Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Griffin Assures Broncos Faithful

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Griffin Assures Broncos Faithful

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Scoreboard

Reserve grade

Brothers 40 (Ilifeleti Vaisele 2, Ben Kuskey 2, Tupou Pilm, Bryce Holdsworth, Patrick Corrigan tries; Nathan Moore 6 goals) d Wallaroos 30 (Terry Wex 3, Kaine Rowles, Todd Campbell tries; Dalton Harry 5 goals).

U18

Easts Magpies 18 (Tyson Knight 2, Ashley Weir, Kristian Colasimone tries; Taylar Barritt goal) d Kingaroy 16; Waves Tigers 24 (Harry Hoerler, Isaiah Gala, Michael Formosa, Cody Faulkner, Jake Murray tries; Dylan Arndt 2 goals) d Murgon 18 (Arthur Saltner 2, Ben Kemp, Lehman Brunjes tries; Brunjes goal); Hervey Bay Seagulls 28 d Wests 24 (Kyle Laybutt 2, Braydon Batt, Daniel Clarke tries; Laybutt 4 goals).

Women

Brothers 18 (Klarissa Onoprienko, Bridie Johnson, Nicole Richards tries; Bonnie Coolee 3 goals) d Cherbourg 10; Easts Magpies 38 (Natalie Gala 4, Ali Gordon, Bronwyn Johnson, Sharron Meek tries; Jenny Pomroy 5 goals) d Waves Tigers 0.

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VINCE

HABERMANN

A DISAPPOINTING crowd of only about 80 turned up for the Brisbane Broncos regional dinner in aid of Bundaberg Junior Rugby League at Brothers Sports Club last week.

Those who attended had an enjoyable night with Broncos coach Anthony Griffin, CEO Paul White, former great Kerrod Walters and injured rising star David Hala.

In an interview, Griffin said they had just as good a chance as any team of winning the premiership if they could get all their stars back on the field but it was imperative that they won their next two matches against cellar-dwellers Parramatta and Canberra Raiders.

But their loss to the Eels on Monday night continued their slide down the table and while with other results, they are fifth on 26 points, together with the Cowboys and Sea Eagles, they are only one point in front of Cronulla, while there are now four teams on the next line on 22 points, including the late-charging Gold Coast Titans.

The Broncos face another danger game against the enigmatic Canberra Raiders this Sunday, but then have three extremely tough games in a row against the high-flying Canterbury Bulldogs, the also wounded Melbourne Storm, who have fallen from grace with five straight losses, and premiers Manly, who may have awoken from their slumber with their Lazarus-like victory over the hapless New Zealand Warriors on Saturday. …

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