1989 Brisbane Broncos season

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1989 Brisbane Broncos season
NSWRL 5th
Play-off result Lost play-off decider
(Cronulla Sharks, 14–38)
1989 record Wins: 14; Draws: 0; Losses: 9
Points scored For: 398; Against: 290
Team information
CEO John Ribot
Coach Wayne Bennett
Captain
Stadium Lang Park
Avg. Attend. 18,217
High. Attend. 33,245
(Parramatta Eels, 20 August)
Top scorers
Tries Chris Johns (10)
Goals Terry Matterson (42)
Points Terry Matterson (104)
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The 1989 Brisbane Broncos season was the second in the club's history. They competed in the NSWRL's 1989 Winfield Cup premiership and in their second year improved on their first, finishing the season in sixth position after losing their first ever play-off match against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. The Broncos did however claim their first piece of silverware by winning the mid-week knock-out 1989 Panasonic Cup competition.

Broncos trio Allan Langer, Michael Hancock and Kerrod Walters were selected to make their international debuts for Australia in 1989.

Season summary[edit]

Coach Wayne Bennett said a mid-season Kangaroo Tour to New Zealand in 1989 contributed to the Broncos failing to reach the finals. Brisbane contributed captain Wally Lewis, Tony Currie, Peter Jackson, Michael Hancock, Kerrod Walters and Sam Backo - more players than any other club - to the successful Australian team, losing all three of their matches while they were away.[1]

Match results[edit]

Round Opponent Result Bro. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
PC (1) Canberra Raiders Win 18 13 1 Mar Pioneer Oval
1 Penrith Panthers Win 28 8 19 Mar Lang Park 14,721 1/16
2 Manly Sea Eagles Win 22 18 26 Mar Brookvale Oval 17,736 2/16
3 Balmain Tigers Loss 6 15 2 Apr Lang Park 12,952 5/16
4 Western Suburbs Magpies Win 10 8 9 Apr Campbelltown 5,755 3/16
5 Newcastle Knights Win 24 12 15 Apr Lang Park 13,080 1/16
6 Parramatta Eels Win 6 2 23 Apr Parramatta 17,006 2/16
7 North Sydney Bears Win 36 10 30 Apr North Sydney 8,390 2/16
8 Illawarra Steelers Win 32 24 7 May Lang Park 12,990 2/16
9 Eastern Suburbs Win 36 2 14 May SFS 7,426 1/16
PC (1/4) Parramatta Eels Win 42 6 17 May Townsville Sports Centre 1/16
10* Gold Coast-Tweed Giants Win 16 2 28 May Lang Park 19.992 1/16
11 St George Dragons Loss 10 20 4 Jun Kogarah Oval 6,691 2/16
PC (F) Illawarra Steelers Win 22 20 7 Jun Parramatta Stadium 16,698 2/16
12* Canberra Raiders Loss 6 27 18 Jun Seiffert Oval 18,272 3/16
13 Cronulla Sharks Win 42 10 24 Jun Lang Park 17,895 3/16
14* Canterbury Bulldogs Loss 8 22 1 Jul Belmore 9,185 3/16
15 South Sydney Rabbitohs Loss 8 20 9 Jul Lang Park 21,388 3/16
16 Penrith Panthers Loss 8 18 16 Jul Penrith 10,981 3/16
17 Manly Sea Eagles Loss 8 16 21 Jul Lang Park 16,100 4/16
18 Balmain Tigers Loss 6 24 30 Jul Leichhardt Oval 16,927 7/16
19 Western Suburbs Magpies Win 20 8 6 Aug Lang Park 19,524 6/16
20 Newcastle Knights Win 20 16 13 Aug Newcastle ISC 27,000 6/16
21 Parramatta Eels Win 16 8 20 Aug Lang Park 33,245 5/16
22 North Sydney Bears Win 30 0 26 Aug Lang Park 18,496 5/16
Play-off for 5th Cronulla Sharks Loss 14 38 29 Aug Parramatta 9,047 6/16
* Game following a State of Origin match

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 18 1 3 390 207 +183 37
2 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers 22 16 0 6 438 241 +197 32
3 Balmain colours.svg Balmain Tigers 22 14 1 7 380 236 +144 29
4 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 22 14 0 8 457 287 +170 28
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 22 14 0 8 398 290 +108 28
6 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22 14 0 8 368 281 +87 28
7 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 22 11 0 11 281 281 0 22
8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 22 11 0 11 346 366 -20 22
9 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 22 10 2 10 280 337 -57 22
10 St. George colours.svg St. George Dragons 22 10 0 12 330 356 -26 20
11 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Eastern Suburbs Roosters 22 9 1 12 348 346 +2 19
12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 22 9 1 12 334 343 -9 19
13 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs Magpies 22 7 1 14 229 389 -160 15
14 New Zealand colours.svg Gold Coast-Tweed Giants 22 7 1 14 223 383 -160 15
15 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney Bears 22 5 1 16 194 406 -212 11
16 Illawarra colours.svg Illawarra Steelers 22 2 1 19 256 503 -247 5

Awards[edit]

League[edit]

nil

Club[edit]

Scorers[edit]

Player Tries Goals FG Points
Terry Matterson 5 42/64 0 104
Michael Hancock 9 2/4 0 40
Chris Johns 10 0 0 40
Tony Currie 8 0 0 32
Gary French 2 10/19 0 28
Joe Kilroy 6 0 0 24
Wally Lewis 4 2/8 0 20
Allan Langer 5 0 0 20
Brett Plowman 5 0 0 20
Sam Backo 3 0 0 12
Brett Le Man 3 0 0 12
Gene Miles 3 0 0 12
James Donnelly 2 0 0 8
Grant Graving 2 0 0 8
Peter Jackson 2 0 0 8
Bryan Neibling 2 0 0 8
Rohan Teevan 2 0 0 8
Greg Conescu 1 0 0 4
Greg Dowling 1 0 0 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Curran (1989-08-30). "Kiwi tour killed our hopes, Bennett says". The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney: John Fairfax Group). p. 76. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Honour Board". broncos.com.au. Brisbane Broncos. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

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