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NRL Premiership, Friday, 27 April 2012 - Round 8 - Suncorp Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Brisbane
Score
26
Team
Gold Coast
Score
6
Brisbane versus Gold Coast
Players Glenn (11min, 15min), McCullough (23min), Beale (37min), Hoffman (70min) Tries 5 Tries 1 Players Peyroux (51min)
Players Parker 3/5 (60%) Conversions 3 Conversions 1 Players Prince 1/1 (100%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Brisbane vs. Gold Coast

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute Brisbane: Try Alex Glenn
  12. 12 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute Brisbane: Try Alex Glenn
  16. 16 minute Brisbane: Conversion Miss Corey Parker
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Petero Civoniceva Brisbane: Substitution On Josh McGuire
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Brisbane: Try Andrew McCullough
  24. 24 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker
  25. 25 minute Gold Coast: Substitution Off Greg Bird Gold Coast: Substitution On Mark Minichiello Gold Coast: Substitution Off Luke Bailey Gold Coast: Substitution On Matthew White
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute Gold Coast: Substitution Off Luke Douglas Gold Coast: Substitution On Michael Henderson
  30. 30 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Ben Hannant Brisbane: Substitution On Matt Gillett
  31. 31 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Andrew McCullough Brisbane: Substitution On Ben Hunt Gold Coast: Substitution Off Luke O'Dwyer Gold Coast: Substitution On Bodene Thompson
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute Brisbane: Try Gerard Beale
  38. 38 minute Brisbane: Conversion Miss Corey Parker
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time

Brisbane vs. Gold Coast

Brisbane vs. Gold Coast

  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
  11. 51 minute Gold Coast: Try Dominique Peyroux
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Alex Glenn Brisbane: Substitution On Dunamis Lui Gold Coast: Conversion Scott Prince
  14. 54 minute Gold Coast: Substitution On Luke Bailey Gold Coast: Substitution Off Michael Henderson
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute
  17. 57 minute Gold Coast: Substitution Off Nate Myles Gold Coast: Substitution On Greg Bird
  18. 58 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Ben Hannant Brisbane: Substitution Off Josh McGuire
  19. 59 minute Gold Coast: Substitution On Luke Douglas Gold Coast: Substitution Off Matthew White
  20. 60 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Petero Civoniceva Brisbane: Substitution Off Dunamis Lui
  21. 61 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Andrew McCullough Brisbane: Substitution Off Ben Hunt
  22. 62 minute
  23. 63 minute
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Alex Glenn Brisbane: Substitution Off Sam Thaiday
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute Brisbane: Try Josh Hoffman Gold Coast: Substitution On Nate Myles
  31. 71 minute Gold Coast: Substitution Off Mark Minichiello
  32. 72 minute Brisbane: Conversion Corey Parker Gold Coast: Substitution On Luke O'Dwyer Gold Coast: Substitution Off Bodene Thompson
  33. 73 minute Brisbane: Substitution On Sam Thaiday Brisbane: Substitution Off Matt Gillett
  34. 74 minute
  35. 75 minute Brisbane: Substitution Off Peter Wallace Brisbane: Substitution On Ben Hunt Gold Coast: Substitution Off Scott Prince Gold Coast: Substitution On Mark Minichiello
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time

