Saturday’s first NRL Round 12 week 2 match is between New Zealand Warriors and Brisbane Broncos with the game to be played at the Mt Smart Stadium. The opening kick is set to commence at 13:05 local time with the away team Brisbane Broncos currently holding favouritism. View our NRL live scores, stream, odds and results for the game between New Zealand Warriors and Brisbane Broncos.
When: 13:05 | Saturday 04/06/2016
Where: Mt Smart Stadium
Warriors: 1 Tuimoala Lolohea 2 David Fusitu’a 3 Blake Ayshford 4 Solomone Kata 5 Manu Vatuvei 6 Thomas Leuluai 7 Shaun Johnson 8 Jacob Lillyman 9 Issac Luke 10 Ben Matulino 11 Bodene Thompson 12 Ryan Hoffman 13 Simon Mannering. Interchange: 14 Nathaniel Roache 15 Sam Lisone 16 Albert Vete 17 Charlie Gubb 18 Ligi Sao.
Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd 2 Lachlan Marant 3 Jack Reed 4 James Roberts 5 Jordan Kahu 6 Anthony Milford 7 Ben Hunt 8 Josh McGuire 9 Travis Waddell 10 Adam Blair 11 Alex Glenn 12 Sam Thaiday 13 Corey Parker. Interchange: 14 Jarrod Wallace 15 Tevita Pangai Jr 16 Joe Ofahengaue 17 Kodi Nikorima 18 Herman Ese’ese 19 Jai Arrow.
Wests Tigers have claimed a nail-biting 19-18 NRL victory over an undermanned Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.
Led by impressive halfback Luke Brooks, the Tigers held off a furious Broncos finish on Friday night to claim their first win since 2010 in Brisbane.
The home side’s second successive defeat came with them missing more than 1100 NRL appearances due to State of Origin call-ups for Corey Parker, Sam Thaiday, Josh McGuire, Matt Gillett, Darius Boyd and Corey Oates.
The Tigers, who were missing NSW Origin pair Aaron Woods and Robbie Farah, started brightly but fell behind when Jordan Kahu’s cutout pass put winger Greg Eden over for his first NRL try.
New signing Elijah Taylor levelled things when he crashed over after a Brooks’ inside pass and the visitors took the lead as Tim Simona crossed, again after clever work by Brooks.
The visitors should have leapt further ahead in the 48th minute but Simona somehow fumbled a Brooks grubber when he looked certain to score.
Within three minutes, that error looked vital as the Broncos closed to within two points when James Roberts made the most of an offload by Ben Hunt to score.
Joshua Addo-Carr’s try with 16 minutes to go put the Tigers six points clear and then a Mitchell Moses field goal inside the final five minutes appeared to have iced the points.
A sharp cross-field kick by Hunt, however, allowed Lachlan Maranta to bring the Broncos within one point.
Hunt then had the chance to force the game to golden point but missed a field-goal attempt as the siren sounded, condemning the Broncos to their third one-point loss of the season.