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NRL Premiership, Saturday, 24 May 2014 - Round 11 - Campbelltown Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Wests Tigers
Score
14
Team
Brisbane
Score
16
Wests Tigers versus Brisbane
Players Brooks (42min), Thompson (59min) Tries 2 Tries 2 Players Oates (6min, 63min)
Players Richards 2/2 (100%) Conversions 2 Conversions 2 Players Hunt 2/2 (100%)
Players Richards 1/1 (100%) Penalty goals 1 Penalty goals 2 Players Hunt 2/2 (100%)
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Wests Tigers vs. Brisbane

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute Brisbane: Try Corey Oates
  7. 7 minute Brisbane: Conversion Ben Hunt
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Jarrod Wallace Brisbane: Substitution Off Corey Oates Brisbane: Substitution On Ben Hannant Brisbane: Substitution On David Stagg
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Keith Galloway Wests Tigers: Substitution On Sauaso Sue
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Sitaleki Akauola Wests Tigers: Substitution On Blake Austin
  29. 29 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Martin Taupau Wests Tigers: Substitution On Ava Seumanufagai
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Josh McGuire Brisbane: Substitution On David Hala
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time

Wests Tigers vs. Brisbane

Wests Tigers vs. Brisbane

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute Wests Tigers: Try Luke Brooks
  3. 43 minute Wests Tigers: Conversion Pat Richards
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute Brisbane: Penalty Goal Ben Hunt
  7. 47 minute
  8. 48 minute
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Josh McGuire Brisbane: Substitution Off David Hala Brisbane: Substitution Off Ben Hannant Brisbane: Substitution On Francis Molo
  11. 51 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Joel Luani Wests Tigers: Substitution On Keith Lulia
  12. 52 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Corey Oates Brisbane: Substitution Off Todd Lowrie
  13. 53 minute
  14. 54 minute
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution On Keith Galloway Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Sauaso Sue
  17. 57 minute
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute Wests Tigers: Try Bodene Thompson Wests Tigers: Substitution On Martin Taupau Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Ava Seumanufagai
  20. 60 minute Wests Tigers: Conversion Pat Richards
  21. 61 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Jarrod Wallace Brisbane: Substitution Off Francis Molo
  22. 62 minute
  23. 63 minute Brisbane: Try Corey Oates
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute Brisbane: Conversion Ben Hunt
  26. 66 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Adam Blair Wests Tigers: Substitution On Sauaso Sue Brisbane: Substitution On Todd Lowrie Brisbane: Substitution Off David Stagg
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute Wests Tigers: Penalty Goal Pat Richards
  29. 69 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Jarrod Wallace Brisbane: Substitution On Ben Hannant
  30. 70 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Luke Brooks Wests Tigers: Substitution On Joel Luani
  31. 71 minute
  32. 72 minute
  33. 73 minute
  34. 74 minute
  35. 75 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Chris Lawrence Wests Tigers: Substitution On Luke Brooks Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Martin Taupau Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Joel Luani Wests Tigers: Substitution On Sitaleki Akauola Wests Tigers: Substitution On Adam Blair
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute Brisbane: Penalty Goal Ben Hunt
  38. 78 minute Wests Tigers: Substitution Off Sauaso Sue Wests Tigers: Substitution On Ava Seumanufagai
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time

Wests Tigers vs. Brisbane

Statistics

Match Statistics
Wests TigersBrisbane

1 Kurtis Rowe

1 Ben Barba

2 David Nofoaluma

2 Daniel Vidot

3 Tim Simona

3 Jack Reed

4 Chris Lawrence

Substitution Off
1

4 Dale Copley

5 Pat Richards

Conversion
2
Penalty Goal
1

5 Lachlan Maranta

6 Braith Anasta

6 Josh Hoffman

7 Luke Brooks

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

7 Ben Hunt

Conversion
2
Penalty Goal
2

8 Martin Taupau

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Josh McGuire

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Joel Luani

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

9 Andrew McCullough

10 Keith Galloway

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Jarrod Wallace

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

11 Sitaleki Akauola

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Alex Glenn

12 Bodene Thompson

Try
1

12 Corey Oates

Try
2
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Adam Blair

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Todd Lowrie

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Wests Tigers Interchange Brisbane Interchange

