise, with Deine Mariner scoring a four-pointer. 

The ball them goes back and forth between the two teams, with Manly failing to make anything stick in the first half. 

The opening ten minutes of the second half saw good goal line defence from the Broncos. 

Manly then finally get their first points on the board in the 49th minute, when Garrick scores a try off of a controversial forward pass. 

Ten minutes to go and Manly even up the score, with Vaega scoring a try off of a Brisbane penalty on their goal line, and Garrick successively converting. 

Now is five minutes to go, and Payne Haas makes a magical reapperance for the Broncos after limping into the sheds in the 61st minute. 

A high shot from Paulo sees the Broncos get a penalty, giving them some much needed field space. Jock Madden then ices the game, getting his first ever NRL grade field goal. 

This now marks Manly's third loss in a row, as they look to next week where they take on long time rivals, the Storm. There was various poor choices in attack from this side and they want any sliver of hope for next round, they need to fix these gaps. 

Brisbane have proven that even without the electrifying Walsh and experienced Reyno that they can get the job done, with both Selwyn Cobbo and Jock Madden having an excellent game in fullback and halfback respectively. Josiah Karapani also made his NRL debut tonight and made some good efforts, making 174 metres in 17 runs, five tackle breaks and 20 tackles. 

The Broncos now look forward to playing their QLD rivals, the Titans, at home for an early Sunday afternoon game. 

3. Selwyn Cobbo

2. Jock Madden

1. Patrick Carrigan