Last Time Played: Broncos v Cowboys

North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos
Round 23, 2011
Dairy Farmers Stadium

Three tries to fullback Josh Hoffman spearheaded the Broncos to a convincing 34-16 victory in a high-quality thrill-fest in Townsville in Round 23 last year. The Broncos jumped to an early 12-nil advantage and led 18-10 at halftime – despite the Cowboys playing a near-perfect 40 minutes of football with the ball in hand.

The home side completed an incredible 93 per cent of their sets and made 10 offloads to Brisbane’s three but still trudged from the field behind on the scoreboard.

Brisbane meanwhile kept things simple, making just six offloads all game and seven errors in total. Hoffman (11 tackle-breaks and two line-breaks) and Justin Hodges (123 metres, seven tackle-breaks and a line-break) did the damage for the Broncos. Hoffman raced 80 metres to score his third try after cleaning up the spoils of a Cowboys bomb.