Brisbane vs. Gold Coast

Statistics

Match Statistics
BrisbaneGold Coast

1 Josh Hoffman

Try
1

1 William Zillman

2 Gerard Beale

Try
1

2 Kevin Gordon

3 Jack Reed

3 Jamal Idris

4 Justin Hodges

4 Dominique Peyroux

Try
1

5 Dale Copley

5 David Mead

6 Corey Norman

6 Aidan Sezer

7 Peter Wallace

Substitution Off
1

7 Scott Prince

Conversion
1
Substitution Off
1

8 Ben Hannant

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

8 Luke Bailey

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Andrew McCullough

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Matt Srama

10 Petero Civoniceva

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

10 Luke Douglas

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Alex Glenn

Try
2
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Luke O'Dwyer

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Sam Thaiday

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Nate Myles

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Corey Parker

Conversion
3

13 Greg Bird

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
Interchange Interchange

Ben Hunt

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Matthew White

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Josh McGuire

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Michael Henderson

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Matt Gillett

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Mark Minichiello

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Dunamis Lui

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Bodene Thompson

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Brisbane vs Gold Coast

  • Possession

    Brisbane56%
    56% 44%
    Gold Coast44%
  • Sets

    Brisbane42
    55% 45%
    Gold Coast35
  • Completed sets

    Brisbane32
    57% 43%
    Gold Coast24
  • Completion rate

    Brisbane76%
    52% 48%
    Gold Coast69%
  • Tackles

    Brisbane282
    43% 57%
    Gold Coast370
  • Total runs

    Brisbane196
    56% 44%
    Gold Coast155
  • Total run metres

    Brisbane1497m
    54% 46%
    Gold Coast1275m
  • Hit-ups

    Brisbane81
    53% 47%
    Gold Coast71
  • Line breaks

    Brisbane6
    60% 40%
    Gold Coast4
  • Offloads

    Brisbane12
    48% 52%
    Gold Coast13
  • Kicks

    Brisbane24
    53% 47%
    Gold Coast21
  • 40-20 kicks

    Brisbane0
    50% 50%
    Gold Coast0
  • Kick metres

    Brisbane621m
    51% 49%
    Gold Coast606m
  • Penalties

    Brisbane6
    60% 40%
    Gold Coast4
  • Scrums

    Brisbane6
    50% 50%
    Gold Coast6
  • Missed tackles

    Brisbane34
    45% 55%
    Gold Coast41
  • Errors

    Brisbane10
    42% 58%
    Gold Coast14
  • | |
    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 16 114 1 6 0 0 0 0 0
    Gerard Beale Winger 1 80 9 105 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
    Jack Reed Centre 1 80 11 85 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Hodges Centre 2 80 13 106 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Dale Copley Winger 2 80 9 95 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Corey Norman Five-eighth 80 9 85 2 5 1 1 2 6 164
    Peter Wallace Halfback 74 8 67 1 3 0 0 1 15 414
    Ben Hannant Prop 1 52 21 127 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew McCullough Hooker 50 5 38 1 2 1 0 0 1 0
    Petero Civoniceva Prop 2 41 17 132 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Glenn 2nd Row 1 66 12 81 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
    Sam Thaiday 2nd Row 2 75 16 116 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Corey Parker Lock 80 23 155 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Hunt Interchange 35 3 26 1 1 0 1 0 2 43
    Josh McGuire Interchange 37 9 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Gillett Interchange 43 11 63 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
    Dunamis Lui Interchange 7 4 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brisbane statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Josh Hoffman Fullback 80 2 3 1 0 0
    Gerard Beale Winger 1 80 4 0 0 0 0
    Jack Reed Centre 1 80 5 2 2 0 5
    Justin Hodges Centre 2 80 5 3 1 0 0
    Dale Copley Winger 2 80 1 1 0 0 1
    Corey Norman Five-eighth 80 17 2 1 0 0
    Peter Wallace Halfback 74 18 2 0 0 1
    Ben Hannant Prop 1 52 32 0 0 0 0
    Andrew McCullough Hooker 50 25 2 1 1 0
    Petero Civoniceva Prop 2 41 16 1 2 0 0
    Alex Glenn 2nd Row 1 66 27 6 1 0 1
    Sam Thaiday 2nd Row 2 75 29 3 2 0 2
    Corey Parker Lock 80 35 3 2 2 0
    Ben Hunt Interchange 35 17 3 3 0 0
    Josh McGuire Interchange 37 28 0 1 1 0
    Matt Gillett Interchange 43 15 2 0 0 0
    Dunamis Lui Interchange 7 6 1 1 0 0
    Gold Coast statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    William Zillman Fullback 80 13 111 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Gordon Winger 1 80 12 67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jamal Idris Centre 1 80 11 86 3 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux Centre 2 80 11 108 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
    David Mead Winger 2 80 11 148 4 5 1 0 0 0 0
    Aidan Sezer Five-eighth 80 7 50 2 1 0 0 0 7 224
    Scott Prince Halfback 74 7 49 0 1 0 1 1 11 331
    Luke Bailey Prop 1 51 12 88 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Srama Hooker 80 6 48 0 1 0 0 0 3 51
    Luke Douglas Prop 2 50 10 105 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke O'Dwyer 2nd Row 1 39 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nate Myles 2nd Row 2 67 10 81 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird Lock 48 13 100 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    Matthew White Interchange 34 7 52 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Michael Henderson Interchange 26 8 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Minichiello Interchange 52 13 94 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Bodene Thompson Interchange 41 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gold Coast statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    William Zillman Fullback 80 4 1 0 1 1
    Kevin Gordon Winger 1 80 1 3 0 0 2
    Jamal Idris Centre 1 80 6 4 2 1 2
    Dominique Peyroux Centre 2 80 22 5 0 0 2
    David Mead Winger 2 80 5 1 1 0 1
    Aidan Sezer Five-eighth 80 12 5 0 0 0
    Scott Prince Halfback 74 6 5 1 0 0
    Luke Bailey Prop 1 51 41 2 2 1 0
    Matt Srama Hooker 80 55 0 2 0 0
    Luke Douglas Prop 2 50 37 1 2 0 0
    Luke O'Dwyer 2nd Row 1 39 30 2 0 0 0
    Nate Myles 2nd Row 2 67 49 6 2 1 0
    Greg Bird Lock 48 18 0 1 1 3
    Matthew White Interchange 34 21 0 0 0 0
    Michael Henderson Interchange 26 18 0 0 0 1
    Mark Minichiello Interchange 52 25 2 1 0 1
    Bodene Thompson Interchange 41 20 4 1 1 1

