Josh McGuire

It is a term that Broncos fans are not particularly fond of hearing, but it is one that will be brought up again in the future – with the ‘baby’ Broncos recording a 40-22 win over the Roosters, at Allianz Stadium.

Despite the win however, there were some rather unusual refereeing decisions – as well as solid performances from the young Brisbane players, especially prop Josh McGuire, who was also put on report for a hit on Roosters five-eighth, Daniel Mortimer.

“It was a good win for us as a club,” Griffin said.

“I’m pleased and very happy for the guys that we got something out of the game.

“It would have been easy for them to come down here and to have a close loss and then think they did something. But they refused to lose. They overcame all the hurdles.

“These guys worked very hard to earn their spots. It’s not a fluke that they’re there. It was good that we can perform like that with seven or eight players out.”

With their rather disappointing showing in their last game against Melbourne, Broncos coach Anthony Griffin was pleased with the way his young side played.

“It was important we won because we let ourselves down in Melbourne two weeks ago,” he said.

“We didn’t have so many out today, but we were in a similar position.

“That was our worst performance of the year so it was important that we showed some character here.”

Wallace, who was the Broncos oldest player at age 26, said that he was happy with the way that he is playing, and wishes the NSW halves the best for Wednesday night.

“I’m fine with it, there are two halves there that deserve their places and hopefully they can get a win there on Wednesday night,” Wallace said.

Roosters coach Brian Smith copped a serve from an irate fan about the loss, which was the Roosters fourth in succession – but the veteran coach downplayed the entire incident.

“It feels like that,” Smith said.

“We’ve probably got to win seven games from where we are now, maybe eight. There’s plenty of time left if we’re good enough.

“I heard the abuse but that goes with the territory. I don’t think there was anything offensive, it’s just what coaches commonly get when their teams aren’t winning.”

By ricky

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