Sauaso Sue

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

David Hala

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Ava Seumanufagai

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Ben Hannant

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Blake Austin

Substitution On
1

David Stagg

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Keith Lulia

Substitution On
1

Francis Molo

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Wests Tigers vs Brisbane

  • Possession

    Wests Tigers 50%
    50% 50%
    Brisbane 50%
  • Sets

    Wests Tigers 39
    50% 50%
    Brisbane 39
  • Completed sets

    Wests Tigers 30
    50% 50%
    Brisbane 30
  • Completion rate

    Wests Tigers 77%
    50% 50%
    Brisbane 77%
  • Tackles

    Wests Tigers 271
    48% 52%
    Brisbane 294
  • Total runs

    Wests Tigers 152
    50% 50%
    Brisbane 149
  • Total run metres

    Wests Tigers 1331m
    51% 49%
    Brisbane 1257m
  • Hit-ups

    Wests Tigers 63
    48% 52%
    Brisbane 69
  • Line breaks

    Wests Tigers 1
    25% 75%
    Brisbane 3
  • Offloads

    Wests Tigers 10
    77% 23%
    Brisbane 3
  • Kicks

    Wests Tigers 24
    53% 47%
    Brisbane 21
  • 40-20 kicks

    Wests Tigers 0
    50% 50%
    Brisbane 0
  • Kick metres

    Wests Tigers 594m
    49% 51%
    Brisbane 618m
  • Penalties

    Wests Tigers 4
    33% 67%
    Brisbane 8
  • Scrums

    Wests Tigers 9
    60% 40%
    Brisbane 6
  • Missed tackles

    Wests Tigers 14
    56% 44%
    Brisbane 11
  • Errors

    Wests Tigers 11
    50% 50%
    Brisbane 11
  • | |
    Wests Tigers statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Kurtis Rowe Fullback 80 10 78 0 2 0 0 0 1 13
    David Nofoaluma Winger 1 80 16 119 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Tim Simona Centre 1 80 10 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Lawrence Centre 2 74 8 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pat Richards Winger 2 80 11 136 1 0 0 0 0 1 12
    Braith Anasta Five-eighth 80 4 55 1 0 1 0 0 7 185
    Luke Brooks Halfback 75 8 53 0 1 0 0 1 12 284
    Martin Taupau Prop 1 44 8 68 2 3 0 1 0 0 0
    Joel Luani Hooker 55 7 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Keith Galloway Prop 2 49 12 102 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 2nd Row 1 33 13 120 0 0 0 0 0 1 20
    Bodene Thompson 2nd Row 2 80 11 98 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Blair Lock 71 5 43 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sauaso Sue Interchange 43 9 80 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ava Seumanufagai Interchange 33 8 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Blake Austin Interchange 53 9 83 1 0 0 0 0 2 80
    Keith Lulia Interchange 30 3 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Wests Tigers statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Kurtis Rowe Fullback 80 3 1 0 1 1
    David Nofoaluma Winger 1 80 5 0 0 1 2
    Tim Simona Centre 1 80 16 1 0 0 0
    Chris Lawrence Centre 2 74 16 1 0 0 1
    Pat Richards Winger 2 80 5 0 1 1 1
    Braith Anasta Five-eighth 80 8 0 0 0 0
    Luke Brooks Halfback 75 13 3 1 0 2
    Martin Taupau Prop 1 44 22 1 0 0 0
    Joel Luani Hooker 55 27 2 1 0 0
    Keith Galloway Prop 2 49 20 0 0 1 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 2nd Row 1 33 10 1 0 0 1
    Bodene Thompson 2nd Row 2 80 22 0 0 1 0
    Adam Blair Lock 71 29 3 0 2 1
    Sauaso Sue Interchange 43 29 1 0 0 1
    Ava Seumanufagai Interchange 33 18 0 0 0 0
    Blake Austin Interchange 53 17 0 2 1 0
    Keith Lulia Interchange 30 11 0 0 0 1
    Brisbane statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Ben Barba Fullback 80 4 34 0 1 0 0 0 1 26
