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Broncos trample Raiders in comeback win

By Wayne Heming 30/07/2005 09:49:15 PM Comments (0)

Brisbane's road to the NRL's minor premiership was made a little easier while Canberra's got tougher after the Broncos' 24-18 win at Suncorp Stadium.

Broncos skipper Darren Lockyer plucked two tries in the second half as Brisbane hit back from 18-10 down to win a tense battle.

Former Brisbane winger Craig Frawley was denied what appeared to be a try two minutes from fulltime which would have given fullback Clinton Schifcofske a difficult sideline conversion to send the game into golden point.

But video referee Chris Ward, who disallowed a contentious second half try to Brisbane centre Shaun Berrigan, ruled Frawley had lost control of the ball.

Brisbane's six-point victory didn't have the same emphatic ring about it as the Dragons' 44-6 victory over the Roosters.

But with a six-point buffer it would take a monumental form slump for Brisbane to surrender the minor premiership just five rounds out from the finals.

The Raiders made Brisbane work hard for the two premiership points and until Lockyer injected himself into the attack with two tries in 10 minutes, the side looked in trouble.

Another dangerous tackle charge could arise out of the game with Raiders winger David Howell put on report by referee Tim Mander for a suspect lifting tackle on Brisbane fullback Karmichael Hunt.

Frawley, who was also involved in the Hunt tackle in the 54th minute, could also find himself in trouble.

Canberra were unlucky having two second half tries disallowed.

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