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    Knights vs Broncos

    NRL, 15 July, 2017

    McDonald Jones Stadium
    Fulltime - Knights 22, Broncos 34
    Knights   Broncos
    22 FINAL SCORE 34
    4 TRIES 6
    3 CONVERSION KICKS 5
    0 PENALTY GOALS 0
    0 FIELD GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Adam Gee
    Touch judges: Russell Turner & Chris Treneman
    Video Referee: Bernard Sutton

    Match result:

    The Brisbane Broncos have taken a comfortable win over likely wooden spooners the Newcastle Knights by 12 points.

    Final score
    Newcastle Knights 22
    Brisbane Broncos 34

    Match preview:

    The Brisbane Broncos face the wooden spoon favourites the Newcastle Knights this Saturday afternoon, which is guaranteed to be an interesting encounter given the long history between these two sides. Join The Roar for lives scores and a preview of the match from 5:30pm AEST

    The Broncos are beginning to fade and stumble with sides looking to pass them on the ladder during this second half of the NRL competition.

    Coming of the bye, Brisbane need to improve on recent performances and despite an away win in Canberra, have leaked points and lacked their usual conviction and flair in recent weeks.

    Their last game against the Storm was simply embarrassing, clearly showing the gap in quality between the two title contenders at this current time in the competition.

    However, Brisbane have a habit of regaining form after the Origin period as players refocus on their club roles and beginning pushing for a top 8 finish come the end of the season.

    Ben Hunt, Matt Gillett and more return to the club this week as the Broncos look to overcome a Knights side which has struggled throughout the year.

    The Newcastle outfit have been a shambles off and on the field and despite some spirited performances, are rock bottom after 16 rounds.

    To add insult to injury, the Knights enter this match in terrible form, losing all of their past five games and struggling to gather wins so far this season.

    Prediction
    The well-rested Broncos should be confident coming into this match, despite recent form. Their origin players will have gained confidence from the midweek result at Suncorp Stadium and will look to solidify their top 8 position in Newcastle this weekend.

    Broncos by 14

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    • Roar Guru

      7:26pm
      PNG Broncos fan88 said | 7:26pm | ! Report

      No effort to boost points differential, playing for time yet again by walking to the 79mn scrum.
      Milford inconsistent in halves because he is not a playmaker period. Marshall on, made me realize that.
      Milford needs to be at fullback, another season will be wasted unless Brisbane realize he is more potent attacking from the back.
      Was not happy with that performance, our no.9 is getting ordinary too.

      • 7:37pm
        Craig said | 7:37pm | ! Report

        I certainly wouldn’t mind him at fullback. Boyd can go into the centres for Moga when he comes back.

        • Roar Guru

          7:39pm
          Emcie said | 7:39pm | ! Report

          bloody moga…

          • 10:20am
            RM said | 10:20am | ! Report

            Yep. For all Moga’s athletic ability and the metres he gains every match, I won’t be sorry to see him go. I’ve never seen a Centre so utterly incapable of a simple draw and pass to put his winger away. He made a line break tonight and I swear he did not once look outside to where Pearson was running along side of him. Instead he looked infield while running closer to the sideline himself, completely taking the winger out of play.

            Bird for Moga next year is an absolutely massive improvement, or if the rumblings about Bird as a ball-playing lock are correct then I would think carefully about maybe shifting Boyd there.

            On that note, are any other Broncos fans a bit nonplussed about the Bird at 13 plan? It’s not that I think he couldn’t make a go of it, but why move McGuire when he has been one of our best forwards this year while playing in that position?

            • Roar Guru

              10:53am
              Emcie said | 10:53am | ! Report

              yeah, he can come up with some great plays but it always seems to be making up for an earlier costly mistake or error. But at least hes stopped forcing his own winger over the sideline with poor passes…

              I’m with you on Bird, putting him at right centre improves the team much more overall then putting him at 13. But it really comes down to the gameplan Bennett comes up with

              • 11:48am
                RM said | 11:48am | ! Report

                While Bennett has got some stick in recent years, I still think he’s coaching well and I like that he’s gone back to a fast, mobile pack of forwards and and a more attacking game plan in this second stint at the Broncos. Reminds me of the early 90’s glory years with a pack that didn’t beat anyone for size but still got the job done and just ran teams off their feet. Bird could play the Terry Matterson role as the ball-playing lock in that game plan…but still. I really like how McGuire has stepped up into the 13 jersey this year after Parker’s retirement and it would be a shame to move him.

                As an aside as long as I’m talking about the early 90’s and the small but potent Bronco’s forward pack, Alan Cann in particular holds a special place in my heart for his frequent September heroics. Excuse me while I go watch his tries in the 92 Grand Final and then his individual effort in the 93 Prelim against the Dogs…

      • 7:52pm
        Rob said | 7:52pm | ! Report

        Milf is along way off playing Origin again in my opinion. The difference between Milf and Munster is very much like the difference between QLD and NSW. All the attacking ability in the world but attention to detail is suspect especially when the going gets tough.

    • 7:21pm
      Craig said | 7:21pm | ! Report

      Pretty ordinary game and performance by the Broncos.

      Really need Hunt and Milford combination to start firing. I feel sorry for Nikorima, in nearly every game he’s played for us he this year he would have been in the top 3-4 players.

      Good game to ease Milf back in and rest Gillet and Mcguire. Looking forward to a proper charge to the finals starting now.

    • Roar Guru

      7:19pm
      Emcie said | 7:19pm | ! Report

      Knights really seemed to drop their intensity levels after half time, Broncos were patchy but got the job done. Both teams will have plenty to work on

    • Roar Guru

      7:19pm
      Samuel Ashton said | 7:19pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Newcastle Knights 22-34 Brisbane Broncos

      Brisbane do get the job done here tonight in Newcastle, as they keep their top 4 hopes alive.

      Post match analysis to come shortly

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    • Roar Guru

      7:14pm
      Samuel Ashton said | 7:14pm | ! Report

      78TH MIN: Conversion Unsuccessful

      The Broncos have managed to win here tonight. Great effort by Newcastle this game though

    • Roar Guru

      7:12pm
      Samuel Ashton said | 7:12pm | ! Report

      TRY BRISBANE

      Great play by Hunt as Pearson scores in the corner

      22-34 kick to come

    • Roar Guru

      7:10pm
      Samuel Ashton said | 7:10pm | ! Report

      74TH MIN: Knights break away but lose the ball at the end of the attack

      They may be the ball game for Brisbane

    • Roar Guru

      7:08pm
      Samuel Ashton said | 7:08pm | ! Report

      73RD MIN: Knights survive and bring the ball away here

      They need to score here if they are any chance

    • Roar Guru

      7:07pm
      Samuel Ashton said | 7:07pm | ! Report

      72ND MIN: Broncos on the attack here. A converted TRY here would seal it

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