    Daniel Vidot Winger 1 80 21 207 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Reed Centre 1 80 10 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dale Copley Centre 2 80 9 107 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Lachlan Maranta Winger 2 80 9 69 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Josh Hoffman Five-eighth 80 8 40 0 0 0 0 0 5 153
    Ben Hunt Halfback 80 4 50 0 1 1 1 1 13 388
    Josh McGuire Prop 1 61 14 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew McCullough Hooker 80 4 31 0 0 0 0 0 1 41
    Jarrod Wallace Prop 2 27 6 49 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Glenn 2nd Row 1 80 12 106 0 3 1 0 0 1 10
    Corey Oates 2nd Row 2 48 8 62 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Todd Lowrie Lock 66 12 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    David Hala Interchange 19 6 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Hannant Interchange 42 14 108 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    David Stagg Interchange 46 7 50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Francis Molo Interchange 11 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brisbane statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Ben Barba Fullback 80 3 0 1 0 2
    Daniel Vidot Winger 1 80 0 0 0 0 2
    Jack Reed Centre 1 80 13 0 0 1 1
    Dale Copley Centre 2 80 5 1 0 0 2
    Lachlan Maranta Winger 2 80 4 0 0 0 2
    Josh Hoffman Five-eighth 80 7 1 1 0 0
    Ben Hunt Halfback 80 24 1 0 0 1
    Josh McGuire Prop 1 61 37 1 2 0 0
    Andrew McCullough Hooker 80 50 0 3 1 0
    Jarrod Wallace Prop 2 27 16 2 1 1 0
    Alex Glenn 2nd Row 1 80 23 0 1 0 0
    Corey Oates 2nd Row 2 48 20 0 1 0 0
    Todd Lowrie Lock 66 26 3 1 1 0
    David Hala Interchange 19 8 1 0 0 0
    Ben Hannant Interchange 42 27 0 2 0 1
    David Stagg Interchange 46 22 0 1 0 0
    Francis Molo Interchange 11 9 1 0 0 0

    Latest Comments

    • You must be a Queenslander to write anything so stupid. Are you seriously suggesting 10,000 Brisbane supporters flew down to Sydney for this game? You are the very definition of imbecility

      curaeus | May 25, 2014, 3:15PM
    • West Tigers generally attracts 6000 fans to their home games .Trust the Broncos to attract an additional 10,000 fans for this game. Little wonder the NRL needs this team on Friday nights to increase ...

      DP | May 24, 2014, 9:31PM
    • Is Mick Potter kidding? He "struggled to see how that was a penalty". Most obvious penalty of the year.If the roles were reversed, he would have expected a penalty. Don't embarrass yourself ...

      Muzza | May 25, 2014, 9:22AM

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    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Andrew McCullough 50
    Runs
    Player name Daniel Vidot 21
    Line Breaks
    Player name Braith Anasta 1
    Offloads
    Player name Martin Taupau 2

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:30pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Gavin Badger, Gavin Reynolds
    Touch Judges:
    Michael Wise, Daniel Eastwood
    Video Ref:
    Matt Cecchin

    Wests Tigers v Brisbane Broncos

    Date

    Andrew Sonter

    Corey Oates scores for the Broncos.

    Corey Oates scores for the Broncos. Photo: Getty Images

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    That's all for tonight.

    Catch you next time

    BRISBANE 16 (C Oates 2 tries B Hunt 4 goals) bt WESTS TIGERS 14 (L Brooks B Thompson tries P Richards 3 goals) at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Referee: Gavin Badger, Gavin Reynolds. Crowd: 16,511.

    Great finish to what was otherwise a scrappy game. The Tigers will drop out of the top 8 for the first time this season if Souths beat the Sharks on Monday night.

    The Tigers came up with nothing in their last few tackles, and not much in their last few sets. Courageous win by the Broncos though. They've got a great record this year in the final 20 minutes of games.

