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Broncos set ‘benchmark for effort’ despite defeat in NRL opener

Melbourne Storm 22-12 Brisbane BroncosAnthony Seibold happy with debut outing in chargeWhile they fell short on the NRL scoreboard Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold said his team’s performance in their opening round loss to Melbourne was a “benchmark for …

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Wayne Bennett ‘happy to be sacked’ by Brisbane Broncos

‘I’ve got a clear conscience,’ says new Souths coachSacking paved way for him to take over at RedfernWayne Bennett says he was “happy to be sacked” by Brisbane after beginning his reign as South Sydney’s NRL coach on Tuesday when he took charge of his …

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Wayne Bennett to consider another club if Broncos replace him

Brisbane confirm approach to Craig BellamyBennett rules out job sharing next year Wayne Bennett says he will consider coaching another NRL club if he is replaced by Craig Bellamy at Brisbane. Brisbane CEO Paul White has confirmed a discussion with Melb…

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Matthew Lodge facing NRL axe if he does not pay his victims

Brisbane Broncos player owes $1.6m after civil lawsuitContract to be ripped up unless payment plan put in placeThe NRL has ordered Matt Lodge to pay back the victims of his New York rampage and threatened to sever his contract unless he comes up with a…

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Matthew Lodge jeered on NRL return as Broncos fall to Dragons

Returning player has mixed night at Jubilee OvalBrisbane lose 34-12 to St George Illawarra Matthew Lodge’s drama-filled return to the NRL was the best thing that could happen to him, according to Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett. Lodge endured an up-and-do…

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St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos: NRL season opener – live!

Updates from the first game of 2018 at Jubilee OvalFeel free to get in touch by sending an email 10.10am GMT 43 min: An ordinary dummy half kick from Milford gifts the Dragons possession and they’re into Broncos’ territory with five up their sleeves. A…

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Matthew Lodge says he was ‘reckless’ with prescription drugs at time of attack

Returning NRL player gives first insight into 2015 arrestSays he has no recollection of ‘brutal night’ in New YorkMatt Lodge says tests after his arrest in New York showed he had mixed a “lethal dose” of sleeping pills with alcohol but the 22-year-old …

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World Club Series defeat better than an NRL trial, says Wayne Bennett

  • Warrington Wolves beat Brisbane Broncos 27-18 at Halliwell Jones Stadium
  • First time since 2012 a Super League club has won a WCS match

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett pulled no punches about Brisbane’s poor performance in their World Club Series defeat to Warrington but insists the game was perfect preparation the NRL round one clash with defending premiers Cronulla.

An almost full-strength team went down 27-18 after the Super League side dominated the first half to lead 24-6 at half-time in Warrington. The tourists were much improved after the break but unable to claw back the deficit despite tries from James Roberts and David Mead.

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Wayne Bennett backs World Club Series in face of growing Australian opposition

• England coach says his Brisbane Broncos side willing to take part
• Several NRL clubs rule out travelling to next year’s event in Britain

Wayne Bennett, the England coach, is keen for his club side Brisbane to be involved in the World Club Series, saying the Broncos would be fully behind coming to England to play in the tournament despite growing discontent from rival NRL clubs about the concept.

A number of Australian sides, including this year’s Grand Final runners-up Melbourne Storm, have said they will not come to England and play in next year’s series, with the Storm in particular against the idea of participating in what they consider to be nothing more than a friendly against Super League opposition as part of the expanded competition.

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Thurston’s Cowboys beat Broncos in thrilling extra time NRL finals win

  • North Queensland 26-20 Brisbane in Townsville
  • Johnathan Thurston inspires Cowboys to remarkable extra-time win

This time, there was no one-point thriller. But there was still no shortage of drama as a Johnathan Thurston-inspired North Queensland kept their NRL title defence on track, downing Brisbane 26-20 in extra time in Friday night’s sudden-death semi-final in Townsville.

Remarkably, the stage was set for the fourth-straight derby to be decided by a solitary point after the Cowboys locked up the scores at 20-20 in the dying moments of regulation time.

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Broncos dump Gold Coast from NRL finals after bunker controversy

  • Brisbane Broncos 44-28 Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium
  • Injury-hit Titans had two contentious bunker calls go against them

Brisbane have scored a controversial 44-28 win to dump a battered and bruised Gold Coast from the NRL finals at Suncorp Stadium. The Titans had two crucial calls from the bunker run against them and ended Friday night’s game with just two men on the bench after losing halfback Ash Taylor midway through the first half.

The Broncos will advance to meet the loser of Saturday’s qualifying final between North Queensland and Melbourne and keeps alive their hopes of making back-to-back grand finals. The Titans were gutsy to hold on as long as they did after running out to a surprise 18-16 halftime lead, however their stellar season came to an end against their southeast Queensland rivals.

