Broncos Captain Adam Reynolds Leads Comeback Win over St George Illawarra
Reynolds Orchestrate Stunning 40-18 Victory
The Broncos’ captain, Adam Reynolds, led his team to an incredible comeback win over St George Illawarra, resulting in a blockbuster “Battle for Brisbane” with the Dolphins next week. Reynolds created tries for Kotoni Staggs in both halves, landed a two-point field goal just before half-time and sealed the deal with sleight of hand that fooled the Dragons defense in the 70th minute.
Other Saturday Games: Warriors’ Victory over North Queensland and Melbourne Storm Falling to Gold Coast
The Warriors shocked North Queensland with a 26-12 victory in Townsville, while the Melbourne Storm recorded consecutive defeats after going down 38-34 to Gold Coast in Robina. Shaun Johnson played masterfully for the Warriors, orchestrating their shapes well and squaring up the Cowboys’ line for his pack. Melbourne’s Jonah Pezet was impressive in his debut game for the team, but it was not enough to secure the win for the Storm.
Haas and Carrigan Bring Broncos Home the Stronger
The Broncos won through the partnership of outstanding prop Payne Haas and Pat Carrigan, who played after having emergency dental surgery during the week. The home side scored four tries in the last 10 minutes, with fullback Reece Walsh scoring a late double and five-eighth Ezra Mam crossing the stripe. The undefeated Broncos and Dolphins will clash next Friday night at the same venue in what promises to be a clash for the ages.
Dragons Show Prowess with Young Spine Members
The performances of Dragons fullback Tyrell Sloan and five-eighth Jayden Sullivan were strong and will give the Red V the belief they have the young spine members to partner skipper Ben Hunt and challenge for the top eight. Bench forwards Josh Kerr, Zane Musgrove, and Michael Molo were also in powerhouse mode and swamped the Broncos in the first half. However, the Broncos emerged the stronger of the two sides in the second half.
Impressive Warriors End 13-Match Losing Streak in Australia
The Warriors impressed viewers with their 26-12 win over North Queensland in Townsville. The Warriors looked fit, clinical, and cohesive in both attack and defence, running away with the contest early in the second half after taking a 16-12 lead into the break. It was the Warriors forwards who did the damage, using deft short passing to unlock the host‘s defensive line.
Gold Coast Titans Benefit from Error-Riddled Melbourne Storm
An error-riddled Melbourne Storm lost their second straight match, with Gold Coast winning in oppressive heat in Robina. The Titans benefited from Storm mistakes, opening the door for Joe Vuna and Aaron Schoupp to run away for tries. Victory was crucial for a Titans side that had faded badly against St George Illawarra last week.