    The Broncos hang on.

    Broncos 16 Tigers 14

    Broncos knock on the bomb. Tigers get another shot. 23 seconds left

    The Tigers get one last shot. 90 seconds on the clock

    But the Tigers knock it on on the last tackle. 2 mins to go

    The Tigers get it back from the short kick-off. Game on

    77th min: Penalty Broncos. Ben Hunt makes the line break and passes to Copley, and Richards grabs Maranta, who's in support, without the ball. Hunt knocks over the penalty.

    Broncos 16 Tigers 14

    7 mins to go and the scores are level.

    Andrew McCullough gets collected high. It's more of a head clash. His nose looks a mess, but he's OK. Brooks back for the Tigers. Very quick concussion test!

    Official crowd is 16,511. Rugby league is alive and kicking in the west.

    Brooks taken from the field for a concussion test. Could be telling. He's been their spark tonight.

    67th min: Scores level. Play-the-ball penalty to the Tigers, just their fourth penalty of the night, and Richards bangs it over.

    Tigers 14 Broncos 14

    63rd min: But the Tigers don't hang onto the lead for long. Broncos try. Oates grabs his second try after Maranta flies above everyone, hauls in a bomb, pops a pass out the back to Oates and he goes over untouched. Hunt converts. Great finish shaping up here.

    Broncos 14 Tigers 12

    Tricky customer Joel Luani gets a pass away for Wests against the Broncos.

    Tricky customer Joel Luani gets a pass away for Wests against the Broncos. Photo: Getty Images

    58th min: And on the back of it the Tigers take the lead. Brooks grubbers through, it's deflected and Thompson picks up the crumbs to score. And it's Brooks again that makes something happen. Richards converts.

    Tigers 12 Broncos 8

    The Broncos force a drop out, the Tigers are under the pump and Richards has produced another amazing drop out that the Broncs can't handle. Tigers get a turnover and they're on the attack.

    1. Wally Lewis (Qld)<p>
<b>BEST MEMORY:</B> After losing Allan Langer, Mal Meninga, Paul Vautin, Bob Lindner and Michael Hancock to broken bones or dislocations during game two of the 1989 series, the Queensland team received a standing ovation from the Sydney crowd for their 16-12 win. I told my players to stop and enjoy it - it would never happen again.<p>
<B>FAVOURITE MOMENT:</b> The famous 80-metre last-minute try that sealed victory for the Maroons in game one, 1994, at the SFS is impossible to match - but for me, the presence of Arthur Beetson in the inaugural Origin game in 1980 set the scene for interstate rivalry to regain its appeal. Click for more photos

    Top 100 Origin players' favourite moments (Nos 1 to 25)

    1. Wally Lewis (Qld)

    BEST MEMORY: After losing Allan Langer, Mal Meninga, Paul Vautin, Bob Lindner and Michael Hancock to broken bones or dislocations during game two of the 1989 series, the Queensland team received a standing ovation from the Sydney crowd for their 16-12 win. I told my players to stop and enjoy it - it would never happen again.

    FAVOURITE MOMENT: The famous 80-metre last-minute try that sealed victory for the Maroons in game one, 1994, at the SFS is impossible to match - but for me, the presence of Arthur Beetson in the inaugural Origin game in 1980 set the scene for interstate rivalry to regain its appeal. Photo: Getty Images

    26. Andrew Johns (NSW)<p>
<b>BEST MEMORY:</B> <p>
It's hard to go past the very first thing that made Origin and what Arthur Beetson did to Mick Cronin. If that didn't take place, maybe it wouldn?t be as big as it is now. We owe a lot to Arthur. 
<B>FAVOURITE MOMENT:</b>Winning the opening game at the new Suncorp Stadium in 2003 ? that was pretty big. There was just a huge build-up, so to win the first game at the new Suncorp was pretty special. Click for more photos

    Top 100 Origin players' favourite moments (Nos 26 to 50)

    26. Andrew Johns (NSW)

    BEST MEMORY:

