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Broncos captain Darius Boyd.

Anthony Seibold says his players will be hit "right between the eyes" on Saturday morning in a serious review of what went wrong in the 40-4 loss to the Storm before considering their round 21 opponents the Cowboys.

The Broncos, now in ninth position on the Telstra Premiership ladder, will play North Queensland in Townsville on Thursday night in search of a win to keep in touch with the top eight.

Seibold said the Broncos were "bullied and outplayed" across the park by the Storm and must face up to their failings.

"We can't wipe the floor with this game. We need to review this heavily tomorrow morning. I am not even thinking about the Cowboys yet and what we did in round two [in a 29-10 win] has no impact on what we do next Thursday night," he said.

"The players need to be hit right between the eyes with what they missed tonight. I'm not going to sugar coat it. We got lapped."

Broncos centre Kotoni Staggs kicked the ball dead from the opening kick-off and the night never improved for Brisbane as the Storm dominated field position and possession on the back of a dominant pack.

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"I spoke to the guys individually and collectively that we didn’t do our jobs and you pay a big price when you are playing against the best. They are the best," Seibold said.

"I just thought under pressure individually and collectively we didn’t do our job. There was plenty of effort at times but it was one-out effort. When we play our best football it is overlapping efforts where there is cohesion and teamwork and you are doing  something for your teammate but I didn’t see it at all tonight."

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The Storm's unbeaten run since 2009 at Suncorp Stadium against the Broncos has highlighted the gap between the two clubs over the past decade. That fact alone Seibold said should be cause for some soul searching.

 "We are not the first Broncos team to get beaten by 40 points by the Storm. They have come up here and dominated for [10] years so somewhere deep within this organisation we have got to be better," he said.

"There have been 40-something games and the Broncos have won just 13 times. Over the last decade and longer the Storm have been far too good for the Broncos."

The Storm exposed the Broncos' inexperienced right-edge defence and made inroads through the middle as the Broncos had no answers.

Seibold was asked whether with the plentiful resources of the Broncos they could get to the level of the Storm.

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"They are in a way different part of their journey. We need to get better. I am not worried about the Storm. They are the best in the comp. I am worried about our guys and the lessons they take away from this," he said.

"Tonight doesn't define our season but it does show our young guys they have a long way to go and our club as well.

"Before tonight over the last three months we were reasonably consistent, but tonight we were way off."

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