Broncos prove far too clinical for poor Titans

Peter Wallace

Brisbane have remained one of the competition’s front-runners, after a convincing 26-6 win over the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium yesterday.

The Broncos stellar night was made all the more brilliant, by a potential candidate for try of the year – in a move finished off by fullback Josh Hoffman, off the back of brilliant skills from young half, Corey Norman.

The game just did not turn in the Titans favour, as the Broncos took a commanding 20-0 lead at half-time, and never looked like relinquishing their strong position.

Brisbane have become somewhat of a bogey team for the Titans, with the Gold Coast based club unable to beat the Broncos in their last 6 attempts – a streak spanning back to 2009.

Things were only made worse for the ailing Titans, with interchange forward placed on report for a high tackle.

Despite the win however, Broncos captain Sam Thaiday believes his side has improvement in them – as they have failed to play an 80-minute game all season.

“There a massive amount of improvement. We’re yet to play a perfect game, that’s a hard thing to get to,” he said.

There was a near injury scare for the Broncos, with Broncos coach Anthony Griffin at one stage worried about an injury to centre Justin Hodges – before confirming that it was nothing major.

“He just hyperextended his (left) knee but he’s alright,” he said.

“He’s got a cork though from his collision with Nate Myles which is of more concern.”

For Titans coach John Cartwright, the reason for the loss was simple. Too many mistakes – a point he made perfectly clear.

“Mistake, mistake, mistake, mistake,” he said.

“Very disappointing. We gave them an avalanche of football. It’s hard when we play 20 minutes of football like we did but they played very well.”

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