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NRL Premiership, Sunday, 3 June 2012 - Round 13 - Suncorp Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Brisbane
Score
50
Team
Newcastle
Score
24
Brisbane versus Newcastle
Players Beale (4min), Reed (14min), Hodges (18min, 71min), Copley (21min), Thaiday (65min), McCullough (76min), Hoffman (79min) Tries 8 Tries 4 Players Buderus (27min, 35min), Naiqama (32min), Fa'aoso (59min)
Players Wallace 1/1 (100%), Parker 7/7 (100%) Conversions 8 Conversions 4 Players Naiqama 4/4 (100%)
Players Parker 1/1 (100%) Penalty goals 1 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Brisbane vs. Newcastle

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute Brisbane: Try Gerard Beale
  5. 5 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute Brisbane: Try Jack Reed
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker
  17. 17 minute Newcastle: Substitution Off Willie Mason Newcastle: Substitution On Adam Cuthbertson
  18. 18 minute Brisbane: Try Justin Hodges
  19. 19 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker Newcastle: Substitution Off Neville Costigan Newcastle: Substitution On Alex McKinnon
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute Brisbane: Try Dale Copley
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker
  24. 24 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Petero Civoniceva Brisbane: Substitution On Matt Gillett
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute Newcastle: Try Danny Buderus
  28. 28 minute Newcastle: Conversion Wes Naiqama
  29. 29 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Ben Hannant Brisbane: Substitution On Josh McGuire Newcastle: Substitution Off Kade Snowden Newcastle: Substitution On Willie Mason
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute Newcastle: Try Wes Naiqama
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute Newcastle: Conversion Wes Naiqama
  35. 35 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Andrew McCullough Brisbane: Substitution On Ben Hunt Newcastle: Try Danny Buderus
  36. 36 minute Newcastle: Conversion Wes Naiqama
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time Brisbane: Penalty Goal Corey Parker

Brisbane vs. Newcastle

Brisbane vs. Newcastle

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute
  8. 48 minute
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Ben Hannant Brisbane: Substitution Off Sam Thaiday
  11. 51 minute
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute Newcastle: Substitution Off Danny Buderus Newcastle: Substitution On Chris Adams
  14. 54 minute
  15. 55 minute Newcastle: Substitution On Kade Snowden Newcastle: Substitution Off Willie Mason Newcastle: Substitution On Neville Costigan Newcastle: Substitution On Richard Fa'aoso Newcastle: Substitution Off Adam Cuthbertson Newcastle: Substitution Off Alex McKinnon
  16. 56 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Josh McGuire Brisbane: Substitution On Petero Civoniceva
  17. 57 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Sam Thaiday Brisbane: Substitution Off Corey Parker
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Andrew McCullough Brisbane: Substitution Off Ben Hunt Newcastle: Try Richard Fa'aoso
  20. 60 minute Newcastle: Conversion Wes Naiqama
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute
  23. 63 minute
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute Brisbane: Try Sam Thaiday
  26. 66 minute Brisbane: Conversion Peter Wallace
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute Newcastle: Substitution On Danny Buderus Newcastle: Substitution Off Chris Adams
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Petero Civoniceva Brisbane: Substitution On Corey Parker Newcastle: Substitution Off Richard Fa'aoso Newcastle: Substitution On Alex McKinnon
  31. 71 minute Brisbane: Try Justin Hodges
  32. 72 minute
  33. 73 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker Brisbane: Substitution Off Ben Hannant Brisbane: Substitution On Mitchell Dodds
  34. 74 minute Newcastle: Substitution Off Danny Buderus Newcastle: Substitution On Chris Adams
  35. 75 minute
  36. 76 minute Brisbane: Try Andrew McCullough
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker
  39. 79 minute Brisbane: Try Josh Hoffman
  40. FT Full time Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker