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name MattSrama 55
    Runs
    Player name CoreyParker 23
    Line Breaks
    Player name GerardBeale 2
    Offloads
    Player name DavidMead 4

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:35PM
    Weather:
    Rain
    Surface:
    Slippery
    Referees:
    Jared MaxwellAdam Devcich
    Touch Judges:
    Jason WalshMichael Wise
    Video Ref:
    Pat Reynolds

    Excellence of execution as Broncos ease past Titans

    The story at a miserable and wet Suncorp Stadium was a simple one - Brisbane just far too good for the Gold Coast Titans. The derby game was dominated by the home side, who were ultra-impressive with their skills and execution in very difficult conditions.

    Brisbane make it six in a row and the Titans couldn't muster up the sort of performance that stunned Manly at Brookvale Oval. They were stampeded in the first half but tried their hardest in the second. By then it was too late and the Broncos never looked ruffled on the back of a dominant Peter Wallace kicking game.

    Key man If NSW want a halfback for all occasions, they need look no further. Wallace was very good again tonight, guiding Brisbane with complete confidence and continuing to build his partnership with Corey Norman, who was a real handful in slippery conditions and set up a freakish try for Josh Hoffman. Alex Glenn bagged a double for Brisbane and was part of a backrow that is probably the best in the NRL.

    Numbers game Wallace kicked for some 417m off 17 clearances, a vital stat in the wet that helped Brisbane maintain a territorial strangehold in the first half that earned them a matchwinning 20-0 lead. They completed an impressive 78% of their sets in the rain. They also had two tries disallowed, meaning the score could have been far worse for the Titans, who did manage to pick up their ball control dramatically after halftime.

    What it means The Broncos are oozing quality and confidence at this stage of the season. They took care of business with relative ease tonight and showed some great skill in the process, as well as a well-organised defence. The Titans, well, it's more of the same. They tried hard and John Cartwright won't fault their effort once again. But in terms of class and fundamentals, they were a few grades below a genuine premiership contender.

    FULLTIME Brisbane 26 Titans 6.

    In the meantime, Matt has given me a rocket in the comments about my post regarding the rivalry. Matt, certainly agree there has been some great games in the past but I reckon it's struggling to take on mythic proportions at the moment. I'm not a southerner, btw, unless someone has moved the Mary Valley over the border and not told me.

    78th min Thaiday bolts clear and Hodges thinks he has a try but it's called back for the forward pass. A shattered reporter in here has his margin bet exploded right at the death. Heartbreaking stuff. Score remains Broncos 26 Titans 6 as we count down the final seconds.

    76th min Brisbane have completed 79% of their 39 sets tonight, which is very impressive given the awful weather. And it's not as if they've been playing a dull sort of game either. Fantastic skills on show and executed by a side playing with real confidence. Titans have improved dramatically in the second half but this has been a group one winner against a galloped-out country nag tonight. It's Brisbane 26 Titans 6.

    74th min Titans appeal for a try but I don't like their chances. Gone upstairs after Bird juggles it three times before it ends up in the hands of Luke Douglas, who plants it under the posts. It's no try and the score remains 26-6. The kick from Sezer took a horrid bounce for Hoffman, who could only stand and it watch it do a reverse flick over his head and back to the Titans' chasers.

    70th min TRY to Brisbane and they are on their feet for that one! Josh Hoffman scores and that's FREAKY play from Corey Norman. Kicked it twice, it bounced up and he batted it over a Titans defender to his fullback, who stepped Zillman to go under the posts. Delicious. Broncos are good things. Excellent things in fact. They lead 26-6.

    68th min Bailey goes high on Corey Norman and Brisbane win the penalty right in front. And another one as Bird is offside. Only a matter of time before Brisbane get another one you'd suspect. Three touches from Wallace in that one play and a nice kick too but wonderful read from Zillman. Saves the try. He's been pretty good in an outclassed side tonight. It's Brisbane 20 Titans 6.

    66th min In terms of this game being a "derby", as a fan of neither team but a Brisbane resident, I have to say it has never really taken on anything resembling some of the great rivalries of the game. Maybe one day that might happen but fair to say Broncos fans haven't given Titans fans a great deal of thought this season.