    It's hard to go past the very first thing that made Origin and what Arthur Beetson did to Mick Cronin. If that didn't take place, maybe it wouldn?t be as big as it is now. We owe a lot to Arthur. FAVOURITE MOMENT:Winning the opening game at the new Suncorp Stadium in 2003 ? that was pretty big. There was just a huge build-up, so to win the first game at the new Suncorp was pretty special. Photo: Craig Golding

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    These games without the Origin stars at this time of year lack something - class. Neither side looks like tearing the other apart. It's been willing, but there's been plenty of errors. 25 mins to go. Broncos 8 Tigers 6.

    Wests Tigers winger Pat Richards is sandwiched by the Brisbane defence.

    Wests Tigers winger Pat Richards is sandwiched by the Brisbane defence. Photo: Getty Images

    Todd Lowrie has collected Bodene Thompson high and Lowrie's on report. Didn't look too much in it. Brisbane 8 Tigers 6.

    And Barba returns the favour after a great Richards kick-off. Broncos drop out and the Tigers are back on the attack.

    45th min: And the Tigers knock it on from the kick-off! Great way to undo the good work. The Broncos get a penalty in the subsequent set and Hunt knocks it over.

    Broncos 8 Tigers 6

    42nd min: Try Tigers. Luke Brooks has scored the "goal" of the season. I hope Ange Postecoglou is watching. It might not be too late to get him on the plane to Brazil. Brooks grubbers through, it's deflected, he kicks it through again, it's deflected again, he tows it through again and beats the cover to score just before the dead-ball line. Great try. Richards converts.

    Tigers 6 Broncos 6

    The second half is under way.

    The Broncos made 9 errors in the first half, so they're lucky to be in front. And the Tigers had 10 offloads, so if they can hang onto the ball, they've probably got some points in them. Probably.

    The Tigers mount one final attacking raid after the half-time siren from a scrum win, but the Broncos hang on - again. That's pretty much been the story of the half. The Tigers have looked good when they've held onto the ball, but that hasn't been often enough.

    Broncos 6 Tigers 0

    Tim Simona grounds a Broncos grubber in goal. And the Broncos are mounting some pressure as half-time approaches.

    5 mins to half-time. Broncos 6 Tigers 0

    The Tigers get a penalty! And they're on the attack

    The Broncos are getting a great run with the penalties - it's 5-blot so far. The Tigers just can't maintain pressure as a result.

    28th min: Richards goes close again. He nearly pulls in an intercept as the Broncos try to clear their line, but he knocks on.

    The Tigers are denied by some desperate Brisbane defence. Pat Richards picks up a loose ball and runs 50 metres, fending off various Broncos as he goes. Eventually he's pushed into the corner.

    27 mins gone and it's 6-0 Broncos, but the Tigers are looking dangerous.

    Curtis Sironen made a very good comeback for the Tigers in the NSW Cup earlier in the day, scoring a try with his first touch.

    19th min: The Tigers are mounting some good pressure, but the Broncos, as has been their way this season, are hanging on. The Broncos are made of pretty stern stuff in 2014. It's still 6-0 Broncos.

    Corey Oates scores for the Broncos.

    Corey Oates scores for the Broncos. Photo: Getty Images

    Barba appears to be fine. He's bouncing around now.

    The Tigers forwards are starting to make some good metres.

    It's still 6-0 Broncos.

    Ben Barba takes a bomb from the Tigers and comes up grabbing his hammy. We'll keep an eye on him. The Tigers, after a scrappy start, are working their way into this.

    Referee Gavin Reynolds is wearing a camera on his head tonight, which should make for some interesting vision.

    7th min: The Broncos are in. Corey Oates hits a ball from Ben Hunt and Oates strolls through some ordinary Tigers defence. Hunt converts.

    Broncos 6 Tigers 0

    The Broncos have butchered a try in just the third minute. David Nofoaluma comes across in cover and Daniel Vidot loses the ball in the tackle with the try line wide open.