Brisbane vs. Newcastle

Statistics

Match Statistics
BrisbaneNewcastle

1 Josh Hoffman

Try
1

1 Darius Boyd

2 Gerard Beale

Try
1

2 James McManus

3 Jack Reed

Try
1

3 Junior Sa'u

4 Justin Hodges

Try
2

4 Wes Naiqama

Try
1
Conversion
4

5 Dale Copley

Try
1

5 Akuila Uate

6 Corey Norman

6 Jarrod Mullen

7 Peter Wallace

Conversion
1

7 Tyrone Roberts

8 Ben Hannant

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Kade Snowden

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Andrew McCullough

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Danny Buderus

Try
2
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Petero Civoniceva

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Willie Mason

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

11 Alex Glenn

11 Chris Houston

12 Sam Thaiday

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Joel Edwards

13 Corey Parker

Conversion
7
Penalty Goal
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Neville Costigan

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Interchange Interchange

Ben Hunt

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Chris Adams

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Josh McGuire

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Richard Fa'aoso

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Matt Gillett

Substitution On
1

Adam Cuthbertson

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Mitchell Dodds

Substitution On
1

Alex McKinnon

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Brisbane vs Newcastle

  • Possession

    Brisbane52%
    52% 48%
    Newcastle48%
  • Sets

    Brisbane35
    51% 49%
    Newcastle34
  • Completed sets

    Brisbane26
    52% 48%
    Newcastle24
  • Completion rate

    Brisbane74%
    51% 49%
    Newcastle71%
  • Tackles

    Brisbane291
    50% 50%
    Newcastle291
  • Total runs

    Brisbane156
    53% 47%
    Newcastle138
  • Total run metres

    Brisbane1408m
    55% 45%
    Newcastle1167m
  • Hit-ups

    Brisbane51
    48% 52%
    Newcastle55
  • Line breaks

    Brisbane11
    69% 31%
    Newcastle5
  • Offloads

    Brisbane12
    60% 40%
    Newcastle8
  • Kicks

    Brisbane13
    50% 50%
    Newcastle13
  • 40-20 kicks

    Brisbane0
    50% 50%
    Newcastle0
  • Kick metres

    Brisbane429m
    49% 51%
    Newcastle455m
  • Penalties

    Brisbane7
    54% 46%
    Newcastle6
  • Scrums

    Brisbane3
    43% 57%
    Newcastle4
  • Missed tackles

    Brisbane30
    38% 62%
    Newcastle48
  • Errors

    Brisbane9
    43% 57%
    Newcastle12
  • | |
    Brisbane statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Josh Hoffman Fullback 80 17 139 0 9 2 0 0 0 0
    Gerard Beale Winger 1 80 14 177 0 5 2 0 1 0 0
    Jack Reed Centre 1 80 11 80 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Justin Hodges Centre 2 80 12 145 6 3 1 1 1 0 0
    Dale Copley Winger 2 80 9 120 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
    Corey Norman Five-eighth 80 8 61 0 1 0 1 0 6 201
    Peter Wallace Halfback 80 3 13 0 0 0 3 1 7 228
    Ben Hannant Prop 1 51 14 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew McCullough Hooker 56 4 39 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
    Petero Civoniceva Prop 2 37 10 66 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Glenn 2nd Row 1 80 9 63 0 3 0 1 1 0 0
    Sam Thaiday 2nd Row 2 73 12 82 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Corey Parker Lock 67 14 125 1 5 1 0 0 0 0
    Ben Hunt Interchange 24 1 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh McGuire Interchange 27 7 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Gillett Interchange 57 8 69 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitchell Dodds Interchange 7 3 35 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brisbane statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Josh Hoffman Fullback 80 2 1 2 0 0
    Gerard Beale Winger 1 80 0 1 0 0 0
    Jack Reed Centre 1 80 8 1 0 0 1
    Justin Hodges Centre 2 80 4 2 0 0 0
