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Live: Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos

Full-time report: That is a great result for a Brisbane team missing more than half of its regular starting line-up through State of Origin or injury. Halfback Peter Wallace was outstanding, directing proceedings in the wet weather admirably. That's four losses in a row for the Sydney Roosters - only Penrith and Parramatta are behind them - and their season is verging on being in crisis. They are six points outside the top eight and have the Tigers, Sea Eagles, Sharks and Rabbitohs in their next four matches. Thanks for joining us.

FULL-TIME: Roosters 22 Broncos 40.

80th min: BRONCOS TRY. Norman sets up Jack Reed for the sealer. Plenty of police converging in the tunnel, meanwhile, perhaps anticipating a rough reception for the officials. There may not be anyone left to abuse them though with spectators fleeing the seating now. Wallace converts. Roosters 22 Broncos 40.

78th min: Where is the mercy rule when you need it? Both these sides could use a warm shower, or simply to get out of the heavy rain immediately.

76th min: BRONCOS TRY. Wallace and Beale combine nicely to send the first-gamer Maranta over in the right corner. That will be enough for the NRL's No.2 side. Wallace converts. Roosters 22 Broncos 34.

75th min: Oh no. Nuuausala has lost it from the restart.

74th min: ROOSTERS TRY. Tautau Moga muscles his way over the line. There's a huge rap on this kid at Bondi Junction and that's why. Anasta lands the conversion from out wide and it's game on. The rain is hammering down now. Roosters 22 Broncos 28.

73rd min: Slight blip for the Broncos. McGuire on report for a high tackle on Mortimer.

72nd min: The Roosters have forced a Brisbane drop-out but with the clock ticking they need to get over the line very soon.

69th min: "Make some Noise Roosters" screams the writing on the big screen. There's a mute response. Punters too busy trying to stay dry and warm. Worse, the Roosters via Tasi have spilled it 40 metres out from their line.

66th min: Lama Tasi puts an enormous hit on Alex Glenn. There's a brief threat of a "stink" and Josh McGuire is penalised with the ball in hand. The Roosters still have a sniff.

64th min: Poor young Adam Henry. He's put down a Peter Wallace kick that he should have swallowed - and a couple of metres from his own line. Not the debut he would have dreamed of.

62nd min: This a really important final 20 minutes for the Roosters. This will be four defeats in a row if they can't turn it around. Their season is increasingly on the line and Smith, in the third year of a four-year contract, will inevitably feel the heat if they don't bounce back soon.

60th min: BRONCOS TRY. And those penalties have come back to bite them, albeit with a bit of luck. That man Wallace fires in a grubber and it strikes the pads on the left upright. His halves partner Corey Norman is on the spot to pick up the crumbs and dive over. Wallace converts. Roosters 16 Broncos 28.

57th min: Anasta and Leilua continue to look dangerous in tandem down the Roosters' left side. It's been a big week for Leilua of course after being in court on a matter you can read more about with a Google search. They will hope the two straight penalties the hosts have given away don't prove costly.

55th min: NO TRY the call from Bernie Sutton; tipping after what's taken place today even the most certain tries may be heading upstair for his adjudication.

54th min: Another decision going to the video ref. Leilua suspected to have scored from an Anasta grubber but the replay shows he has knocked on.

53rd min: The Roosters have really lifted since that decision 10 minutes ago. Anasta's kick has led to young Maranta being trapped in goal. There's some voice in the small crowd here and the hosts are responding.

50th min: ROOSTERS TRY. Anasta, filthy at the previous call, takes matters into his own hands, creating an overlap and firing a lovely pass to Leilua to slide over. Conversion missed. Roosters 16 Broncos 22.

49th min: Well, it's 2-1 in terms of the controversial refereeing decisions and while Brian Smith got lucky with that Arona "try" in the first half he must feel like smashing the glass at the front of his coaching box after the first 10 minutes of the second half.

45th min: One referee called out "Roosters ball", and the other one called "Broncos ball". Anasta is furious and we will hear more of this. Whatever the case surely the player who had possession had to get up and play it - not be allowed to dash downfield.

44rd min: BRONCOS TRY. The referees to use a well-used sporting term may need an escort here. A load of drama in the lead-up to an Alex Glenn try. On the play earlier there is a scrap for the ball and it appeared BJ Leilua had control. Maranta then wrestled the ball from him on the ground but instead of get up and play it he raced down field untouched. Wallace converts. Roosters 12 Broncos 22.

42nd min: We have a crowd figure and it's not surprisingly only of the four-figure variety: 9738.

Second half kick-off: Brisbane have first use of the ball as play resumes.

Half-time report: There hasn't been too many fireworks in attack, which is no surprise in the conditions, but Brisbane via the leadership of Peter Wallace hve their noses in front. A couple of eyebrow-raising refereeing decisions - one a shocker, the other dubious - may generate even more attention depending on the outcome.

HALF-TIME: Roosters 12 Broncos 16.

40th min: The players are coming off with 20-odd seconds to go. The Phantom Siren appears to have struck again.

