Key Brisbane figures have explained what went wrong in the bungled set of six against Wests Tigers that could come back to cruel their finals chances.
And they've been putting in extra work at training to ensure it doesn't happen again.
What went wrong and why was no field goal attempted?
With scores locked 16-16 and the clock ticking over to the 75th minute captain Darius Boyd called "the field goal set". Field goal specialist Jamayne Isaako was ready to take a shot but never did. Anthony Milford got the ball on the final tackle and ran around in circles, without taking a shot.
The set started on the halfway line and ended up breaking down on the opposition quarter-line with two passes hitting the deck and no one taking a shot at field goal despite Milford being in range.
Minutes later Michael Chee Kam scored the match winner for the Wests Tigers to break the Broncos' hearts.
Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns said of the Broncos in commentary that "they had no idea what they were doing", while Paul Vautin said the comedy of errors "looked like the Three Stooges out there … plus Laurel and Hardy" after Brisbane initially went backwards before returning to the halfway line.
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Boyd said the set was one the Broncos had practised over and over.
"I called the set, our field goal set," Boyd explained.
"There were probably three or four incidents where things didn’t go to plan. It wasn’t one person’s job, or one thing that went wrong. It was probably three or four things that didn’t put us in the right field position, or passes went astray or people weren’t in position for where they were meant to be.
"When guys aren’t doing their job or getting in the right position it is very hard to execute the play."
Isaako was in the middle of the field early in the set and said he was preparing himself to have a shot at field goal.
"Our game plan was to get ourselves some good go-forward to get ourselves into position. I think we got to third tackle and we had got to the halfway line and the call came out to set up for another play so I headed back to the wing," Isaako said.
"Obviously we didn’t get the result. It is something we need to keep working on at training.
"The call was to go for a field goal, or work towards going for a field goal but I think that far out our playmakers and halves turned to a different call. When they make those sort of calls you’ve just got to go with it."
Halfback Kodi Nikorima was asked if there was a communication breakdown behind no one getting in the right position.
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"I wouldn’t say communication. I’d say execution. We called the set early on and for two balls to go to ground it was more of an execution thing," he said.
Coach Anthony Seibold said immediately after the game that Milford was the one who needed to be listened to in the set.
"That is not a combination thing. That is Milf there. He is our organiser and needs to get the ball so I am not sure what other voices were calling the shots there in that particular scrum set," Seibold said.
"We weren’t happy about that scrum set when we probably had an opportunity to go down and ice the game. It is a fairly painful lesson, obviously."
Boyd said the Broncos have learned their lession. At Wednesday’s training session, leading into their crucial away clash with the Raiders on Sunday, Brisbane field goal exponents were doing extra work.
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"There is probably not one person to blame but we need to be better. We practised it today and definitely improved on it,” Boyd said.
"I don’t think you can blame it on a game management problem or a halfback stepping up problem. It is a team effort and when something is called you expect your teammates to do their job.
"We did [the field goal set] today to make sure we nail it. Sometimes a bit of fatigue or doing a lot of defence and not having a lot of possession can take a lot of gas out of blokes. At times your mental edge goes down when you are fatigued.
"That is no excuse, but that is something that is getting us at the back end of games."