    Dale Copley Winger 2 80 0 1 0 0 1
    Corey Norman Five-eighth 80 13 2 0 0 1
    Peter Wallace Halfback 80 19 1 0 2 2
    Ben Hannant Prop 1 51 29 3 2 1 1
    Andrew McCullough Hooker 56 34 0 1 0 0
    Petero Civoniceva Prop 2 37 15 1 2 0 0
    Alex Glenn 2nd Row 1 80 25 3 1 1 0
    Sam Thaiday 2nd Row 2 73 35 3 0 1 0
    Corey Parker Lock 67 32 3 2 0 3
    Ben Hunt Interchange 24 19 2 0 0 0
    Josh McGuire Interchange 27 31 0 0 1 0
    Matt Gillett Interchange 57 20 6 0 0 0
    Mitchell Dodds Interchange 7 5 0 0 0 0
    Newcastle statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Darius Boyd Fullback 80 15 149 0 5 2 1 2 1 37
    James McManus Winger 1 80 5 54 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Sa'u Centre 1 80 7 77 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Wes Naiqama Centre 2 80 9 91 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Akuila Uate Winger 2 80 8 48 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Mullen Five-eighth 80 5 28 0 4 0 0 0 6 188
    Tyrone Roberts Halfback 80 6 33 1 1 0 1 0 6 230
    Kade Snowden Prop 1 55 14 127 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
    Danny Buderus Hooker 59 3 34 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Willie Mason Prop 2 42 11 115 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Houston 2nd Row 1 80 12 88 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Edwards 2nd Row 2 80 9 67 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Neville Costigan Lock 44 7 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Adams Interchange 21 3 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Richard Fa'aoso Interchange 16 6 45 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson Interchange 38 9 68 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex McKinnon Interchange 46 9 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Newcastle statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Darius Boyd Fullback 80 9 2 2 0 1
    James McManus Winger 1 80 3 2 1 0 1
    Junior Sa'u Centre 1 80 11 2 4 1 0
    Wes Naiqama Centre 2 80 11 5 0 0 1
    Akuila Uate Winger 2 80 2 3 0 0 1
    Jarrod Mullen Five-eighth 80 10 3 0 1 2
    Tyrone Roberts Halfback 80 13 2 6 0 0
    Kade Snowden Prop 1 55 22 1 1 0 0
    Danny Buderus Hooker 59 35 4 0 1 0
    Willie Mason Prop 2 42 18 0 1 0 0
    Chris Houston 2nd Row 1 80 39 6 0 3 2
    Joel Edwards 2nd Row 2 80 33 5 2 0 1
    Neville Costigan Lock 44 23 3 2 1 2
    Chris Adams Interchange 21 12 4 2 0 1
    Richard Fa'aoso Interchange 16 4 1 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson Interchange 38 18 1 1 0 0
    Alex McKinnon Interchange 46 28 4 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Chris Houston 39
    Runs
    Player name Josh Hoffman 17
    Line Breaks
    Player name Josh Hoffman 2
    Offloads
    Player name Justin Hodges 6

    Match Details

    Start time:
    3:00PM
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Heavy
    Referees:
    Ashley KleinGavin Reynolds
    Touch Judges:
    Russell TurnerMichael Wise
    Video Ref:
    Bernard Sutton

    Late surge sees Brisbane dominate battling Knights

    MY HEAD IS SPINNING
    That first half was mind bending. Brisbane looked like they were headed for 70 after racing to a 24-0 lead after 21 minutes. It seemed as good as over and the Knights weren't even close to being in the game. But hang on... what's this? A few penalties, some possession and all of a sudden, the Knights pile on three of their own to make it 26-18 at halftime. The defence was awful but it was great to watch.

    CLASS PREVAILS
    The Knights fired the first shot in the second half as well. Richie Fa'aoso scored under the posts in the 57th minute and Newcastle trailed by just two points. Surely the Broncos can't lose it from here? They didn't. The Knights ran out of puff spectacularly, with an avalanche of late tries earning Brisbane the half century. Whatever snapped them out of their slumber should be bottled and exported.

