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Brisbane Broncos' resurgence too late to knock back dominant North Queensland Cowboys

Steve Mascord North Queensland survived a bolting Brisbane Broncos second-half revival to set up an appointment next weekend with the premiers – but their gun second-rower Tariq Sims may not be there.

Jordan Kahu pitchforked into Brisbane Broncos side

Centre stage: Brisbane's Jordan Kahu.

Laine Clark In a bold move, Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has opted to thrust Jordan Kahu into his starting side for Saturday night's NRL elimination final against North Queensland in Townsville.

North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos

Cowboys backrower Jason Taumalolo.

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Only coaches can effectively encourage players to ditch the disrespect

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Roy Masters If there was one action that infuriated rugby league’s old timers more than Michael Ennis’ disrespect to Cameron Smith, it was the lack of response from the Melbourne pack.

Canterbury Bulldogs show how to win in finals football

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Phil Gould Why the Bulldogs and Roosters are the favourites for this week's final matches.

NRL's first shot clock to be tested at Auckland Nines

Reigning champions: North Queensland will face Melbourne, Penrith and South Sydney in the next tournament.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL will roadtest a shot clock for the first time in rugby league history at the Auckland Nines, with the innovation a chance of being used in premiership matches if the experiment is a success.

Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos

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Andrew Sonter The Storm and the Broncos need to win to guarantee a place in the NRL finals.

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Melbourne Storm clinch finals spot as Mahe Fonua double leaves Broncos hanging by a thread

Mahe Fonua

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm centre Mahe Fonua scored two tries as Storm beat Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on Friday night and sealed a place in the finals.

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Bullish Renouf backs Broncos to stun Cowboys

Broncos great Steve Renouf.

Phil Lutton Broncos great Steve Renouf believes Ben Hunt can lead Brisbane to its greatest triumph of the post-Bennett era and storm North Queensland's seemingly impenetrable Townsville citadel on Saturday night.

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Josh Dugan says clash with Broncos a chance to see his son

Travelling north: Josh Dugan is looking forward to catch up with his son Jaxon.

Michael Chammas For St George Illawarra's Josh Dugan, Friday night's do-or-die trip to Brisbane holds far more significance than just a potential finals berth.

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Benji Marshall on course to face Brisbane Broncos despite ankle knock

Benji Marshall.

Brad Walter Benji Marshall is confident of being fit to play in St George Illawarra's must win match against Brisbane on Friday night but the Kiwi star will rule himself out if he has any concerns about letting...

Griffin's 20-somethings now key to Broncos finals hopes

Brisbane's Alex Glenn tries to break clear of the Tigers' defence.

Phil Lutton For Anthony Griffin, like the man for whom he must make way, syrupy sentiment won't take up vast slabs of his time as he prepares to depart his current employer.

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Wes Naiqama quits Penrith Panthers for London Broncos

London-bound: Centre Wes Naiqama.

Fiji World Cup centre Wes Naiqama is leaving Penrith to join relegated Super League club London Broncos as their latest and most high-profile signing for 2015.

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Broncos v Dragons

Michael Chammas Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium, Friday 7.45pm

Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons

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Andrew Sonter Do-or-die clash as the Dragons tackle the Broncos in Brisbane.

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Ben Cummins apology to Matt Gillett for wrong call overshadows Broncos' crucial victory

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Steve Mascord Brisbane second-rower Matt Gillett said referee Ben Cummins apologised for mistakenly sending him to the sin bin at a crucial stage of the sudden-death match with St George Illawarra.

South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos to be included in expanded World Club Challenge

Souths owner Russell Crowe has been pushing for an expanded World Club Challenge.

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko Russell Crowe's vision of an expanded World Club Challenge will move a step closer to reality when South Sydney, Brisbane and a third NRL team play the top three Super League clubs in England next...

Storm v Broncos

Billy Slater in flight.

Michael Chammas Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park, Friday, 7.45pm

Billy Slater says Storm eager for Broncos challenge in match to decide finals fate

Focusing on victory: Melbourne No.1 Billy Slater.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm faces elimination from the finals race if it loses to Brisbane Broncos.

Gerard Beale wants to sink former club the Broncos

Gerard Beale is held by Dylan Walker in round 12.

Mitch Jennings After finally claiming the jersey for which he left home for two years ago, Gerard Beale is relishing a return to Brisbane with the Dragons No 1 on his back, looking to sink his former club's finals...

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