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Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons
Finals Week 2, 2011
Suncorp Stadium

The Broncos knocked the Dragons out of the 2011 premiership race when Darren Lockyer’s last career touch of the football yielded a field-goal and a 13-12 victory in the second minute of extra time in their Week Two semi-final at Suncorp Stadium. 

The Broncos led 6-nil at halftime when Ben Te’o was gifted a try from close range after a lovely Lockyer assist, before the Dragons got back into the contest when Adam Cuthbertson barged over following an unlikely Michael Weyman offload on the Broncos’ try line.

Dragons winger Brett Morris broke his leg 14 minutes into the second half. 

The Broncos went further ahead when they isolated the Dragons’ outside backs for Dale Copley to score in the left corner for a 12-6 lead with 67 minutes gone but Corey Parker’s missed conversion attempt left the door open for the Red V. They drew level when Darius Boyd chimed in on a sweep down the left side with just two minutes remaining, with Jamie Soward nailing the high-pressure conversion. 

The Dragons got first use of the Steeden in golden point but a poor clearing kick by Soward saw the Broncos advance from their 30-metre line on tackle one. Five tackles later the ball was snapped to Lockyer whose ugly, low drop-kick just managed to sail over the crossbar for an historic victory. 

Broncos fullback Gerard Beale, ironically linked to the Dragons from next year, carved out 280 metres for the home side while Adam Cuthbertson was the Dragons’ best with 136 metres, a line-break and three offloads.

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