The Brisbane Broncos have beaten the Newcastle Knights by 22 points in a bizarre game at Suncorp Stadium.
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The Broncos started the game on fire and raced to a 20-0 lead.
But the Knights fought back with three quick tries.
Brisbane went further ahead in the second 40 but Newcastle kept plugging away.
The Broncos posted several tries in the final stages of the match to finally blow the visitors out of the water.
In the end Brisbane finished comfortable winners.
Corey Oates got the opening try of the encounter after a nice set play.
Andrew McCullogh got the second when he strolled after throwing a dummy.
It was far too easy for the hooker.
Newcastle’s defence was incredibly poor and this was the case when Lachlan Maranta crossed.
The winger probably won’t ever score an easier try, such was the softness of the Knights.
But Anthony Milford’s try was a thing of beauty.
The halfback broke away and ran 65 metres, beating several defenders, to score.
Milford just keeps getting better and better. The Knights looked out on their feet.
But Dane Gagai gave them some hope when he crossed.
The former Bronco, who has been in outstanding form this year, broke through several tackles to get over the line.
It was a try from nothing and this seemed to energise the Knights.
Akilua Uate was soon over after Jake Mamo had made a break through the middle.
The comeback was on.
Danny Levi got Newcastle’s next try when he snuck over from dummy half.
It was an opportunistic try from the youngster.
Newcastle had cut the gap to four points but luck crucially favoured the Broncos.
They got the green light for this try, after a bomb had gone up, which handed them back the initative.
It was a 50-50 call but it vitally went Brisbane’s way.
The Knights didn’t give up though and Korbin Sims scored under the sticks.
The former Bronco combined well with his front-row partner to touch down for a rare try.
But Newcastle’s defence soon went to sleep and Darius Boyd went through easily.
The Knights started to collapse and soon Gillett had his double.
Newcastle had been brave for parts of the game but they just couldn’t handle the Broncos.
Maranta also got his double after a terrific tap on from Justin Hodges.
Brisbane are in tremendous form right now and look set for a grand final spot at the end of the year.
Wayne Bennett’s boys will take some stopping consdiering the roll they are on at the moment.
On other hand, everything is going wrong for the Knights.
They are in a tough battle to avoid the wooden spot after 10 losses in their past 11 matches.