    SEVEN HEAVEN
    Peter Wallace was the man for the Broncos. The halfback's defence is first-class and he sparked Brisbane's late run, setting up tries for Hodges and Hoffman as Brisbane stampeded the Knights at the tail end of the game. Why he has been marked as 'not for Origin' is completely beyond me.

    GILLETT'S WOBBLES
    Matt Gillett is a brilliant player. No doubt. But his defence at times is suspect. He made a few bad reads today, helping the Knights get back into the game as it opened up around his post in the middle. It's a clear area of the game where he needs to improve. I'm sure Ricky Stuart has noticed.

    ------------------------

    FULLTIME Brisbane 50 Newcastle 24.

    79th min TRY to Hoffman. Copley bust down the left, back inside and Wallace rounds up his fullback with an inside ball under the sticks. Simple, yet elegant. It's going to be 50-24. Anybody else reckon Wallace is better than Mitchell Pearce? I do. But I'm a Queenslander so that doesn't realy count.

    78th min Perfect Parker kicks it from in front. It's 44-24 and the Knights are mentally on the bus to the airport.

    76th min Andrew McCullough dummies after a scoot and goes over for the TRY. The Knights have given up the ghost now. Simple stuff, tired defence and it's 42-24 to Brisbane. It's turned out to be a bit of a hiding after all.

    75th min Houston body slams Glenn to the turf. That pair have not got on well this afternoon. A few Knights players down now after what looks to be a clash of heads. Joel Edwards v Costigan. Costigan wins. Brisbane 38 Newcastle 24.

    71st min TRY to the Broncos. Hodges finishes off a 60m move that started with a superb ball from Pete Wallace to Gerard Beale. Positioned his centre beautifully in the two-on-one and the Origin star cruises over. That's how you do it, South Sydney. Brisbane well clear now and lead 38-24.

    68th min What about these missed tackle stats - the Knights have missed 28 and Brisbane 25. That's more than 50 in the game. Cameron Smith makes that many every week. Broncos lead 32-24.

    65th min Captain's knock from Thaiday. That's a TRY and he couldn't get more under the posts if he got some surveyors in to mark the spot. Throws the dummy off the back of that penalty, which was against Houston for being third-man-in during a scuffle between Glenn and Boyd. Houston was captain at the time. Costly result. Wallace kicks it (Parker off the field) and Brisbane lead 32-24.

    63rd min Mullen throw a poor pass to the feet of Naiqama. Actually, if it was supposed to go to the feet of Naiqama if was a great pass. Right on target. Reed loses it for the Broncos and they are going horribly at the moment. The Knights a massive chance here! Now a scuffle and the penalty goes to... Brisbane! Huge decision. Third man in penalty against Houston. Broncos lead 26-24.

    60th min Big finish looming here as the Knights get it back to just a two-point deficit. The Broncos haven't fired a shot since the 20th minute. Some of these defensive errors from Gillett today have been fairly glaring. Is he playing his way out of an Origin jumper? Probaby not but he needs to pick things up. Now Brisbane throw a forward pass working their way out of their half - Wallace to Hodges. More strife for the Broncos, who lead 26-24.

    57th min Uate takes another cross-kick, this time from Norman. I wonder if the cross-kick has become such a default play in the game these days that playmakers don't really have a good look at their fifth-tackle options near the opposing tryline. We saw in the Origin the Blues kick it relentlessly to Brent Tate and the Broncos have been guilty of repetition today. Penalty to the Knights now after Glenn takes out the man off the ball and Knights are in! TRY to Richie Fa'aoso! Bad read again from Gillett and the Knights trail 26-24.

