Another week, another nightmare for the Brisbane Broncos.
This time, the Canberra Raiders have flexed on the hapless Broncos with a stunning second half turnaround to be the latest side to pile on the Broncos in a 36-8 win.
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Incredibly, it was a different looking Broncos in the first half, scoring two tries to one to take an 8-6 lead to the break.
But 25 minutes into the second half, it was remarkably 36-8 as the Raiders piled on five tries in 20 minutes.
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The Broncos‘ second half woes were once again exposed.
In the Broncos‘ five straight losses, the side have conceded 110 points in second halves.
In the 5 games since the round 9 win over the Bulldogs, the Broncos have conceded 19 second-half tries … and scored 3.
Also 33-10 overall.
And they've been outscored 204-52. None of it's good. #NRLRaidersBroncos
Fox League commentator Greg Alexander said the Broncos had regularly been schooled by sides.
“Just looking at the Brisbane losses this year and how many they‘ve had that have been in the 30s or more, they’ve had six of them,” he said. “It certainly has been a horror season.”
At full-time, Cooper Cronk said at halftime he thought it had been “a dominant performance in the first half by the Brisbane Broncos”.
Michael Ennis said after early part of the second half didn‘t go their way, the Broncos heads and the Raiders “tore them to shreds”.
The Raiders piled it on in the second half.Source:Getty Images
“It‘s just a lack of resolve and a lack of commitment and resilience when things don’t go their way,” he said. ”For periods of the game they come out aggressive, they run hard, when they’ve got the footy, they’re invested, but when they have to defend, they just aren’t there.”
Mal Meninga said once again that it was a lack of trust in the systems in place.
But Broncos co-captain Patrick Carrigan had arguably the most brutal assessment of the performance.
“Disappointing, more embarrassing,” he began. ”It‘s been the story of the year, we play for 40 minutes and then we choose not to show up and take short cuts and you come up against quality opposition in the NRL like Canberra are going to punish you.”
He added that it‘s “not first grade standard” and that the Broncos were ”our own worst enemy”.
Ouch skip.Source:Getty Images
Arguably the most telling try the Broncos conceded was John Bateman‘s try after Raiders halfback George Williams chipped over the top, finding the second rower with no Broncos around.
“I barely saw a Brisbane jersey there, they‘re MIA,” Andrew Voss said in commentary. ”Another try in this second half.
“I thought they could have been better but I used the word unravelled earlier, that try is the emphasis of a side being unravelled.”
Oh boy this is ugly….. #NRLRaidersBroncos
Brodie Croft needs to be dropped. No ifs or buts. Horribly out of form. At a loss to explain how badly his career has deteorated. Looks like a bloke in a horrible headspace #NRLRaidersBroncos
Far out Broncs. I mean I tipped Raiders but far out. Every second half – same shit. #NRLRaidersBroncos
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