    64th min I would humble suggest it's time for ALL players to bin the goose step tonight. Jack Reed just tries one. It's as convincing as a Milli Vanilli live show and he goes sledding along the wet grass and into touch. But hey, better than laying bricks. Broncos lead 20-6 and time running a little short for the Titans as Idris goes out of play on the other side of the park.

    60th min I can write that as it turns out. Now Bailey is working off his injury with a goose step in the middle of the field. And some drama here! Boden Thompson goes high on Hoffman as the Broncos fullback returns the kick. Looked spectacular bit not too bad - on report. Greg Bird involved in a little post-penalty scuffle as well. Pigs will fly. Broncos lead 20-6.

    58th min Hodges down for the Broncos! It's a knee and the entire ground goes "ooooooohhhhhhhh" and can't bare to look. But it's cool, folks. It's cool. Just jarred it as he slipped and he's back in the line. Titans pressing now and Brisbane lead 20-6. Luke Bailey has injured his bottom as he ran into the goalpost. I kid you not. A corked arse. Can I write that?

    57th min Griffin has this Brisbane side immaculately drilled. They are taking the pressure off themselves with military standard fundamentals, much of which revolves around Wallace. Darts the kick into the corner and the chase is smothering. They know how to ride momentum and withstand momentum at the moment, which is why they are where they are on the ladder.

    55th min Dunamis Lui, who has an excellent name, out there for Brisbane as they truck it out in reply to another very promising set from the Gold Coast, who might have made more metres in this half than the entire first half.

    53rd min No mistake from Prince and the Broncos lead it 20-6. A noticeable lift in hustle from the Titans in the second half. Knees are pumping harder when they run and the defence has more edge and desperation. Wouldn't go as far to say they are back in the game but another try would make things fairly interesting.

    51st min Superb TRY to the Titans. Nique! The Human Highlight and Unforced Error and Missed Tackle Film! What a great lead-up that was. Went through a million sets of hands over four tackles and ended up with a very well deserved meat pie. It's Brisbane 20- Titans 4 as Prince lines up his kick.

    48th min Well played Titans. Brisbane looked to have them on toast out to the right but they scrambled pretty well, although Jamal Idris looks exceedingly vulnerable in that isolated one-on-one with Hodges. Was backpeddling at pace then and Hodges was toying with him. Took some great inside cover to tidy up but already a bit more to like from the Titans in this half. Score is still 20-0 to Brisbane though. Heavy rain now.

    44th min They are less terrible! Good run from Srama to earn the penalty and only some excellent Brisbane defence denying the Titans at the moment. They were right on the line but have been driven backwards and now the Broncos get a relieving penalty. No reward for the Titans but that's much better intent and energy from them. Still no gains on Brisbane's 20-0 lead.

    42nd min Players back out there in the steady rain and Titans attacking early, presumably taking the halftime advice of coach John Cartwright which was "be less terrible". Comes to nothing though and they still can't get off the mark.

    HALFTIME Broncos 20 Titans 0.

    Alright, I've changed my tune. I thought the Titans make might a game of this but they haven't been given as much as a sniff in the first half. Not even a sniff of a sniff. Brisbane are just clinical. Here's some of the key points...

    • Complete domination of territory. Great kicks, better chasing and Gold Coast errors mean the Broncos are able to threaten the line almost every time they get the ball. Broncos have had 60% of the pill.
    • Brisbane's forwards are killing it in the wet conditions. Faster and more mobile, the Titans are constantly on the back foot. The Broncos ran for 274 extra metres in that 40 minutes.
    • Brisbane's playmakers are influential. Peter Wallace has been an authority again, while Corey Norman and Matt Gillett have had some quality touches on the way to the line.
    • Titans need to cut the errors (nine out of 17 sets complete) and try and play some football in Brisbane's half. This could blow out even further if they continue to loiter around their line.

    38th min Matt Gillett has the skillz to pay the billz. I used 'z' instead of 's' to give this post some real cred in the streets, like Castlemaine St, just outside. Brisbane went wide from the break in play and the big backrower caught it in the rain and threw a long and thoroughly edible pass to Beale for the try. Is there any way the Queenslanders can fit this guy in their 17? Doubt it to be honest but he's a treat to watch. Kick missed so it's still 20-0.

    37th min Looks like a head clash with Hodges. The Brisbane centre up and about but Myles struggling. Actually, Myles copped a knee in the face from Hodges as he went low for the tackle. Accidental but must have hurt. Brisbane about to play it five metres out and dead in front. And here's a TRY to Beale! It's 20-0.

    36th min Beale beats Bird and a couple of others on the kick return and it took a good tackle from Zillman to stop him going 70m. Confusion for the Titans and Nate Myles in big trouble here. Looks like he's taken a very nasty knock to the head.

