Brisbane Broncos

Sport is just cheap reality TV

Steve Mascord   Professional sport is for TV audiences, the more drama the better.

Cowboys, Broncos and Roosters to represent NRL in World Club Series

All smiles: The Cowboys, their trophy and their fans at 1300 Smiles Stadium in Townsville on Monday.

Adrian Proszenko   North Queensland, Brisbane and the Roosters have officially accepted invitations to represent the NRL in next year's World Club Series.

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Broncos fans embrace upside of painful defeat

Justin Hodges consoles Andrew McCullough of the after their defeat.

Phil Lutton   It was a horror night for Broncos fans but many are already looking forward to going one better in 2016.

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Coach's input fine, but forget a rematch

Unlikely to receive support: Wayne Bennett.

Brad Walter   Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has been invited to propose an alternative to golden point for future drawn grand finals to the NRL competition committee but his suggestion that such a game be replayed a week later is unlikely to receive support.

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Raiders hero Steve Jackson says 1989 still simply the best

The Canberra Raiders celebrate winning the 1989 NSWRL grand final.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders grand final hero Steve Jackson has a word of advice for Michael Morgan - get ready for a few free lunches. 

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Hunt puts on brave face after grand final torment

The agony: Ben Hunt reacts as the prize slips away.

Phil Lutton   Ben Hunt's brilliant season with the Broncos ended in nightmare scenes in the grand final but the young half remains determined to return to the top.

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NRL wins grand final weekend

Canberrans were glued to the TV during the NRL grand final.

Martin Flanagan   "Could you write a better script?!" cried commentator Phil Gould when the North Queensland Cowboys scored a try on the siren to draw the scores in the 2015 NRL grand final.

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Wayne Bennett's golden point gripe is disrespectful to the Cowboys

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster   The Broncos coach couldn't help himself after his side lost the NRL grand final.

Cowboys hero Michael Morgan had no idea what he had just done

Flick hero:  Michael Morgan on the attack during Sunday night's grand final.

Michael Carayannis   His teammates were celebrating, but grand final hero Michael Morgan had no idea why.

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Bennett calls for grand final replay after hitting out at golden point result

Consoling coach: Wayne Bennett with Jack Reed after full-time on Sunday night.

Michael Carayannis   Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has again hit out at golden point, declaring he would have preferred to replay the grand final next weekend.

What Thurston said to Hunt after the game

A game to forget: Ben Hunt reacts after defeat to the Cowboys.

Steve Mascord   Clive Churchill Medallist Jonathan Thurston has revealed what he said to downcast Ben Hunt after the game.

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Cowboys outgun Broncos to win title

Offload: Antonio Winterstein passes the ball in a tackle by Justin Hodges.

Michael Chammas   North Queensland have won the NRL premiership for the first time after outgunning Brisbane 17-16 in the grand final at ANZ Stadium.

Thurston opens up on why title is crowning glory

Jubilation: Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston and teammates sing their team song.

Adrian Proszenko   Of all the honours bestowed on Johnathan Thurston, this one means the most.

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NRL grand final: Brisbane Broncos player ratings

Corey Oates of the Broncos scores a try.

Phil Lutton   How we rated the Broncos players for the 2015 NRL grand final.

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Thurston avoids joining Elias in grand final notoriety

Roar emotion: Johnathan Thurston yells in frustration after missing the conversion kick from the sideline after the siren in regulation time.

Adrian Proszenko   Everyone expected Johnathan Thurston to be involved in game-changing moment. But few would have thought it would come like this.

Green becomes first coach to beat Bennett in grand final

Congrats: Johnathan Thurston celebrates with Cowboys coach Paul Green.

Brad Walter   Paul Green never won a premiership in his distinguished playing career, but he has done something no other coach has done after outwitting Wayne Bennett in just his second year in charge of the Cowboys.

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Johnathan Thurston’s joy, but for Ben Hunt it’s only sorrow

Immortal credentials: Johnathan Thurston after his match-winning effort embraces Ben Hunt.

Michael Carayannis   The 2005 grand final loss "still burns" Johnathan Thurston. One must wonder how Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt must feel after his final fumble which handed North Queensland the game.

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Malcolm Knox: A top night for Queensland and an even better one for rugby league

Hold your head up high: Johnathan Thurston had nothing but words of encouragement for Hunt after his horror end to the match.

Malcolm Knox   This night was always going to be about more than just rugby league.

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'I've been blessed with wonderful players': Bennett

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett had seen a number of Jets games and that was enough for him to see Nemani Valekapa's undeniable talent.

David Sygall   From Lockyer to Langer to Milford. Wayne Bennett says his great fortune has been the footballers he's had to work with.