    55th min McGuire pinged for a high shot on Chris Adams. Crowd here is 26,683 which isn't great for a Sunday but there has been fears of big storms this afternoon. Both sides really settling into a grinding pattern of play after that amazing first half, where the Broncos took a 24-0 lead after 23 minutes onto see the Knights get it back to 24-18 by halftime. When the coaches said it's 0-0 in the second half, the players really took it to heart.

    50th min Boyd had a run to the line and fell on his back, dropping the ball as he spun to plant it. Bit of a howler really and that could cost his side dearly. Brisbane lead 26-18 and more errors creeping into this game. Broncos cough it up through Parker just as his side was looking dangerous.

    49th min Copley drops it in the tackle and Brisbane are going to be under some pressure of their own. If they lose this game going into an Origin week after blowing a 24-0 lead, Anthony Griffin is going to have to take stress leave. Has Boyd scored here? Hold on! He's lost it! Butchered the try!

    46th min Joel Edwards puts it on the deck and Brisbane get the scrum 20m out from the Knights line. If this goes to plan, you would assume they would score. Nope.... the Knights show a bit on their line in defence and Corey Norman caught with it on the fifth tackle. Good pressure without the ball from the Knights. Brisbane 26 Newcastle 18.

    43rd min This half literally minutes old and still no tries. These guys need to learn this game is about entertainment. Brisbane lead 26-18 as the Knights get a little sniff down the left edge. Lovely cover from Peter Wallace. Great defender for a number seven.

    41st min Almost 30 seconds of play in the second half and nobody has scored a try. What a yawnfest.

    HALFTIME Brisbane 26 Newcastle 18. What a bizarre and brilliant half of football. Defence not on the menu this afternoon.

    39th min I cannot believe what I am seeing. Mullen goes 79m to score but he's called back for being offside after the Wallace grubber rebounded off Houston. That's a tough call if you ask me but it's no try. Now Brisbane get a penalty almost in front and Parker will try to earn an extra two points right before the break. It's Brisbane 24 Knights 18.

    35th min TRY to the Knights! Buderus under the posts as the Knights go 65m! Boyd stands up Matt Gillett and makes the break to set up the veteran hooker under the sticks. Unbelievable stuff. I wouldn't have believed if 20 minutes ago. Gillett missed a shocker midfield and it's, wait for it, 24-18 to Brisbane after the Broncos lead 24-0 after 23 minutes. It's a half of two halves.

    33rd min Head above water? Better that that. There's a TRY for the Knights and suddenly it's 24-10. Wes Naiqama goes over in the corner and converts his own try to make it 24-12. You could have got 100s for that scoreline the way this game opened but, hey, that's footy for ya. It's Brisbane 24 Newcastle 12.

    31st min Uate has been a rock under the high ball and is tested by Wallace again. And yet another penalty to the Knights as they get a welcome piggy back from their own end. Poor discipline from Brisbane helping the Novacastrians keep their head above water. Broncos 26 Knights 6.

    28th min The conversion is good and it's 24-6 to Brisbane. I wouldn't exactly say we've got a game on our hands but they Knights at least stopped Brisbane's destructive scoring swathe. And another penalty to the Knights. Cards falling their way at the moment.

    26th min Knights get a third set in succession after a penalty against the Broncos. They must score you would think and they have. Danny Buderus dives over from dummy half for the TRY. It wasn't pretty but it counts. Brisbane 24 Knights 4.

    25th min Hoffman cleans up the Newcastle kick and they repel the only Newcastle raid. They've had 63 per cent of the ball Brisbane but the Knights get another set from this drop out. Booooo.... let's see more tries. Brisbane 24 Knights 0.

    23rd min Corey Parker can't lose. From the sideline again! He's automatic this afternoon. Broncos lead 24-0 and this is already hideously ugly for the Knights. But Hannant spills it so they get a rare chance to attack.