    33rd min Gillett! How good is this kid. Very close there. Charged down the left-footed kick of Sezer and just about scored. Nobody else chasing but him but the ball just trickled into touch before he could reach. Another error now for the Titans and they've essentially played the game behind their 30m line - with and without the ball. Broncos lead 16-0. Reckon it might be more than that in a minute.

    30th min Look out - Michael Henderson on for Luke Douglas. And there's Gillett plain belting Mark Minichiello. Ouch. Gave him a good whupping in that front-on tackle. Broncos leading 16-0 and from my read of this one, are only looking better and better as it goes on. Complete territorial domination and a penalty here to rub it in. Quality side this lot.

    26th min Light rain falling here now. Misty rain you might say. Or a drizzle. Norman away! Titans getting picked apart like a carcass and almost another one ffor Brisbane! Copley over but the pass was forward ffrom Reed, who is also available to build brick letterboxes after training most days. Broncos lead 16-0.

    24th min Parker stares down at his questionable tattoo, stalks the ball and drills it through the posts. Let's make that 16-0 to the Broncos. For Titans fans, the good news is I'm hearing your side is just getting out of the bus and should be here any moment. I'll let you know when they arrive.

    21st min Brisbane all over the Titans like the good old cheap suit at the moment. Very one-sided contest at this stage and a re-start here from the Gold Coast. Brisbane dominating the ruck and just about everything else. Even Ben Hannant throwing short balls like a five-eighth. He's in great nick at the moment. Broncos lead 10-0. Actually, make that 14-0. TRY to McCullough. Soft like melted chocolate, the Titans.

    17th min Scandal - Parker misses the kick. Score remains 10-0 to the Broncos. They are playing brilliantly as a unit at the moment. Just purring along under Anthony Griffin. Remember that Lockyer guy? Rubbish.

    13th min That's a bad mistake from Dominique Peyroux. Ran off the hip of the dummy half and dropped it cold. I was going to start calling him "The Human Highlight Film", after Atlanta Hawks dunking machine and flat-top exponent Dominique Wilkins, but will put that on hold. And here's TRY number two for the Broncos. Glenn again. Nique misses the tackle. That nickname was dead before it got off the ground. Maybe "The Human Unforced Error and Missed Tackle Film"? Brisbane 10 Titans 0.

    12th min Corey Parker just smashes that through the posts. I was hoping he'd toe bash it for some nostalgia but no such luck. Again, I blame the wrestle. The Titans have to wrestle with a 6-0 deficit though (I'll stop now).

    11th min Could be a try for Brisbane to Alex Glenn but it's gone upstairs. Wallace bomb and a few things to look at but that's a TRY for the Broncos. They lead 4-0 and Parker has a simple conversion.

    9th min Titans force the drop-out. Pretty decent play from them and the Brisbane defence didn't pay them enough respect I don't think. Lovely play here and Prince almost through again! That's a try-saver from Norman and now the kick is too big from Sezer. Phew for Brisbane. Encouraging from the Titans. Very GC. Still 0-0.

    7th min Titans get their first chance of the evening after a penalty helps them migrate up the park. That's a nice inside ball to Bird there. Thaiday galloped up too fast and the Broncos being stretched here.

    5th min Intercept to Scott Prince! He's away and runs, oh, about three or four metres before being caught by the Brisbane defence. Long ball from Norman was a little ambitious and Prince in fact penned a chapter of his memoirs while waiting to catch it. Titans make a boo-boo though and Brisbane attack again. It's 0-0 (blame the wrestle).

    3rd min I can only imagine the pub arguments on Bribie Island about who is their best current Broncos player. It's either Jack Reed or Matt Gillett. Must split the island in twain that one. Also, I believe Matt Gillett is no relation to Jarred Gillett, the A-League referee who found himself in a bit of a pickle on this very ground on Sunday. He was right, by the way. Brisbane attacking, by the way. And they win a penalty right on the Gold Coast line.

    1st min Brisbane kick off - still 0-0. Why don't the stop the wrestle and speed this game up?

    7.35pm Jump on the live coverage of Sea Eagles-Manly with the bearded Ben Coady to keep track of the Sydney game. For the record, I can also grow a beard but was bullied into shaving for my outdated headshot, which was once described by a photographic type as too "bland" to promote. Hard to argue, really.

    Preamble Top of the evening to you sports fans. I'd love to say it's a beautiful night in Brisbane, so I will, although it's been raining on and off today and I think things will get a little slippery out there tonight. I can remember a time not that long ago when we used to have to use the leftover water from the washing machine for our cups of tea. These days, it never seems to stop raining. Excellent for my newly planted leafy vegetables, poor for running rugby league.

