Rights and Wrongs – Round 1

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Wrong: Second-Half Shutdown

Centre Jordan Kahu opened up the scoring just 14 minutes into the game so we all expected to see plenty of points in this contest. That all changed in the second half as the points dried up and neither team could cross the line. Well technically, both Corey Oates and Michael Jennings crossed the white stripe, but both tries were disallowed. So the only second-half points went to Anthony Milford with a plucky field goal with a few minutes left to put the Broncos more than two converted tries ahead.

 

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Right: Defence

There was no question – defence won Brisbane the game. Fullback Darius Boyd put his body on the line copping a knee to the head from Brad Takairangi while Jordan Kahu was defusing bombs from all angles. Hooker Andrew McCullough, new solo skipper Corey Parker and backrower Matt Gillett all put in their fair share too racking up over 30 tackles each.

 

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Wrong: Kahu's Injury

JK scored the first try of the 2016 NRL Season early in the game with ease, which was a great sight for Broncos members and fans. Although a ‘not so great sight’ at the 38th minute mark was Kahu sitting on the sidelines when word came through that he would be out for up to four weeks with a quad injury. Fingers crossed ‘JK’ can come back earlier as fellow centre Jack Reed hasn’t been confirmed to return back to the side yet at this point in time.

 

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Right: The Bunker

The bunker was right for so many reasons. First of all, the game felt faster due to the speed of the replays and final decisions, plus the fact we could see multiple angles all at once. Secondly, it allowed us to understand why the referees were making the decisions they were making – like in the case of the Jennings double movement call. During this we heard the referees discuss the matter at length before making their decision. Thirdly, there was next to no ‘debate’ after the game about any of the calls on the field which takes the focus off the referees and puts it back on the game itself.

 

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Wrong: Goal Kicking

Conversions are crucial in tight games so Brisbane would feel somewhat relieved this game wasn’t exactly a close contest. The Broncos’ primary kicker Corey Parker only converted one of his four attempts at goal, and even the successful kick deflected off the upright. It wasn’t his best night with the boot but you can be sure he will be focusing on improving that for the next game V Warriors at Suncorp Stadium next Friday night 11 March.

 

Rights and Wrongs - Round 1

Right: Defused The Danger Men

The Eels’ left side combination of Jennings and Radradra are a ‘deadly duo’ that any opposition defender would dread facing - this didn’t matter to Brisbane. Semi Radradra ranked 1st in the NRL for line breaks and tries in the 2015 Season, but on Thursday night he didn’t make either one - although it wasn’t from a lack of trying. Jennings was rather quiet too only making 81 metres from 11 runs on the night so the Broncos did really well to keep them both at bay.

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