The Broncos galloped over the top of the Rabbitohs in the second half of their Round 4 clash at NIB Stadium in Perth to emerge with a 20-12 victory.
Souths raced to a 12-nil lead inside 17 minutes following two tries to right winger Andrew Everingham before Matt Gillett got Brisbane on the scoreboard cleaning up a spilled bomb defusal to cross in the right corner two minutes before halftime.
Josh Hoffman scored a wonderful Broncos try 12 minutes after the break, with Corey Parker and Peter Wallace offering miraculous offloads in the lead-up. That made it 12-10 and they grabbed the lead for the first time when Gerard Beale finished off a quick right-side sweep for a 14-12 scoreline with 10 minutes remaining.
Beale crossed for the match-winner three minutes later after some elusive running and an offload from fullback Hoffman close to the try line.
It was a fast and furious encounter, with the Broncos shading their opponents for offloads (16-13) while the Rabbitohs made six line-breaks to the Broncos’ five.
Josh Hoffman was outstanding for the victors, making 20 runs, 209 metres, two line-breaks and a game-high nine tackle-breaks.
Greg Inglis, playing his first game at fullback for the Rabbitohs, contributed two try assists as well as 148 metres, while Sam Burgess ploughed out 181 metres from 19 fearless hit-ups.