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Brisbane has celebrated Darius
Boyd’s return by snatching an 8-5
NRL win over a depleted Penrith at
Suncorp Stadium last night.
All eyes may have been on Boyd on
his return from a pre-season Achilles
injury, but the name on everyone’s
lips at full-time was Corey Oates.
Halfback Ben Hunt went from
villain to hero in the dying seconds
for Brisbane after setting up Oates
for the match-winning try.
Hunt missed a 77th minute field
goal attempt that would have locked
scores up from dead in front and
looked to have another shot two
Instead Hunt chanced his arm, a
gamble that paid off when Oates
scored to bring the 24,566-strong
crowd to their feet.
Panthers fullback Matt Moylan
may have been playing with a
broken hand and dislocated fingers
but he still grasped an opportunity
to snatch the result, kicking a
76th minute field goal that set up
Penrith’s 5-4 lead.
Moylan racked up all of Penrith’s
points, sinking penalties either side
of half-time including a 56th minute
kick that locked up the scores at 4-4
after a Josh McGuire high shot.
Brisbane had their chances before
Hunt ’s heroics — returning back-
rower Alex Glenn was held up in the
65th minute and Jack Reed lost the
ball over the line four minutes later.
The Broncos appeared to be
sparked into action
in the 60th minute
reser ve Tyrone
Peachey was placed
on report for a lifting
tackle on Adam Blair
that almost sparked a
The ladder leading
Broncos have now
won seven of their
past eight games.
hard despite a long
casualty list even
after welcoming back
Jamie Soward (back)
and Elijah Taylor
Brisbane led 4-2 at
half-time after Jordan
Kahu broke the
deadlock in the 36th
minute when Hunt
and Anthony Milford
combined to send the
winger over down the
Penrith coach Ivan
Cleary was clearly
baffled when Moylan was penalised
after appearing to clean up a Boyd
grubber late in the second half.
Moylan gathered the bouncing ball
outside the playing field well behind
the in-goal but was penalised for not
allowing the ball to bounce, therefore
ensuring it had gone dead.
It gave Brisbane a repeat set from a
goal-line drop out as they started to
get a late roll on.
“ It was one of the most ridiculous
things I have seen in football,”
Cleary said of the official’s call.
“There’s no common sense at all. I
am not sure of the rule but for them
(officials) to highlight it like that,
it ’s a massive change in a very tight
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett said
he was aware of the rule after being
caught out by it last season while
“They came to spoil, not play,” he
said of Penrith.
“It ’s pretty unique what they did. I
am pleased we hung on for as long as
we did. It came down to one big play
(by Hunt).” — AAP
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TODAY IN HISTORY
Winning home farewell for Crusaders Richie McCaw, left, Colin Slade, Tom Taylor, Willie Heinz
and Dan Carter last night.
PICTURE: Getty Images
Broncos Corey Oates scores last night ’s match winning tr y against the Panthers at
Suncorp Stadium, in Brisbane.
A rampant attack and a generous opponent
combined to provide a fitting 58-17 farewell
for a quintet of Crusaders last night.
With a host of key men heading offshore
at the end of the year, the Crusaders gave the
home fans plenty of reason for cheer in their
final game at AMI Stadium this season.
The Crusaders ran in eight tries and
enjoyed their third 50-point haul of the
season, earning a bonus point victory that
was important far beyond mere sentimental
value. The five competition points lifted the
Crusaders back into the play-off picture but,
before Todd Blackadder’s men get too carried
away with renewed hope for the finals, we
must pause to consider the opposition.
The Reds were an absolute rabble. Actually,
that may be too kind, given even the most
disorderly mob of men would have provided
greater resistance than what the visitors
offered during a second half that saw them
ship 43 points.
There is a reason the Reds are in last place
several of them, in fact. Tackling is one,
or a lack thereof. A weak mentality must
be added to that list after last night, given
the manner in which they capitulated after
heading to half-time just five points in
The visitors appeared to change tack in the
second 40, eschewing a competitive approach
in favour of giving the likes of Richie McCaw
and Dan Carter the finales their Crusaders
careers deser ved.
McCaw managed 35 minutes off the bench
while Carter shone in his decision-making
and distribution throughout. But if the last
hurrahs of that pair were at the forefront
of the agenda, it was Colin Slade who
experienced perhaps the best send-off.
Another player headed for the departure
lounge after this season, Slade established
once more what an impactful player French
club Pau would soon receive.
The first five picked up 23 points in 80
impressive minutes, almost flawless with the
boot and again demonstrating his abundant
ability with ball in hand.