    Teams are as per program tonight, so if you look above at our nifty match centre (if you are on mobile, switch to full site) you'll see the rival squads. Brisbane heavy favourites and deservedly so, given they've dropped just a single game this season and are on a five-game tear. The catch is, the Titans beat Manly at Brookvale last time out of the gates and after covering their games against the Roosters and Bulldogs, I can non-exclusively reveal they aren't playing terrible football. Could be closer than you think tonight. A few things to think about...

    • Aidan Sezer - needs to prove his ripper against the Sea Eagles wasn't due to a tear in the space-time continuum. Have the Titans found a post-Mat Rogers number six at last?
    • Peter Wallace returns from a groin injury. I think he deserves to play for NSW but suspect he's not much hope. Having a great season though - good match-up with Scott Prince.
    • Brisbane get much more from their bench in Hunt, McGuire, Gillett and Lui. The Titans are stacked with big men, which may not be ideal against little men or fringe attackers like Gillett in wet weather.

    2 comments so far

    • What do you mean 'not one of the great rugby league rivalries'?? How many times have gold coast teams (titans and pre titans) been struggling only to turn up against the broncos and play out of thier skins! Not onight obviously, but many times in the past a struggling gold coast have given a classy broncos side more than a run for thier money. Do you know that the biggest crowd for a broncos game was V gold coast seagulls in the early 90's, some 55000+ turned up to watch defending premiers play cellar dwellars! Sounds like something a southerner would say, especially one of those that believes that great rivalries can only exist in Sydney...

      Commenter
      Matt
      Location
      Brisvegas
      Date and time
      April 27, 2012, 9:22PM
      • relax. you love this too much. It's a fixture.

        Commenter
        Oxen
        Location
        Sydney
        Date and time
        April 27, 2012, 10:06PM