    The Tigers fail to get a kick in at the end of their first set. Not a great way to start

    And we're under way at Campbelltown

    A very well observed minute's silence for the late Reg Gasnier.

    Last time the Tigers played at Campbelltown chief executive Grant Mayer said if the fans don't show up tonight the club won't be taking any more matches out to Sydney's west.

    Which would make them the Inner-wests Tigers. 

    Fortunately there is a healthy crowd on hand tonight. Great work by the locals.

    Kick-off is not far away

    Welcome to tonight's coverage of the Wests Tigers v the Brisbane Broncos from Campbelltown.

    Both teams have a host of players out, on Origin duty and with injury, but possibly the most important is Robbie Farah. The Tigers don't often win without him, so they'll be up against it again tonight.

    The Broncos have also won 17 of the 22 clashes between these sides and the bookies have them pretty strong favourites.

    WESTS TIGERS v BRISBANE BRONCOS at Campbelltown Stadium, Saturday, 7.30pm

    Last meeting: Round 14 2013 - Broncos 32 bt Tigers 12 at Suncorp Stadium

    Head-to-head: Tigers 4 Broncos 17 Drawn 1

    TV: Live, FoxSports 1

    Ladbrokes: Tigers $2.15 Broncos $1.75

    Betfair: Tigers $2.16 Broncos $1.84

    Michael Chammas writes: The Tigers are without Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods but the Broncos are missing four of their best players. The Broncos have plenty of depth in the forwards so if the Tigers big men can match them through the middle they will win the contest.

    Tip: Tigers by 4

    AAP writes: Both teams have lost key players to Origin call-ups with Justin Hodges, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker missing for the Broncos while Tigers pair Aaron Woods and Robbie Farah are in the NSW squad. Both teams returned to the winner's circle last weekend after suffering back-to-back losses, the Broncos overcoming Gold Coast while the Tigers edged past Cronulla. Sam Thaiday remains sidelined for the Broncos with big boppers Ben Hannant and Martin Kennedy coming back into the squad. The Tigers are also missing James Tedesco and Liam Fulton for the trip to Sydney's south-west.

    Key: The battle of the respective halfbacks looks crucial with Ben Hunt at the heart of everything for the Broncos while young gun Luke Brooks played a role in three Tigers' tries against the Sharks.

    TIGERS: Kurtis Rowe, David Nofoaluma, Tim Simona, Chris Lawrence, Pat Richards, Braith Anasta (capt), Luke Brooks, Martin Taupau, Joel Luani, Keith Galloway, Sitaleki Akauola, Bodene Thompson, Adam Blair. Interchange: Sauaso Sue, Ava Seumanufagai, Blake Austin, Keith Lulia.

    BRONCOS: Ben Barba, Daniel Vidot, Jack Reed, Dale Copley, Lachlan Maranta, Josh Hoffman, Ben Hunt, Josh McGuire, Andrew McCullough, Jarrod Wallace, Alex Glenn (capt), Corey Oates, Todd Lowrie. Interchange: David Hala, Ben Hannant, David Stagg, Jake Granville, Martin Kennedy, Jordan Kahu (two to be omitted).

    Referees: Gavin Badger, Gavin Reynolds.

     

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    • Is Mick Potter kidding? He "struggled to see how that was a penalty". Most obvious penalty of the year.

      If the roles were reversed, he would have expected a penalty. Don't embarrass yourself Mick.

      Also it's becoming boring how every coach on the losing side inevitably talks about bad refereeing. Predicable and boring

      Commenter
      Muzza
      Date and time
      May 25, 2014, 9:22AM
    • West Tigers generally attracts 6000 fans to their home games .Trust the Broncos to attract an additional 10,000 fans for this game. Little wonder the NRL needs this team on Friday nights to increase ratings.

      Commenter
      DP
      Location
      GC
      Date and time
      May 24, 2014, 9:31PM
      • You must be a Queenslander to write anything so stupid. Are you seriously suggesting 10,000 Brisbane supporters flew down to Sydney for this game? You are the very definition of imbecility

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        curaeus
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        Date and time
        May 25, 2014, 3:15PM

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