Last Time Played - Lockyer rolls Titans
The Broncos beat the Titans 30-10 in a mistake-riddled clash at Suncorp Stadium in Round 19 last year.
Brisbane drew first blood when Sam Thaiday charged over in just the third minute before the Titans hit back almost immediately with captain Scott Prince throwing a superb 15-metre cut-out pass to winger Steve Michaels who plunged over in the left corner. Brisbane regained the lead on the half hour thanks to a show of Herculian strength from halfback Peter Wallace, who managed an improbable offload with Justin Hodges the eventual beneficiary on the right fringe. But then the Titans received a stroke of luck: a Scott Prince pass hit centre Bodene Thompson on the shoulder, with winger David Mead cleaning up the spoils and pushing through the distracted Broncos defence for a 10-all scoreline at the break.
Three unanswered Broncos tries in the second 40 – including a back-to-back double by Jharal Yow Yeh – secured the contest.
Just 30 seconds after the resumption Darren Lockyer sliced through from first receiver, lofting a pass to his winger who raced 50 metres to score. The pair combined again in the 68th minute when Lockyer hoisted a towering bomb from 40 metres out that drifted towards the right sideline; Yow Yeh snatched ball from the grasp of Titans fullback Luke Capewell 10 metres out and strolled over for a 24-10 lead.
Lockyer added his third try assist of the evening just minutes from fulltime, dabbing a centre-field grubber into the in-goal for Josh Hoffman to score.
The Broncos made 13 errors on the night and completed their sets at just 69 per cent – but this was still better than the Titans’ 15 errors and 63 per cent completions.