NRL Match Report | Round 6
A tough night in Brisbane sees the Sydney Roosters fall 8-32 to the Brisbane Broncos after a frantic and loose 80 minutes of NRL football.
The Broncos would be first to strike on the opening five minutes on the back of a Roosters error, and hooker Andrew McCullough capitalised by darting over from dummy-half on the left edge.
A shoulder charge from Isaac Liu just minutes later would see the Jordan Kahu take the penalty goal to give the Broncos an eight point lead in the opening ten minutes.
It was all the Broncos in the opening stages, and the Roosters were struggling to get any momentum.
After sustaining a massive amount of pressure on their own line, the Roosters did well to get themselves into Broncos territory and score through Mitchell Aubusson on the back of a perfect short ball from Luke Keary.
Moments later it turned into back-to-back tries after Blake Ferguson shrugged his way passed former Rooster Tautau Moga to plant it down on the right hand side.
The momentum would be short lived though, when a penalty resulted in field position for the Broncos and Sam Thaiday crashed his way over through the defence.
It was a frantic first half and the Roosters would go into the sheds trailing by a converted try.
The second half started poorly for the Roosters, conceding an early try through Korbin Sims who crashed his way over from close range.
Though the game was still equally as frantic in the second half, it would be of no delight to the Roosters after conceding another try through James Roberts after an error from Shaun Kenny-Dowall.
There was no redemption at the end of the game when David Mead went over on the wing in the dying minutes.