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16 unanswered points enough to overcome Sharks
by Chris Cox
Sunday April 24, 2005

There's an old saying about beating the Sharks in the park in the dark. It's not easy. And it wasn't tonight, but the Brisbane Broncos showed tremendous guts, courage and patience to overcome Cronulla 16-12 at Toyota Park.

The Sharks bolted to a 12-0 lead after just 20 minutes, but the Broncos fought back to level early in the second half. When big Brad Thorn crashed over with 15 minutes to go the Broncos had hit the front for the first time.

However, Sam Thaiday and Brent Tate suffered what looked serious shoulder injuries within a short period of time, and that left the Broncos defending their lead with just two players on the bench for the final 10 minutes.

ANZAC victory comes at a price
by Chris Cox
Friday April 22, 2005

Australia has scored a convincing 32-16 win over New Zealand in the ANZAC Test at a packed Suncorp Stadium, however the news wasn't all good for the Broncos with Tonie Carroll and Shaun Berrigan in doubt for tomorrow night's top of the table NRL clash with the Sharks.

Carroll sustained a rib injury while Berrigan suffered a nasty head cut after an accidental knee in a tackle during a scrappy second half. Skipper Darren Lockyer also rolled an ankle but ran out the pain and should be fit for the Sharks game.

Three-try blitz sinks Dragons
by Chris Cox
Sunday April 17, 2005

A three-try blitz in the space of 10 minutes midway through the second half handed the Broncos a valuable 34-24 win over St George-Illawarra at WIN Stadium today.

The Broncos twice came from behind after trailing 12-0 midway through the first half before hitting the lead 14-12 at the break, and then surrendering the lead early in the second half with a try to Shaun Timmins.

Shaun Berrigan's strong try in the 54th minute sparked a Broncos blitz that ultimately proved the match winning spell.

Four Broncos to take on Kiwis
by Chris Cox
Sunday April 17, 2005

Darren Lockyer will lead the Kangaroos against New Zealand in the ANZAC Test at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night, and will have three Broncos teammates around him.

Centre Shaun Berrigan, prop Petero Civoniceva and lock Tonie Carroll have also been chosen to start as the Broncos top the representation in the 17-man side for the first Brisbane-hosted Test since 1999.

Eels shocked by blistering Broncos
by Chris Cox
Sunday April 10, 2005

The doom and gloom of last Saturday's debacle in Melbourne seemed a distant memory as the Broncos annihilated Parramatta 54-14 at Suncorp Stadium.

On a warm afternoon following several days of rain, the Broncos had the 25000 fans on their feet at half time going to the break 42-0 ahead, beating the clock at more than a point per minute.

The Broncos' 7 first half tries were brilliant to watch, and all but two were started from around the halfway mark. Parramatta trudged off the field shellshocked and never recovered.

Don't write off bewildered Broncos
by Simon Roberts
Sunday April 3, 2005

Last night spelt the most embarrassing moment in the history of the most successful team of the modern era, but one can’t help to refer to the 18 years of that proud tradition and assume the Brisbane Broncos will bounce back and buck the mediocrity of their latest performance.

With Wayne Bennett at the helm of the Broncos, the undulating performance patterns of the NRL competition, and the fact we’re only at a very early stage in a long and gruelling season, the Brisbane Broncos will be back. If I remember correctly it was only 48 hours ago that the Broncos were touted as premiership favourites from some punters after their 8 tries to 4 drubbing of the Sydney Roosters.

Storm destroy disgraceful Broncos
by Chris Cox
Sunday April 3, 2005

The Brisbane Broncos have suffered their worst defeat in their 17-year history, going down 50-4 to a red hot Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park. The Storm scored 10 tries to 1 - and the Broncos' try came from a Storm gimme - completely embarrassing the visitors.

The carnage started in just the second minute when Matt King retrieved a Matt Orford bomb out wide. Darren Lockyer levelled minutes later when Billy Slater inexplicably offloaded to him after a kick return, allowing the Broncos' skipper to score untouched and level at 4-4.

From then on, it was all the Storm. Matt Geyer scored after a brilliant Matt Orford cut out pass; Matt King latched onto a great Ryan Hoffman offload and palmed off a hapless Karmichael Hunt to score a 60 metre try; Hoffman presented Geyer with his second try with a round-the-corner pass and then Slater crossed untouched for the Storm to lead 24-4 at half time.

Parker faces Storm
by Chris Cox
Tuesday March 29, 2005

Queensland State of Origin forward, Corey Parker, is set to return to the starting side when the Brisbane Broncos clash with Melbourne Storm at Olympic Park this Saturday night.

Parker, who missed last week's win over the Sydney Roosters with a shoulder injury suffered in round 2, shifts Dane Carlaw back to the bench. Neale Wyatt drops out of the squad.

Australian Test forward, Tonie Carroll, is still unavailable with a knee injury but is expected back for the Eels game at Suncorp Stadium on April 10. Neville Costigan will also be available for the Eels after returning from suspension for a dangerous throw during the first round of the Queensland Cup.

Brilliant Broncos run Roosters ragged
by Chris Cox
Saturday March 26, 2005

The Brisbane Broncos put last week's poor showing against the New Zealand Warriors behind them with a commanding 40-22 win over Sydney Roosters at Aussie Stadium. After several seasons struggling to put points on quality sides, the Broncos racked up eight tries to four in a sensational display of skill and speed.

After leading 14-0 going into the break, the Broncos allowed the Roosters back into the contest with tries to Anthony Minichiello and Iosia Soliola either side of half time reducing the lead to just 2 points.

However, skipper Darren Lockyer took control, and teenage wing sensation Leon Bott finally had a chance to show off his speed with a blistering 50 metre dash in which he beat four defenders untouched to score out wide.

Civoniceva back for Roosters
by Chris Cox
Tuesday March 22, 2005

Broncos' international front rower, Petero Civoniceva has been chosen to start against Sydney Roosters at Aussie Stadium on Good Friday. Civoniceva missed last week's 24-12 loss to the Warriors due to a knee injury suffered in the season opener against the Cowboys.

Civoniceva's return pushes Sam Thaiday, who impressed against the Warriors, back to the interchange bench.

Brad Thorn retains his starting spot in the back row after a strong performance last week with Tonie Carroll still at least a week away from returning from injury.

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