39th min: BRONCOS TRY. Well, is that a square up? Wallace looked to have committed a textbook double-movement but Bernard Sutton, sitting a couple of boxes away from us lounge-room referees in the press box, hits the green button in his little control room. Wallace converts. Roosters 12 Broncos 16.

38th min: The Broncos get a penalty right in front of the Roosters' posts and opt not to go for the two. A few plays later they are over the line via Wallace. This time Cecchin is checking it, for obstruction it appears and possibly a double movement.

36th min: Matt Cecchin was the referee who decided not to go to the video. Not for the first time, NSW fans might say. David Gallop, probably sitting at home, can put on a wry smile and put his feet up.

34th min: ROOSTERS TRY. A couple of penalties and the Roosters have catapulted up the other end to score. Tinirau Arona was the scorer, but replays reveal he dropped it cold. Let's hope that doesn't prove the difference. Anasta converts. Roosters 12 Broncos 10.

32nd min: Some of the young Broncos really revelling in the rain. Andrew McCullough is playing like a water rat; he's probably the best in the game so far.

30th min: BRONCOS TRY. And the Roosters pay the price for that unfortunate error from the rookie. This time T'eo plays provider, attracting a few defenders including BJ Leilua who shot off his own line, passing onto centre Gerard Beale to score. Wallace misses conversion. Roosters 6 Broncos 10.

28th min: Brisbane doing not much with it but have got six-again.

27th min: Oh, Roosters debutant Adam Henry loses the ball only 10 metres out from his own line. Drama here for Brian Smith's side.

24th min: ROOSTERS TRY. Enough of the movie talk because Jake Friend has scored from dummy-half to square the ledger for the hosts. Anasta converts. Roosters 6 Broncos 6.

22nd min: My colleague Greg Prichard has just pointed out that one of the touch judges today is Steve Carrall (of The 40-Year-Old Virgin Fame?). The spelling, however, is slightly different.

21st min: NO TRY is the ruling by video official Bernard Sutton. McCullough lost it over the line. The Roosters breath a sigh of relief.

21st min: Now, McCullough is claiming a try from dummy-half, which is straight from the wet-weather playbook. It's gone upstairs but there is some doubt about whether he got it down.

20th min: Andrew McCullough pulls off a 40-20 play to put the Broncos straight back on the attack. That is a brilliant play in any conditions but particularly so in this downpour.

19th min: The Roosters let down by a penalty in the lead-up to that try, and then some slack defence on their own line.

18th min: BRONCOS TRY. Ben T'eo is over the line after latching onto an inside ball from Wallace. Nice angled run from the future Rabbitoh in what is his 100th first-grade game. Wallace converts. Roosters 0 Broncos 6.

15th min: McGuire coughs the ball up on halfway. That's not the first time we'll see that tdoay. This is verging on a heavy nine track.

12th min: The teams getting right through their sets before kicking and the ground is so soggy that even the likes of Martin Kennedy and Josh McGuire could look like Alfie Langer today with kicks that pull up in the in-goal.

10th min: Now, it's the Roosters keeping the visitors at bay, with Daniel Mortimer's grubber nicely weighted in the in goal. Josh Hoffman swarmed on by about four Roosters.

7th min: This is going to be a proper dogfight if the opening is any indication. Throwing the ball around in these kind of conditions is a hazardous exercise so expect both sides to keep it as simple as they can. Brisbane getting it right early, with Wallace pinning the Roosters in goal again with another stabbing kick.

5th min: And that man Wallace almost strikes early. A cheeky little grubber nearly brings a try, but Sam Perrett does well to slide in and save the day. Roosters drop out.

3rd min: Peter Wallace, the Broncos point out, is their only player with 100 first-grade appearances. One of the debutants, Lachlan Maranta, is we're told the son of ex-Broncos winger Brett Plowman and of course the grandson of pioneering Broncos administrator Barry Maranta

Kick-off: There are brollies and ponchos galore (even Broncos CEO Paul White is sporting a plastic tracksuit up in the stands). And the Broncos get us underway.

Team news: Brisbare are used to trotting out inexperienced teams during the Origin period but even by their standards this is a green side. Young forwards Jarrod Wallace (no relation to Peter) and Brendon Gibb (no relation to Barry) are late additions making their NRL debuts, as is winger Lachlan Maranta. Mitchell Dodds and Nick Slyney are playing only their second games. Pencil out Corey Parker who is on Queensland duty, as well as Scott Anderson, who has a left foot injury. The Roosters are as per the program, although Lama Tasi and Frank-Paul Nuuausala start for Martin Kennedy and Mitchell Aubusson.

Pre-game: Thanks for joining me from a wet and fairly sparsley occupied Allianz Stadium. In terms of a crowd, miserable weather was about the last thing this fixture needed thanks to the natural lull in club football during State of Origin weeks. The big winners are the ground sponsors, whose signage will be clearly visible on the seating all afternoon because fans on the eastern side are ducking for cover under what shelter that stand provides. It is fair dinkum hosing down but let's try and forget the weather as much as we can because the third-from-bottom Sydney Roosters could really do with a win, no matter how saturated they get.

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