Despite coming into the match with their roster ravaged by each accidents and the COVID-19 virus, the Bulldogs put up a robust first half earlier than the Broncos ran out 34-14 winners at Suncorp Stadium.
The Bulldogs appeared set to document a monumental upset win when Matt Dufty gave his group a 14-6 lead within the forty fourth minute, however it might show to be Canterbury’s ultimate scoring play of the match as Reynolds took over.
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The star low season recruit notched two of his three attempt assists and scored certainly one of his personal in a wide ranging second-half exhibiting, as Brisbane reeled off 5 unanswered tries to shut out the match.
“Adam Reynolds in the last 30 minutes of the game has put on a masterclass with his kicking game,” NRL legend Johnathan Thurston stated on Nine’s overage.
“He’s had the ball in his hand and come up with some really big plays, and that’s what you want from your halves. When the game is on the line you want the ball in his hands. He’s been outstanding.”
Reynolds joined Cory Paix, Selwyn Cobbo and Rhys Kennedy as Brisbane’s second-half try-scorers after Corey Oates had scored the group’s first attempt of the night time within the thirty fourth minute.
The Brisbane skipper mixed to deadly impact with Cobbo specifically, with the younger winger scoring a double and organising Kennedy’s attempt within the 76th minute with a superb kick.
The win got here regardless of an damage scare for Payne Haas within the opening minutes of the match.
Haas despatched shockwaves by means of the Broncos’ camp when he disappeared down the tunnel clutching his left shoulder, however he was in a position to return and ran out the match with none points.
It was a disappointing fade out for the Bulldogs after a courageous begin that noticed two first-half tries to Josh Addo-Carr.
Addo-Carr’s early double allowed the Bulldogs to construct a 10-0 lead because the group’s defence earned rave critiques from league nice Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin.
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“This Bulldogs defence has been nothing short of spectacular tonight,” he stated on commentary for Nine.
“They’re really working hard for each other, talking, pointing at each other. Hence the Broncos cannot get over the line.”
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However, regardless of a valiant effort from the undermanned Bulldogs, they appeared visibly weary within the second half because the Broncos ran excessive to document their third win of the season.
Brisbane will host the Cronulla Sharks in spherical eight, whereas the Bulldogs will probably be up towards the Sydney Roosters.