Kahu-Roberts combination on target
Brisbane winger Jordan Kahu says the Broncos' right-side attack is better than ever now that he and flyer James Roberts have established a strong partnership.
Despite pairing up on Brisbane's right on just 13 occasions this season, Kahu and Roberts have now perfected their game plan – timed to perfection as the Broncos head into the finals.
It showed in Thursday's 24-14 win over the Sydney Roosters, with Roberts scoring a try and setting up Kahu for two others.
It meant three of Brisbane's four tries were scored on the right wing and Kahu told NRL.com that although it wasn't in the game plan, it was great to finish off the side's hard work.
"It wasn't the game plan [to go right]. We don't really choose a side. We just go down whichever side we feel will work well," Kahu said.
"It came down my way a fair bit on Thursday and I was just lucky enough to score a couple.
"I think Jimmy and I are all sweet now. Defensively there is a great amount of chat.
"In saying that, there are still a few little things we need to work on heading into next week. Attack-wise we have it pretty down pat."
Roberts hasn't missed a game this season, a luxury for the Broncos who have had a backline shortage throughout 2016 due to injuries.
Kahu was one of those injured stars, but now he is fit and healthy his biggest challenge will be keeping up with Roberts's blistering pace.
"It's so hard keeping up with him," Kahu said.
"When he makes a break I just have to put my head down and try my best to keep up with him. He's just so fast and it's great to have him.
"He set both my tries up tonight so I was pretty happy.
"The thing with Jimmy is that he does everything really fast so it can be hard to make decisions when you're moving that quickly. He did really well."
The Broncos' right may have been firing on all cylinders, but it was their left side that originally got them out of trouble.
Down 14-0 late in the first half, winger Corey Oates made a break from his own in-goal to run 80 metres before being ankle tapped.
Five-eighth Anthony Milford capitalised and scored a try off the next play, with that moment of brilliance from Oates changing the match.
Kahu said Oates's outstanding run changed the momentum and gave Brisbane the energy to turn the match around.
"We needed to turn our energy on. We needed one big play to switch ourselves on and change the momentum," he said.
"I think when Oates made his big break the momentum changed. The ball started rolling from there and we all jumped on the back of it."
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