It takes Arthur seven minutes to drive to Eels coaching, and he most likely wished he may have simply hopped again in his automobile and pushed residence at half-time.
For some ridiculous motive, his son Jake’s introduction on the massive display screen throughout the pre-game was greeted with a smattering of boos by the house crowd. What possesses anybody to jeer a younger child, as well mannered as they arrive, who’s performed a handful of NRL video games, and is making his approach within the commerce? His surname?
Jake didn’t see any motion within the first half, and his dad most likely wished he missed most of it too.
The hosts scored first and final via left-edge pair Maika Sivo and Waqa Blake respectively, the one drawback was what occurred in between. The Broncos ran amok with 4 tries, and seemed each bit the group which might be a sneaky premiership risk if the Panthers or Cowboys or Sharks or Storm stub their toe.
One of the best of the lot was the kind of attempt youngsters would possibly rating within the moist at Wynnum, when Brenko Lee twice kicked and Oates adopted up with one other toe poke earlier than diving on the ball, the primary of his double.
To rub salt into widening wounds, the Eels completed the half with 12 males when a determined Penisini held down Ezra Mam after a Broncos break.
Then there was the Blake-Lane stuff-up. Which nearly sums Parramatta up in the mean time.
Have they got it in them to show it round?
BRISBANE BRONCOS 36 (Corey Oates 2, Payne Haas, Jordan Riki, Kurt Capewell, Adam Reynolds tries; Adam Reynolds 5 targets) defeated PARRAMATTA EELS 14 (Maika Sivo 2, Waqa Blake 2 tries; Mitchell Moses aim) at CommBank Stadium. Referee: Gerard Sutton. Crowd: .