    21st min TRY to Brisbane! Parker slices them open but for some odd reason, brushes the support of Hodges. Didn't matter. It was spun wide and Copley scores in the corner. Brisbane beat Newcastle 71-6 in 2007 so have some way to go before it reaches that sort of depravity. But it's on the cards. Broncos 22 Knights 0.

    20th min Parker has found some touch with the boot today. Floats one over from the other side this time and Brisbane not far short of a point per minute. They lead 18-0 and Newcastle are going to cop a flogging in Brisbane once again if they can't show some will in defence.

    18th min Civoniceva demolishes Costigan and forces the turnover. Brisbane away again here and the Knights will do well to hold on. They can't - not even close. Awful, awful defence and Hodges simply catches it and romps over. TRY to the Broncos and it's 16-0.

    16th min Parker sends a dart of a kick over the dot from the angle and gets his side a 12-0 lead. Knights not being close to getting into the game at this stage. Very dangerous signs for them unless they can force a mistake from the Broncos and get some decent ball.

    13th min Parker goes close and the Knights getting pumped. Parker threw a crazy pass and obviously didn't hear the call for a fresh set of six after Uate contested the kick. Brisbane back with the ball now and have absolutely owned this game in terms of territory. Knights playing it all down their own end. Surely they can't hold on and there is the TRY to Jack Reed. Just caught them short on the left, dummied and slammed it down. Broncos lead 10-0 with a kick on the way.

    9th min J Hodges putting on a clinic at the moment today. Turning the Knights left-hand defence in circles every time he touches the ball. Brisbane just have that look of a side who could rack up a score today. Of course, I'm generally never right, so take that prediction as you will. Brisbane lead 6-0.

    7th min The Wallace cross-kick was too deep and Uate beats a horde of chasers to mark it in goal. He tries to tap it on the 20m line but is incapable of that seemingly simple act. He had to go back and attempt it three times before working it out. Momentum killer. Broncos 6 Knights 0.

    6th min The Knights offside from the kick-off! Lunacy! Absolute lunacy! Brisbane lead 6-0 and end up attacking about 30 seconds after the conversion of the previous try.

    3rd min TRY to Brisbane. Hodges had his fingerprints all over that. Sets it up for Gerard Beale who steps Boyd, the Origin specialist, and goes over after for an easy try. The Knights looked brittle there. It's 6-0.

    1st min We're away folks. That Dwayne Bennett guy is back in town (used to coach here, I've heard) and his Knights get the first touch on what's turned out to be a decent afternoon following a night of rain, rain - a short break - and more rain. Just the four wins for Newcastle this season. Anybody still like them for the premiership?

    Preamble Thanks for joining me football fans. I'm in Brisbane as the Broncos and Knights both try to break three-game losing streaks. Brisbane banked plenty of early season wins and are third before this game, while the Knights are battling away in 13th.

    If the typing goes a bit wobbly during the coverage, it will just be the tears slowly rolling down my face and onto the keyboard after the Rabbitohs lost last night. Anybody know why Farrell dived about 25m out from the line? Anyone?

     

     

     

    3 comments so far

    • That was one crazy game.
      Big scoreline difference but the Broncos coach will not be happy.

      Commenter
      Oh Come On
      Location
      Bronco in the deep south
      Date and time
      June 03, 2012, 6:21PM
      • Always good to listen to Phil Gould when a NSW team gets a shellacking from our boys.
        You can hear the utter despair and hopelessness becoming more prominent in his commentary as the game progressed. practically silent at the end of the game. Priceless.
        Never mind Phil you may just see the Blues win an SOO series before you retire. That is of course after the Blues finally wake up and see just how bad Stuart is as a coach.

        Commenter
        Bill
        Location
        FNQ
        Date and time
        June 03, 2012, 8:28PM
        • Put that in your pipes and smoke it Tinkler and Bennett! 50 points! Ahahahahaha what a hiding!

          Commenter
          Gordon Akman
          Location
          Broadbeach
          Date and time
          June 03, 2012, 8:50PM

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