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Maranta ‘worst signing I have ever seen’, says former Wallaby Greg Martin

  • Queensland Reds attacked over likely Lachlan Maranta signing
  • Martin: Wayne Bennett ‘getting rid’ of Bronco indicates ‘he’s a crap player’

Former Wallaby Greg Martin has launched a blistering attack on the Queensland Reds over their reported acquisition of NRL player Lachlan Maranta. On the same day the Super Rugby franchise announced the return of Quade Cooper, Martin slammed his former outfit, the Reds, over winger Maranta who is believed to be switching codes from the Brisbane Broncos.

“Lachie Maranta: worst signing I have ever seen in my life,” said Martin on Triple M Brisbane’s Marto and Ed Kavalee for Breakfast on Thursday. “If Wayne Bennett is prepared to get rid of his godson and his former PA’s son … if he’s prepared to get rid of him, that would indicate that he’s a crap player.”

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Dale Copley leads Sydney Roosters past his former club Brisbane Broncos

Sydney Roosters 32-16 Brisbane BroncosRoosters post just fourth win of NRL seasonFormer Brisbane centre Dale Copley gained the ultimate revenge on the Broncos, leading Sydney Roosters to a comprehensive 32-16 win over his former NRL club at Allianz Sta…

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On-form Melbourne Storm blow away dismal Brisbane Broncos

  • Brisbane Broncos 6-48 Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium
  • Suliasi Vunivalu scores hat-trick as Broncos suffer biggest home defeat

A head knock forced Brisbane’s Queensland winger Corey Oates off the field but Wayne Bennett might be nursing the biggest headache after the Broncos’ record 48-6 NRL loss to Melbourne at Suncorp Stadium.

Only days out from Queensland’s State of Origin III team being named, Oates lasted barely 20 minutes in Friday night’s Storm try-scoring blitz which included a Suliasi Vunivalu hat-trick.

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Shaun Johnson stars as Warriors bounce back with win over Broncos in NRL

  • Warriors 36-18 Brisbane Broncos
  • North Queensland 46-16 Newcastle Knights at 1300 Smiles Stadium
  • Melbourne Storm 24-6 Penrith Panthers at AAMI Park

A Shaun Johnson-inspired Warriors bounced back from a limp performance last time out in the NRL in emphatic fashion by downing Brisbane 36-18 in Auckland. Johnson was both try-scorer and creator on Saturday as the Warriors ran in seven tries to three, with winger David Fusitu’a crossing for two.

The Broncos had four of their six Queensland representatives backing up from State of Origin. The quartet included prop Josh McGuire who, in an interesting move by coach Wayne Bennett, started at hooker. Having topped the table in May, the Broncos have lost three in a row.

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Wests Tigers hand undermanned Broncos an NRL upset

Brisbane Broncos 18-19 Wests TigersWests Tigers have claimed a nail-biting 19-18 NRL victory over an undermanned Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.Led by impressive halfback Luke Brooks, the Tigers held off a furious Broncos finish to claim their first win s…

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Thurston inspires 19-18 Queensland derby win

He’s done it again.

A Johnathan Thurston field goal proved the difference as defending premiers North Queensland clinched a 19-18 NRL win over Brisbane in another grand final re-match in Townsville.

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Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys: NRL grand final replay – live!

11.33am BST

32 min: So having been well and truly on the back foot in the opening exchanges, momentum has very much swung back towards the Broncos.

Hunt goes to the sky again; no surprises he targets poor Feldt – who gets an ironic cheer from the home crowd for holding on to it! Poor lad, you’d hate to hear to voices inside his head after this opening horrorshow.

11.31am BST

30 min: Nice work through the hands and Gillett grabs his second! They go upstairs to check on a little bit of off-the-ball handbags; McCullough taking exception to some close attention he was receiving, but there’s nothing in that.

Kahu from almost the identical spot of the one he shanked, but he doesn’t repeat the mistake. Two extra added.

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Paul Gallen defends Adam Blair after Kiwi pleads guilty to chicken wing tackle

  • Brisbane player to miss one game for tackle on Kangaroo Sam Thaiday
  • Gallen stands up for Blair in wake of Gorden Tallis’ stinging criticism

An unlikely ally has emerged for Adam Blair in the wake of Gorden Tallis’ scathing attack on the New Zealand forward – Kangaroos hardman Paul Gallen.

Tallis claimed Blair was “one of the dirtiest players” after being charged for his chicken wing tackle on Kangaroo Sam Thaiday, the Kiwi enforcer’s team-mate at NRL club Brisbane.

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No ‘rats’ in Broncos ranks, says Brisbane captain Corey Parker

  • NRL star says there’s no division over a ‘rat’ at the club
  • A group of players reportedly leaked a false story to the media last week

Brisbane captain Corey Parker claims there’s no division within the NRL club following reports of an argument between players over the discovery of a ‘rat’ at the Broncos.

A group of Brisbane players reportedly planted a false story in the press last week about Matt Gillett being offered to St George Illawarra to flush out a serial leaker in the squad.

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