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    Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
    MAN 14 vs SOU 12 Report Stats
    BRI 16 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
    Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
    NZW 12 vs STG 31 Report Stats
    MEL 18 vs PEN 17 Report Stats
    SYD 56 vs PAR 4 Report Stats
    Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
    GCT 12 vs WES 42 Report Stats
    NEW 20 vs CAN 26 Report Stats
    Mon, 17 MarTimes shown AEDT
    BUL 42 vs CRO 4 Report Stats
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    Round 3
    Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
    WES 25 vs SOU 16 Report Stats
    BRI 26 vs SYD 30 Report Stats
    Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
    PEN 18 vs BUL 16 Report Stats
    CRO 12 vs STG 14 Report Stats
    NQL 16 vs NZW 20 Report Stats
    Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
    MAN 22 vs PAR 18 Report Stats
    CAN 12 vs GCT 24 Stats
    Mon, 24 MarTimes shown AEDT
    MEL 28 vs NEW 20 Report Stats
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    Round 4
    Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
    SYD vs MAN 8 Report Stats
    STG 20 vs BRI 36 Report Stats
    Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
    NZW 42 vs WES 18 Report Stats
    PAR 32 vs PEN 16 Report Stats
    BUL 40 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
    Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
    SOU 18 vs CAN 30 Report Stats
    NEW 30 vs CRO Report Stats
    Mon, 31 MarTimes shown AEDT
    GCT 13 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
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    Round 5
    Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
    SYD 8 vs BUL 9 Report Stats
    BRI 18 vs PAR 25 Report Stats
    Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
    CRO 37 vs NZW 6 Report Stats
    PEN 12 vs CAN 6 Report Stats
    STG 6 vs SOU 26 Report Stats
    Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
    MEL 26 vs GCT 28 Report Stats
    WES 34 vs MAN 18 Report Stats
    Mon, 07 AprTimes shown AEST
    NQL 28 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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    Round 6
    Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
    PEN 2 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
    GCT 12 vs BRI 8 Report Stats
    Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
    CAN 12 vs NEW 26 Report Stats
    PAR 14 vs SYD 12 Report Stats
    WES 16 vs NQL 4 Report Stats
    Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
    NZW 20 vs BUL 21 Report Stats
    MAN 24 vs CRO 4 Report Stats
    Mon, 14 AprTimes shown AEST
    MEL 28 vs STG 24 Report Stats
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    Round 7
    Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
    SOU 14 vs BUL 15 Report Stats
    NEW 6 vs BRI 32 Report Stats
    MAN 26 vs NQL 21 Report Stats
    Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
    STG 20 vs NZW 10 Report Stats
    CRO 18 vs SYD 24 Report Stats
    Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
    CAN 24 vs MEL 22 Report Stats
    Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
    PAR 18 vs WES 21 Report Stats
    PEN 14 vs GCT 12 Report Stats
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    Round 8
    Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
    STG 14 vs SYD 34 Report Stats
    MEL 10 vs NZW 16 Report Stats
    BRI 26 vs SOU 28 Report Stats
    Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
    CRO 24 vs PEN 20 Report Stats
    NQL 42 vs PAR 14 Report Stats
    BUL 16 vs NEW 12 Report Stats
    Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
    MAN 54 vs CAN 18 Report Report Stats
    WES 6 vs GCT 22 Report Stats
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    Round 9
    Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
    SYD 30 vs WES 6 Report Stats
    NQL 27 vs BRI 14 Report Stats
    Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
    NZW 54 vs CAN 12 Report Stats
    GCT 18 vs SOU 40 Report Stats
    MEL 22 vs MAN 19 Report Stats
    Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
    NEW 10 vs PEN 32 Report Stats
    STG 6 vs BUL 38 Report Stats
    Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
    PAR 42 vs CRO 24 Report Stats
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    Round 10
    Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
    SOU 14 vs MEL 27 Report Stats
    BRI 22 vs GCT 8 Report Stats
    Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
    PAR 36 vs STG Report Stats
    CRO 20 vs WES 22 Report Stats
    NQL 42 vs SYD 10 Report Stats
    Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
    CAN 20 vs PEN 26 Report Stats
    BUL 16 vs NZW 12 Report Stats
    Mon, 19 MayTimes shown AEST
    MAN 15 vs NEW 14 Report Stats
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    Round 11
    Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
    BUL 12 vs SYD 32 Report Stats
    Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
    GCT 16 vs NZW 24 Report Stats
    WES 14 vs BRI 16 Report Stats
    Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
    CAN 42 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
    Mon, 26 MayTimes shown AEST
    CRO vs SOU 18 Report Stats
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    Round 12
    Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
    PEN 38 vs PAR 12 Report Stats
    Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
    SYD 26 vs CAN 12 Report Stats
    NQL 22 vs MEL Report Stats
    Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
    NZW 38 vs NEW 18 Report Stats
    BRI 36 vs MAN 10 Report Stats
    Mon, 02 JunTimes shown AEST
    SOU 29 vs STG 10 Report Stats
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    Round 13
    Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
    MAN 32 vs BUL 10 Report Stats
    PAR 18 vs NQL 16 Report Stats
    Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
    GCT 14 vs PEN 36 Report Stats
    STG 30 vs CRO Report Stats
    SOU 34 vs NZW 18 Report Stats
    Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
    NEW 20 vs WES 23 Report Stats
    MEL 12 vs SYD 32 Report Stats
    Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
    CAN 4 vs BRI 28 Stats
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    Round 14
    Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
    SOU 32 vs WES 10 Report Stats
    Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
    PEN 18 vs STG 14 Report Stats
    SYD 29 vs NEW 12 Report Stats
    Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
    BUL 12 vs PAR 22 Report Stats
    Mon, 16 JunTimes shown AEST
    GCT 20 vs MEL 24 Report Stats
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    Round 15
    Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
    CAN 14 vs BUL 22 Report Stats
    Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
    NZW 19 vs BRI 10 Report Stats
    CRO vs MAN 26 Report Stats
    Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
    MEL 46 vs PAR 20 Report Stats
    GCT 18 vs STG 19 Report Stats