Slade stepped well off both feet, showed a
real turn of pace and illustrated awareness
of when to pass and when instead to use
the threat of a pass, a skill that ser ved him
well in grabbing his try. It was try created
by a brilliant line break from Carter and the
five-eighths pairing were far from the only
Crusaders to enjoy dynamic outings.
Nemani Nadolo was again the home side’s
plan A — creating the opening try before
grabbing a brace of his own in the second
spell — but the Crusaders weren’t as over-
reliant on the giant wing as they has been in
Both forwards and backs showed enterprise
and utilised a varied passing game to
create plenty of penetration. Their fluidity
in possession was exactly what had been
missing for large stretches of the season but,
to re-emphasise, the Reds were rubbish.
Their performance was all the more galling
given their efforts in the first half, building
pressure through penalties and driving the
lineout at every opportunity. A succession of
threats eventually saw Samu Kerevi cross on
the stroke of halftime and appeared to make
a real game of it.
But that possibility disappeared as rapidly
as Sam Whitelock did during the lock’s
stunning 65-metre solo burst, the clear pick
of a wide array of spectacular tries.
Crusaders 58 (Ellis, Slade, Nadolo 2,
Whitelock, Todd, Macilai, Bird tries; Slade 6
cons, 2 pens), Reds 17 (Kerevi, Feauai-Sautia
tries; O’Connor pen, 2 cons). HT: 15-10 .
The Blues will finish the season with yet
another unwanted record after this latest
loss to the Rebels 42-22, in Melbourne
The 42-22 defeat means they have lost
every away game this season. The two
previous years under John Kirwan were
not much better — one away win in
each — and this one had all the elements
familiar to the Blues in recent seasons.
They were good at times, but also very
bad, and this Rebels team are no mugs.
Their imminent tour to South Africa will
likely bring them back down to earth
after this five-try bonus point win, but
after victories over the Chiefs, Crusaders
and now Blues, they can already consider
their season a success and likely their best
in their five years of existence.
They did not need to do anything special.
In Mike Harris they have a fullback with
his kicking radar finely tuned and co-
captain Scott Higginbotham provided
his usual momentum and yet another
try. They had their off moments too,
especially in the first half, but not as many
as the visitors.
The Blues were far too loose, as usual.
Their mistakes opened the door which
the Rebels walked through with their
greater cohesiveness and ability to win
the big moments.
With Dan Bowden absent, there was
little structure to their backline play,
although George Moala was a powerful
presence in midfield and replacement
halfback Jamison Gibson-Park gave them
a sniff of a comeback early in the second
half with his fast feet, only for the Rebels
to grab back the initiative and rub their
noses into another painful defeat.
Late tries to Dom Shipperley and Jack
Debreczeni turned it into a rout.
The portents were not good before
kick-off, with the Blues taking the field
without regular skipper Jerome Kaino,
lock Patrick Tuipulotu, first-five Bowden
and fullback Charles Piutau due to injury.
And they did not improve once the game
started — once again opportunities were
missed, with Moala over the line but
held up — the Rebels somehow clearing
and Keven Mealamu knocking on
centimetres from the line. The Rebels did
not need as many chances. An intercepted
Tevita Li pass gave the home side the
momentum and the impressive blindside
flanker Colby Fainga’a was the one to
take advantage with the try.
Hayden Triggs’ departure with a calf
injury after 23 minutes was another blow,
but a Melani Nanai try down the right
wing, after a brilliant phase play move
involving Mealamu, Jimmy Cowan and
Francis Saili put the visitors right back in
it following West ’s conversion from the
It was the Rebels who finished the half
the stronger, though, when a quick lineout
throw caught the Blues asleep and prop
Toby Smith shock off Tony Woodcock’s
tackle go over from 25m out.
Gibson-Park’s try early in the second
half gave the Blues hope, but they were
always behind in territory and possession
and therefore always on the back foot.
Moala scored a deserved try when
placing the ball on the line but the two
late converted tries killed the Blues off. A
familiar feeling this season.
Rebels 42 (Colby Fainga’a, Toby Smith,
Scott Higginbotham, Dom Shipperley,
Jack Debreczeni tries; Mike Harris 4
cons, 3 pens), Blues 22 (Melani Nanai,
Jamison Gibson-Park, George Moala
tries; Ihaia West 2 cons, pen). HT: 18-10 .
PICTURES: Getty Images
Crusaders Sam Whitelock dives over to score a try during last night’s match against the Reds at
AMI Stadium, in Christchurch.
crush Reds in
Rebels add to
Broncos snatch win over Panthers
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