Most expected the scoreline to be much greater, but if the Dragons had not scored an impressive try right on the half time siren – this may have been such a different game.
The Broncos were full of youngsters for this game, the side barely recognizable to many – but the future of Brisbane looks OK after tonights showing.
Its the changing of the guard in the NRL, with speedy, athletic youngsters are taking over from the old stagers. The likes of Darren Lockyer, Steve Price and Nathan Cayless are all winding their careers down – as these bold kids get ready to fly the flag.
But for the Dragons, it was business as usual.
The speedbump they experienced against Melbourne was just that, a hiccup.
They were a little tentative early on, but that half time try really gave them the relief they needed. Once they got a 12 point buffer on the Broncos – they clicked into top gear and the likes of Boyd and Morris were carving it up in the backline.
For those who felt the strike power of the Saints was dodgey out wide, think again. They have the defence and attack to do more than enough damage.
The Matt Priors and Beau Scotts have become household names overnight and the Dragons given a good run with injury will be front runners this year it seems.
Wayne Bennetts Dragons will get a test next week however, they head to Skilled Park to face the in-form Titans in their cauldron. A Titans side high on confidence after their win against the Storm.
For the Broncos, things might just get better – they face the lowly ranked Sharks at home in Brisbane next weekend.