    Mon, 23 JunTimes shown AEST
    NEW 36 vs NQL 28 Report Stats
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    Round 16
    Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
    MAN 24 vs SYD 16 Report Stats
    BRI 22 vs CRO 24 Report Stats
    Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
    WES 19 vs CAN 18 Report Report Stats
    NQL 20 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
    Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
    NZW 30 vs PEN 20 Report Stats
    PAR 10 vs NEW 16 Report Stats
    Mon, 30 JunTimes shown AEST
    STG 24 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
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    Round 17
    Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
    BUL 23 vs MAN 16 Report Stats
    Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
    STG 27 vs NQL 24 Report Stats
    SYD 28 vs CRO 30 Report Stats
    Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
    WES 10 vs PEN 26 Report Stats
    Mon, 07 JulTimes shown AEST
    SOU 10 vs GCT 14 Report Stats
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    Round 18
    Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
    MAN 40 vs WES 8 Report Stats
    Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
    NZW 48 vs PAR Report Stats
    MEL 4 vs BUL 6 Report Stats
    Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
    GCT 20 vs CAN 36 Report Stats
    CRO 18 vs NEW 31 Report Stats
    Mon, 14 JulTimes shown AEST
    PEN 35 vs BRI 34 Report Stats
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    Round 19
    Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
    CRO 18 vs NQL 36 Report Stats
    PAR 12 vs SOU 32 Report Stats
    Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
    SYD 32 vs PEN 12 Report Stats
    MEL 28 vs CAN 14 Report Stats
    BRI 28 vs NZW 22 Report Stats
    Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
    NEW 8 vs GCT 22 Report Stats
    WES 46 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
    Mon, 21 JulTimes shown AEST
    STG 12 vs MAN 21 Report Stats
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    Round 20
    Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
    NEW 16 vs SYD 12 Report Stats
    BRI 8 vs MEL 30 Stats
    Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
    PEN 16 vs CRO 18 Report Stats
    GCT 18 vs PAR 24 Stats
    BUL 12 vs NQL 20 Report Stats
    Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
    NZW 12 vs MAN 22 Report Stats
    WES 12 vs STG 28 Stats
    Mon, 28 JulTimes shown AEST
    CAN 18 vs SOU 34 Stats
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    Round 21
    Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
    MAN 16 vs BRI 4 Report Stats
    BUL 16 vs PEN 22 Stats
    Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
    CRO 12 vs PAR 32 Report Stats
    NQL 28 vs GCT 8 Stats
    SYD 30 vs STG 22 Stats
    Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
    CAN 18 vs NZW 54 Stats
    SOU 50 vs NEW 10 Stats
    Mon, 04 AugTimes shown AEST
    WES 6 vs MEL 28 Stats
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    Round 22
    Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
    SOU 23 vs MAN 4 Report Stats
    BRI 41 vs BUL 10 Report Stats
    Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
    NEW 32 vs MEL 30 Report Stats
    NQL 64 vs WES 6 Report Stats
    PAR 18 vs CAN 10 Report Stats
    Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
    NZW 16 vs CRO 12 Report Stats
    STG 4 vs PEN 16 Stats
    Mon, 11 AugTimes shown AEST
    SYD 26 vs GCT 18 Report Stats
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    Round 23
    Thu, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
    SOU 42 vs BRI 16 Report Stats
    Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
    PAR 16 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
    Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
    CAN 16 vs STG 34 Report Stats
    MEL 48 vs CRO 6 Report Stats
    WES 4 vs SYD 48 Report Stats
    Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
    NEW 28 vs NZW 22 Report Stats
    GCT 12 vs MAN 15 Report Stats
    Mon, 18 AugTimes shown AEST
    PEN 23 vs NQL 22 Report Stats
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    Round 24
    Thu, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
    BUL 30 vs WES 10 Stats
    Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
    PAR 22 vs MAN 12 Report Stats
    Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
    BRI 48 vs NEW 6 Report Stats
    SOU 10 vs NQL 22 Report Stats
    Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
    NZW 12 vs SYD 46 Report Stats
    CRO 12 vs CAN 22 Stats
    STG 34 vs GCT 6 Stats
    Mon, 25 AugTimes shown AEST
    PEN 10 vs MEL 24 Stats
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    Round 25
    Thu, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
    BUL 14 vs SOU 21 Stats
    Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
    BRI 30 vs STG 22 Stats
    Sat, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
    NEW 42 vs PAR 12 Stats
    CAN 27 vs WES 12 Stats
    SYD 24 vs MEL 12 Stats
    Sun, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
    NZW 42 vs GCT Stats
    MAN 26 vs PEN 25 Stats
    Mon, 01 SepTimes shown AEST
    NQL 20 vs CRO 19 Stats
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    Round 26
    Thu, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
    SYD 22 vs SOU 18 Stats
    Fri, 05 SepTimes shown AEST
    MEL 22 vs BRI 12 Stats
    Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
    WES 26 vs CRO 10 Report Stats
    CAN 33 vs PAR 20 Stats
    NQL 30 vs MAN 16 Report Stats
    Sun, 07 SepTimes shown AEST
    NEW 40 vs STG 10 Report Stats
    GCT 19 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
    PEN 22 vs NZW 6 Stats
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    Finals Week 1
    Fri, 12 SepTimes shown AEST
    MAN 24 vs SOU 40 Report Stats
    Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
    SYD 18 vs PEN 19 Report Stats
    NQL 32 vs BRI 20 Report Stats
    Sun, 14 SepTimes shown AEST
    MEL 4 vs BUL 28 Report Stats
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    Finals Week 2
    Fri, 19 SepTimes shown AEST
    SYD 31 vs NQL 30 Report Stats
    Sat, 20 SepTimes shown AEST
    MAN 17 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
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    Preliminary Finals
    Fri, 26 SepTimes shown AEST
    SOU 32 vs SYD 22 Report Stats
    Sat, 27 SepTimes shown AEST
    PEN 12 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
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    Grand Final
    Sun, 05 OctTimes shown AEDT
    SOU 30 vs BUL 6 Report Stats
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    NRL Premiership - 2014 Ladder
    Overall standings
    Team P W L D +/- Pts
    Sydney Roosters 24 16 8 0 230 36
    Manly 24 16 8 0 103 36
    South Sydney 24 15 9 0 224 34
    Penrith 24 15 9 0 80 34
    North Queensland 24 14 10 0 190 32
    Melbourne 24 14 10 0 76 32
    Canterbury-Bankstown 24 13 11 0 7 30
    Brisbane 24 12 12 0 93 28
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