Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks: NRL live scores, blog

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    Broncos celebrate at fulltime from left Alex Glenn, Lagi Setu and Joel Clinton: NRL Rugby League Playoffs Round 2, Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday September 19th 2009.

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    Brisbane Vs. Cronulla

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 13 July, 2013

    Suncorp Stadium, QLD
    Cronulla 19 defeated Brisbane 18
    Brisbane Cronulla
    18 FINAL SCORE 19
    3 TRIES 3
    3/3 CONVERSION KICKS 3/3
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 1/1
     
    Top scorers:
    • Brisbane - Scott Prince 6pts (0T 3G)
    • Cronulla - Todd Carney 7pts (0T 4G)
    Important moments:
    • Cronulla took the lead at the 25 min. mark 2nd half
    • Scott Prince (Bris) scored at the 79 min. mark 2nd half
     
    Referee: Cecchin, M
    Touch judges: Beashel, N & MacFarlane, R

    The Brisbane Broncos are without their Origin stars and may once again struggle to secure a much needed win against top four aspirants the Cronulla Sharks tonight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7.45pm AEST.

    Brisbane went down 32-nil to Melbourne last week and will be wondering how they failed to register a single point against the reigning premiers given the amount of chances they had at their disposal.

    A combination of great defence from the Storm and poor handling and execution from the Broncos saw Brisbane butcher as many as six genuine try scoring opportunities last week.

    With Brisbane’s back firmly against the wall, they must find a way to bounce back against the Sharks at home.

    While the Broncos are missing the likes of Sam Thaiday, Justin Hodges, Corey Parker and Matt Gillett to Origin duty, they should still fancy their chances of upsetting Cronulla tonight.

    The Sharks are without Paul Gallen, Luke Lewis and Andrew Fifita who have all been picked to play for NSW.

    Prediction

    Fifita’s absence will hurt Cronulla upfront. The former Tigers forward tormented his old club last week, scoring two tries, including a wonderful solo effort that saw him run 50 metres to score.

    With Todd Carney still in the side however, the Sharks still possess the necessary class in attack to win tonight.

    For the Broncos to earn the two competition points, Peter Wallace, Corey Norman, Scott Prince and Josh Hoffman will all have to fire for the home side.

    If the preceding players do play well, this contest could very well go down to the wire, given that both teams are desperate for victory for vastly different reasons.

    A victory for Cronulla will see them well in the running to secure a vital top four birth while a win for Brisbane will keep their faint finals hopes alive.

    With a top four spot well within reach however, the Sharks should be favoured to play with the intensity required to secure the competition points.

    Sharks by eight.

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

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    • 11:35pm
      The eye said | 11:35pm | ! Report

      So.the first Qld cab off to mad Monday,Cowboys next..going to ba a quiet old September-October in Queeeeeensland.

    • 11:06pm
      Bring back the Bears said | 11:06pm | ! Report

      Thank God for cricket. A good alternative to watching the modern brand of rugby league

    • 9:38pm
      Renegade said | 9:38pm | ! Report

      One of if not the, best game of footy I’ve seen this year! WOW!
      Both sides left everything they had on the field, empty tanks all round – seriously who needs origin after a game like that!!

    • Roar Guru

      9:35pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:35pm | ! Report

      The Sharks have hung on against a fast finishing Brisbane here to record a one point victory. The Sharks are back inside the top four but will be disappointed to have let Brisbane score those two very late tries. They had the game comfortably in their keeping but the Broncos never gave up and nearly pulled the result out of the fire. Great effort from Brisbane without their stars but a top eight spot looks all but gone in season 2013. Thanks for your company today and join us next time for more NRL action on The Roar

      Broncos 18
      Sharks 19

    • 9:32pm
      Matt said | 9:32pm | ! Report

      FFS, another game the broncos were the better team and come up empty.

      • 9:45pm
        Renegade said | 9:45pm | ! Report

        I wouldn’t say they were the better side… It was a very even contest, both sides were brilliant which is really amazing considering how many players were out for each side.

        I feel for them though, they couldn’t have done anymore in that game…mcguire in particular was outstanding for the broncos.

        The sharks defence on their own line was incredible, great game!

    • Roar Guru

      9:32pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:32pm | ! Report

      Well what a great fightback from Brisbane. Sharks had this wrapped up. Now a very nervous last few seconds here! Prince with a kick and finds Maranta. Brisbane still alive here! Hunt with a kick and Brisbane still alive! Ball goes loose and the Sharks hold on in a fantastic game of footy! Sharks hold on!

      FULLTIME

      Broncos 18
      Sharks 19

    • 9:31pm
      Matt said | 9:31pm | ! Report

      Game over. You take 40 seconds for a kick off no? So that’s all she wrote.

    • Roar Guru

      9:31pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:31pm | ! Report

      CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL – Prince converts from outwide

      Broncos 18
      Sharks 19

    • Roar Guru

      9:30pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:30pm | ! Report

      Just under 26,000 have attended tonight. Good crowd.

      Oats has been good for Brisbane tonight. Very young star to look out for.

      TRY BRONCOS – Brisbane have produce something spectacular here. Time running out. Broncos score out wide!

      Broncos 16
      Sharks 19

    • 9:28pm
      Renegade said | 9:28pm | ! Report

      How loud have the sharks fans been tonight? You’d almost think there were more of them there tonight than broncos supporters!!

    • Roar Guru

      9:28pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:28pm | ! Report

      CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL – Prince converts

      Broncos 12
      Sharks 19

    • Roar Guru

      9:27pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 9:27pm | ! Report

      TRY BRONCOS – Well that is surely the matchwinning play from Carney. Oats however breaks through and scores for Brisbane!

      Broncos 10
      Sharks 19

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