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globalrugbyleague - Mon, 25 Jun 2007 23:13:00 GMT
The Brisbane Broncos successfully performed CPR on their season after walloping the Wests Tigers 48-18 at Suncorp Stadium on Monday night.

Locking in their first back to back win of 2007, the home side made short work of the 6th placed Tigers 8 tries to 3.

Broncos lock-forward Tonie Carroll was named man of the match after he set up one try, had a hand in another while scoring one himself all inside the first half.

The Tigers looked capable of setting up a contest in the early stages when Hooker Robbie Farah burrowed over from acting half three minutes after Karmichael Hunt scored.

However the reigning premiers then hit back with the next four tries and the game was all over with Brisbane leading 28-6 at half-time.

To the Wests Tigers credit they never gave up and scored two tries in the second half but after each try the Broncos got square to ensure their lead was never under any real threat.

The only dour note for the winners was having prop Petero Civoniceva sent to the Sin Bin after he was involved in a brawl which the crowd thoroughly enjoyed.

Yet despite instigating the dust-up, Bryce Gibbs did not join Civoniceva, with the 29,304 voicing their disapproval.

The win now places Wayne Bennett’s mob in 9th spot on the NRL ladder as they prepare for their clash with Penrith in round 16.

Whether future Broncos star Peter Wallace did enough in premier league last weekend to warrant a return to the NRL next Saturday night remains an enthralling mystery to all.

Coach Wayne Bennett said his side was “really exceptional” in their kick and chase game while proclaiming that the victory was “indicative of the attitude” of his team.

It’s an attitude that most teams currently sitting in the top eight will be hoping the Broncos cannot sustain for very long.

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Broncos 48 (Hunt 3, Hodges 2, Lockyer, Carroll, Berrigan; Michaels tries; Parker 4, Ennis 2 goals.) d Tigers 18 (Farah, Morris, Lawrence tries; Farah 3 goals) at Suncorp Stadium. - Read More, Here