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 Brisbane Broncos
Next Game: The Season has finished
Origin wreaks havoc with NRL contenders
28 May 2017
Top four heavyweights Brisbane and the Sydney Roosters, without a combined 12 State of Origin stars, both suffered defeats in round 12.

The series hasn't even begun but State of Origin has already taken its toll on the NRL competition, with two title heavyweights missing their chance at moving into the top two.

A day after a depleted Brisbane failed to consolidate second spot, the Sydney Roosters missed their five Origin stars in a thrilling 24-16 loss to Canberra on Sunday.

The loss means the Roosters fall out of the top four for the second time this season, allowing St George Illawarra to move into fourth spot on points differential after enjoying the bye.

A weakened Cronulla were the only team inside the top quarter of the ladder to enjoy a win after skipper Paul Gallen inspired his team to a 9-8 comeback victory over Canterbury on Saturday.

However they are still two points behind competition leaders Melbourne, who also got a week off.

Roosters coach Trent Robinson said the Sharks showed how to win through the Origin period.

"This is a really important period to be a really good team. But to be the best team, you've still got to go and win those games," Robinson said after the loss to the Raiders.

"What Cronulla did last night, that was really impressive. To go and win that game against Canterbury like they did, that was really impressive. We almost did it today.

"I feel like we're a good team and a good club to show what we did today, but we're still striving for that. If we want to be the best, we probably could've finished that off. That's our target still."

Eighteen of the 34 players named to play in Wednesday's Origin opener come from teams that entered round 12 inside the top four - seven of which came from the Broncos.

And that heavy representation certainly told, with Shaun Johnson and the enigmatic Warriors taking full of advantage of the baby Broncos to score a sorely needed 28-10 win.

The result came in a week when Broncos coach Wayne Bennett wanted five-eighth Anthony Milford to play against the Warriors if he wasn't picked in the Maroons' starting line-up.

He was eventually selected at five-eighth, with 18th man Johnathan Thurston later ruled out with a shoulder injury.

The Sharks have provided four players to the interstate series, but found a lift from former Blues skipper Gallen, who produced two moments of brilliance to set up a one-point win.

The Bulldogs had lost three of their own to Origin duty, and weren't helped by the early loss of captain James Graham to a neck injury midway through the first half.

In the only other match of the shortened round, South Sydney turned in arguably their worst first half of the season to surrender to a 22-16 defeat to a Mitchell Moses-led Parramatta.


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Last Game: The Broncos won against the North Queensland Cowboys 38 - 12 at ANZ Stadium, Australia (5133 days ago)  game results here
 Brisbane Broncos Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 15 
    Away Wins 14 
 Home Games 11 
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 53 
 Total Goals: 49 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 696 
 Total Points Against: 511 
 Leagues the Brisbane Broncos are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1997 Visa World Club Challenge, 1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Allan Langer, Andrew Gee, Ashley Harrison, Brad Meyers, Brent Tate, Carl Webb, Chris Walker, Corey Parker, Dane Carlaw, Darren Lockyer, Gordon Tallis, Lote Tuqiri, Michael Devere, Peter Civoniceva, Phillip Lee, Shane Walker, Shane Webke, Shaun Berrigan, Steve Irwin, Stuart Kelly,

 Players in 2001
Ben Ikin, Bradley Meyers, Casey McGuire, Damon Keating, Darren Burns, Justin Hodges, Kevin Walters, Luke Priddis, Mark Corvo, Michael Ryan, Scott Prince, Wendell Sailor,

 Players in 2000
Ben Walker, Brad Thorn, Kerrod Walters, Kevin Campion, Tonie Carroll,

 Players in 1999
John Plath, Michael Hancock, Peter Ryan, Steve Renouf,
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Last Results

Sunday, 11 May, 2003
Brisbane 38
Cowboys 12


Sunday, 4 May, 2003
Brisbane 38
Wests Tigers 6


Friday, 25 Apr, 2003
Brisbane 20
Parramatta 14


Friday, 18 Apr, 2003
Sydney City 27
Brisbane 20


Sunday, 13 Apr, 2003
Warriors 32
Brisbane 12


Saturday, 5 Apr, 2003
Brisbane 32
Cowboys 24


Sunday, 30 Mar, 2003
Brisbane 30
Sharks 4


Sunday, 23 Mar, 2003
Brisbane 22
South Sydney 20


Sunday, 16 Mar, 2003
Brisbane 24
Penrith 20


Saturday, 28 Sep, 2002
Sydney City 16
Brisbane 12


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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