Rugby League

Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Flyer: Lachlan Maranta dives over in the corner for the Broncos.
Flyer: Lachlan Maranta dives over in the corner for the Broncos. Photo: Bradley Kanaris
Barnstomer: George Burgess of the Rabbitohs takes on the Broncos defence.
Barnstomer: George Burgess of the Rabbitohs takes on the Broncos defence. Photo: Matt Roberts

There was some dispute about the strip call that led to Reynolds' penalty goal that proved decisive. I'll leave that to greater footballing minds to debate but there would have to be at least one controversial call or it wouldn't be rugby league. 

I dunno about you but I was flat keeping up with that frenetic game in the end. 

Sam Burgess redeemed himself with that great field-goal smother at the death so I take it all back big fella. No really. But I still reckon George had a stormer of a game but it will be remembered for GI's wonder try in the first half.

That seems like a long time ago. Thanks for joining our live coverage of tonight's game. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend. Good night!

 

 

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80 min: The Broncos have it but a field goal won't do it.  

They spin it wide to Vidot but he is swamped into touch and Souths celebrate.

Tic-tic--The siren goes and the fans are booing.

What a game.

Souths by two!

Souths 28-26

79 min: The short kick off goes into touch and the Broncs pack down quickly. 

Souths 28-26

It's over!! What was my tip again?

Souths 28-26

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77 min: Hunt lines it up but Sam Burgess of all people charges it down and is away. He has the ball knocked out in the tackle and Souths get a quick tap. Goodwin takes off and has the balls tripped again so now Reynolds get a penalty kick 35m out just to the left. OMG.

26-26 

 

75 min: Maranta kicks twice in one tackle and finds Reed wide who bats it on but Walker pounces on it just on his line. 

George Burgess is hit in a big one by Glenn and loses it. The Broncos get it back and could be field goal time. 

26-26

74 min: We're in for a cracking last few minutes now. Souths have had their chances but have been their own worst enemies. Can they pull it together? the game is there for the taking if they can as the Broncos look a little tired. 

26-26

 

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Big kick for Reynolds but not too hard, and he slots it!

26-26

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72 min: Koroisau throws a wild pass that's scooped up by the Broncos who burst out of their quarter only for McQueen to strip it back and go on a bullocking run back at the Broncos line.

TRY! Or is it? Sutton throws a cutout to Inglis who finds Avau'a in a hole to cross over. But they're checking for obstruction on the decoy runner between Sutton and Inglis. 

It's good! 

Brisbane 26-24

 

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70 min: Having said that, George Burgess pounces on a loose ball and Souths get a crack at the Broncos. 

Reynolds chips in between the posts but Maranta comes across and fists it dead in the nick of time. That was so close.

Brisbane 26-20

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Hunt adds the extras.

Sam Burgess is running third best of the Burgii out there tonight so far. He has made some silly errors, and that last one was the worst and cost his side six points and all the momentum.

Brisbane 26-20

 

67 min: McInnes has gone off for a concussion test. The Broncs get a penalty for silly strip by Sam Burgess. They go wide to Hodges in a more familiar positon, but he's wrapped up by in-your-face defence. 

TRY! Hunt puts grubber through in behind in slomo and the excellent Reed dives on it.

It's good! Of course it was. 

Brisbane 26-20

64 min: McInnes gets a pass on his laces as Souths throw it around in disjointed attack. He juggles it backwards but eventually Parker dives on the loose ball and the Broncos get a big let-off. Souths don't get a kick away but neither do the broncos in their set but Sutton does them favour by knocking on. 

Some tired minds and bodies out there as mistakes creep in on both sides. Who will profit?

Brisbane 22-20

62 min: Sutton tries a cutout to Gi but it's read. Johnston gets the ball out wide and shows great pace off the mark to evade one but is wrapped up.

Reynolds puts a great bouncing grubber through near the posts and Barba is wrapped up in goal for another drop-out as Souths looks to turn the screws.  

Brisbane 22-20

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60 min: Hunt puts in a strange mongrel kick to no one as they are unable to break out of the half and Souths come again.

Sutton and Reynolds probe for holes up the middle of the tiring Broncos pack.

Sutton puts a grubber in but the Broncs mop up and Souths get the dropout back. More pressure on the hosts. 

Brisbane 22-20

58 min: McCullough chips to himself and looks to have been tripped or did he dive? Did he play for it, leaving his leg in, soccer style? Hmm. Nothing given so it's moot. Te'o limps off for Souths.

Brisbane 22-20 

57 min: You can't take your eyes off this game for a second, just ask the Broncos.

Reynolds kicks to Barba on the last as they look to pin the Broncos in their half again and force a mistake but the Broncs hold tight as they work it up the middle.

Brisbane 22-20 

55 min: Gi gets another run from kick by the Broncs. Even jogging he looks dangerous.  

Reynolds bursts through a hole but can't beat Barba in the battle of the big men. 

Sam Burgess tries a kick as the ball spills from a loose pass in broken play deep in Brisbane territory. 

Johnston somehow almost manages to keep it in fling it in goal but it bounces away from Walker. 

Brisbane 22-20

54 min: Big George wants to take them on all by himself. Souths kick on the last and Barba is wrapped up 5m out. He hasn't been able to do much so far this game. 

Brisbane 22-20

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