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 Brisbane Broncos
Next Game: The Season has finished
Boyd injury costly in finals, says Bennett
23 Sep 2017
Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says a fit Darius Boyd may have proven the difference to their NRL finals charge after being thrashed by Melbourne.

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett says the late-season injury to Darius Boyd had echoes of Allan Langer during the Bronco's 2002 finals campaign.

The Broncos' gamble playing the skipper failed to pay dividends at AAMI Park as they fell 30-0 in their preliminary final to Melbourne to bow out of the finals race.

Boyd, who injured his hamstring in the final round and missed their opening two finals, looked restricted from the opening whistle.

He couldn't lay a hand on lightning Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr as he stepped in and around him to score a crucial try just before halftime.

The fullback also carried a heavy emotional weight after losing his grandmother this week.

Boyd admitted after the game that the injury "wasn't 100 per cent" but said it was good enough to play.

Bennett said a full-strength Boyd may have made the difference and recalled Langer's broken thumb in 2002 also hampering their finals charge.

The Broncos also crashed out in the grand final qualifier that season, losing to eventual premiers the Sydney Roosters 16-12.

"Darius would have been a different player tonight if he came into this game having played the last three or four weeks for us," Bennett said.

"I thought we would have won the grand final (in 2002) if Allan Langer hadn't broken his thumb five weeks out from the play-offs.

"When he came back in for the play-offs like Darius did he wasn't the same player he was before.

"We needed what Darius brings and what Alf brought in that era so it does have an impact."

Brisbane's other injury concern, winger Corey Oates, was backing up after he was knocked out in a sickening on-field collision during his team's semi-final win over Penrith last week.

Brisbane were adamant he passed all medical tests to be fit for the sudden-death encounter.

Oates missed a key opportunity to give his side the lead early in the first half when his opposite Suliasi Vunivalu knocked the ball from his hands as he appeared destined to score the game's opening try.

Bennett said he was happy with Oates' contribution.

"I thought he played a pretty strong game," he said.

"He had a few handling errors ... but his defence was good and he carried the ball strong."

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Last Game: The Broncos won against the North Queensland Cowboys 38 - 12 at ANZ Stadium, Australia (5251 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

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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