So the Broncos are last, hey?

26-12, Parramatta beat the Broncos. I'm sure you saw the result.

To be fair, the Broncos weren't shithouse last night, but they weren't that good either. They were somewhere in between on the scale of shithouse to good. Got it?

A really typical performance where they fought hard but gave away a couple of tries that break your heart.

One game left in the career of Darius Boyd. Don't get me wrong, he's been a good servant to rugby league but he's overstayed his welcome. He is deserved of a farewell on Thursday night against the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium, but at the same time, you'd be forgiven for thinking it should have happened a year or two earlier.

It just wasn't Brisbane's night, young Tyson Gamble knocked out in the first minute of the match when he tried to headbutt Maika Sivo's shoulder. Never a good idea.

Kotoni Staggs went to five-eight and whilst I admit they didn't have too many other options, it really limited Staggs' ability to get the ball on the fringe and run over the top of people as we've seen him do.

David Fifita has presumably played his last game for Brisbane, suffering a sickening ankle injury early in the second half. That hurt to watch.

Fifita, as you may have heard, heads down the M1 to the Titans for next season, they'll be hoping for better fortunes than what has transpired during Fifita's time at Red Hill. Sorry for having to break that news on you.

Is there any reason to be optimistic? Well there is but it's getting harder and harder to get out of bed each morning if you're in the postcode, 4000.

Probably the only thing worse than the Broncos right now is the NRL bunker. We'll talk more about that another time.

Broncos vs Cowboys next week @ Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night. Years gone past it would be 40,000 screaming lunatics packing the cauldron, it would be a close one, decided either in the 80 minute or in extra time.

For this week, it'll be something very different. Plenty of missed tackles, the NRL Bunker stuffing up a few calls and aside from the Suncorp Stadium staff, presumably not too many people.

One to look forward to...


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