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Yeah I agree… you can tell from Johns’s commentary why he was such an amazing player. He sees the game in ways no one else does. Obviously not the most natural speaker but he constantly points things out that I’d never have seen on my own.

Gould's commentary was the real travesty

That’s really cool that someone put that together. Really highlights how miserable the Nine commentators can sound sometimes.

Gould's commentary was the real travesty

Great to hear someone of Brian Smith’s stature calling commentary teams to account. They are on the frontline when it comes to promoting rugby league and too many of them use their position to simply run the game down and vent their frustrations.

SMITHY: Ennis's antics not enough for the Dogs

Hate’s too strong a word. Don’t know the bloke personally. But I have disliked him as a coach ever since his Cronulla days because of his habit of shifting blame. Referees, players, media, administration – everyone has copped it. Watch his press conferences over the years and they’ll play like a broken record.

Everybody hates Ricky, but why?

FULL-TIME: Raiders 4 – Broncos 28

Comprehensive in the end for the Broncos. Two very different halves of football but the Broncos managed to win them both. The first was a real arm wrestle without a single penalty given, but Brisbane managed to win the battle for territory and capitalised with a couple of tries to in-form winger Dale Copley.

The second half was a much different affair – scrappy at times, tempers flaring and 11 penalties blown. It was played much more heavily in each side’s 20m and it was the Broncos who took their chances.

The Raiders did a lot of things right but they really lack that killer instinct in the opposition’s 20m. They got caught on the last tackle on more than one occasion, their short kicking game wasn’t all that accurate, and they generally failed to trouble the Broncos’ defence despite building up a fair bit of pressure from the 60 minute mark onwards.

Huge games from McGuire and Parker up front for the Broncos, and I thought Hunt and Hoffman controlled the game well on the back of that. Hunt in particular continued his strong form and, as we found out tonight, has been rewarded with a place in the Queensland Origin side for Game 2. Jack Reed should also be singled out for his defensive effort on Jack Wighton tonight – Wighton is dangerous in attack but Reed had his number every time.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

FULL TIME: Raiders 4 – Broncos 28

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 28

79′ So it’s all a bit ugly for the Raiders in the end, Shillington was showing some frustration in the earlier scrum and he’s fallen blind for a dummy there by Glenn.

CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL from Hunt.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 26

78′ TRY BRONCOS! Glenn picks the ball up at dummy half, dummies and strolls across untouched to score beneath the posts!

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 22

77′ Double knock-on as Shillington gets a hand to a pass and then Copley loses it. Broncos to feed the scrum 45m out from Canberra’s line, can they get a late one?

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 22

75′ Forward pass from Campese to Vaughan called – looked flat, bit of a tough call there, but the Raiders really haven’t troubled the Broncos’ defence much at all tonight.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 22

74′ Mistake by Lowrie in the play-the-ball and Canberra will feed the scrum just inside Brisbane’s half, but there’s not enough time left on the clock here.

Papalii limping off here… looks in a bit of trouble, another concern for Queensland?

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 22

73′ CONVERSION UNSUCCESSFUL by Parker.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 22

72′ TRY BRONCOS! Barba dummies, breaks through and scores!

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 18

71′ Cornish makes a half-break and looks for a support player but finds a Bronco! Brisbane on the attack 20m out from Canberra’s line…

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 18

70′ CONVERSION UNSUCCESSFUL by Croker! Shocker from just beside the posts – wow, he nails 90% of them from the sideline and misses that one!

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 4 – Broncos 18

69′ TRY RAIDERS! They finally crack them, White gets an off-load and Fensom capitalises to score!

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

69′ Time off here as McCrone has a head clash with his own player and is down… Thaiday runs up to McCrone and yells at him to stand up! Might have thought McCrone was playing for a penalty but not a good look by Sam there…

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LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

68′ Another penalty conceded by Brisbane, this time a cannonball by Thaiday… but Canberra still cannot crack them…

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

68′ Croker grubbers on the last and chases through to tackle Barba in-goal – however we’re going back for a late hit by McGuire on Milford. Penalty called, McGuire on report for the second time tonight.

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LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

66′ Settler by McCullough as he rockets the ball towards the sideline and finds touch on Canberra’s 20m line.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

65′ Shillington runs a good line and almost breaks through off an inside ball but a brilliant legs tackle by McGuire saves the day – he off-loads to keep the play alive but White knocks the ball on and the Raiders remain on duck egg.

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

64′ High shot by Hunt on White and the Raiders win another penalty. Six again 10m out…

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

63′ Canberra getting on top here in terms of territory, getting on a roll on in attack and Croker wins a penalty for his side. They’ll start their set from Brisbane’s 40m…

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

62′ So Reed has done a big job in defence on Wighton tonight but he’s leaving the field now for a concussion test – can the Raiders take advantage of the reshuffled left-side Broncos defence?

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

LIVE SCORE: Raiders 0 – Broncos 18

62′ Reed has rushed up to tackle Wighton and has come out of it worse for wear, it was a head clash and Reed got the worse of it. Time is off here…

Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

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