Broncos legend Gordon Tallis has confidently said he believes the Brisbane Broncos can win the competition this season, on the back of a stunning 36-14 demolition of the Parramatta Eels.
The Red Hill team has now secured a place in the top eight after finishing 14th at the end of last season with a 7-17 record.
Matty Jones said of the Fox League: “I’m going into this game and somebody’s like, ‘Can the Broncos beat the comps?’ I say, ‘No, they can’t’… It’s easy to imagine considering what’s happened in the last few years.”
But former Brisbane captain and premiership winner Gordon Tallis says his old side can break their long drought ‘it really does work”.
“I think they certainly can,” Tallis said. In fact, I think, when they get all their players back on board and they play well – and that’s what you need, speed. I know Penrith are sitting there but everyone is rooting for them.
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Adam Reynolds, who led the Broncos impressively, scored once and set up two more. He led the way with his commitment on both sides of the ball and in the first half in the Broncos’ own 20m area, Payne Haas wrestled the ball away from Waka Blake and scored immediately on the ensuing play.
Matt Russell commented on Fox League: “Adam Reynolds – gross. What a move, what a recruit from the Broncos.”
He has now scored six times this season, his most since 2014.
Meanwhile, the Eels continued their rollercoaster scoring streak, failing to repeat their strong performance from a week ago.
And former Parramatta superstar Nathan Hindmarsh is deeply concerned about their title hopes – especially with their brutal remaining fixtures.
“It’s hard for them to run home, too,” Hindmarsh said. They will face the Broncos again. They’ve got Penrith at Combebank next week, so it’s going to be difficult for the Eels to hit a home run this year given they’ve played the same inconsistent style of football they’ve played over the last four to six weeks.”
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