1995 Brisbane Broncos season

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The 1995 Brisbane Broncos season was the eighth in the club's history. They competed in the Australian Rugby League's 1995 Winfield Cup premiership, finishing in the regular season 3rd (out of 20) and making it to the semi-finals before being knocked out by eventual premiers, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Season summary[edit]

The team was hoping to avenge their on-field disappointment of 1994. They started perfectly, winning the final of the Tooheys Cup against Cronulla[1] and then their first seven premiership matches in their best start ever. But a 26-0 humiliation against Canberra sent the Broncos on another tumble that saw them lose four matches in five weeks. Despite being free of State of Origin representative duties due to their affiliation with Super League, the Broncos had again faltered mid-season, but went on to win their last 6 matches of the regular season.

In the finals though, the Broncos suffered close defeats at the hands of defending Premiers Canberra and eventual 1995 winners the Canterbury Bulldogs. An injury to Allan Langer resulted in crucial missed tackles in both matches by the Brisbane skipper, and played a contributing factor in the Broncos' failure to win.

Match results[edit]

Round Opponent Result Bro. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
1 Auckland Warriors Win 25 22 10 Mar Ericsson Stadium 29,220 8/20
2 Western Suburbs Magpies Win 28 2 17 Mar ANZ Stadium 32,860 5/20
3 Illawarra Steelers Win 34 20 26 Mar Wollongong 13,127 4/20
4 South Queensland Crushers Win 32 0 31 Mar ANZ Stadium 49,607 3/20
5 North Queensland Cowboys Win 20 12 8 Apr Stockland Stadium 24,855 3/20
6 St George Dragons Win 36 18 17 Apr ANZ Stadium 39,843 2/20
7 Sydney Bulldogs Win 13 8 21 Apr ANZ Stadium 44,395 2/20
8 Canberra Raiders Loss 0 26 28 Apr Bruce Stadium 23,740 4/20
9 Western Reds Win 32 8 7 May ANZ Stadium 32,192 4/20
10 North Sydney Bears Win 18 9 19 May North Sydney Oval 13,092 3/20
11 Manly Sea Eagles Loss 4 23 4 Jun Brookvale Oval 25,549 4/20
12 Illawarra Steelers Loss 18 34 18 Jun ANZ Stadium 31,106 4/20
13 Parramatta Eels Win 60 14 25 Jun Parramatta Stadium 9,058 4/20
14 Sydney City Roosters Win 36 20 2 Jul ANZ Stadium 30,732 4/20
15 Newcastle Knights Loss 10 32 9 Jul Newcastle ISC 29,359 4/20
16 Cronulla Sharks Loss 22 36 16 Jul ANZ Stadium 28,844 4/20
17 Sydney Tigers Win 40 18 23 Jul Parramatta Stadium 6,044 4/20
18 Penrith Panthers Win 17 12 30 Jul ANZ Stadium 25,902 4/20
19 Western Suburbs Magpies Win 28 18 4 Aug Campbelltown Sports Ground 11,100 4/20
20 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 56 6 13 Aug ANZ Stadium 24,801 3/20
21 Gold Coast Seagulls Win 27 20 20 Aug Seagulls Stadium 11,650 3/20
22 Auckland Warriors Win 44 6 27 Aug ANZ Stadium 55,645 3/20
Qualif. Final Canberra Raiders Loss 8 14 2 Sep Suncorp Stadium 40,187
Semi Final Sydney Bulldogs Loss 10 24 10 Sep Sydney Football Stadium 34,087

Season Ladder[edit]

Auckland deducted 2 points
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 22 20 0 2 687 248 +439 40
2 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 22 20 0 2 634 255 +379 40
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 22 17 0 5 600 364 +236 34
4 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 22 16 0 6 516 287 +229 32
5 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 22 15 0 7 549 396 +153 30
6 Canterbury colours.svg Sydney Bulldogs 22 14 0 8 468 352 +116 28
7 St. George colours.svg St. George 22 13 0 9 583 382 +201 26
8 North Sydney colours.svg North Sydney 22 11 2 9 542 331 +211 24
9 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney City Roosters 22 12 0 10 466 406 +60 24
10 Auckland colours.svg Auckland 22 13 0 9 544 493 +51 24
11 Western Reds colours.svg Western Reds 22 11 0 11 361 549 -188 22
12 Illawarra colours.svg Illawarra 22 10 1 11 519 431 +88 21
13 Western Suburbs colours.svg Western Suburbs 22 10 0 12 459 534 -75 20
14 Penrith colours.svg Penrith 22 9 0 13 481 484 -3 18
15 Balmain colours.svg Sydney Tigers 22 7 0 15 309 591 -282 14
16 South Queensland colours.svg South Queensland 22 6 1 15 303 502 -199 13
17 Northern Eagles colours.svg Gold Coast Seagulls 22 4 1 17 350 628 -278 9
18 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 22 4 1 17 319 686 -367 9
19 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 22 3 0 19 310 690 -380 6
20 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 22 2 0 20 269 660 -391 4

Scorers[edit]

Player Tries Goals FG Points
Julian O'Neill 8 79/106 3 193
Michael Hancock 15 0 0 60
Steve Renouf 15 0 0 60
Allan Langer 12 1/1 0 50
Darren Smith 11 0 0 44
Wendell Sailor 9 0 0 36
Willie Carne 8 0 0 34
Kevin Walters 7 0 0 28
Darren Lockyer 3 4/6 1 21
Peter Ryan 5 0 0 20
Scott Blacker 4 0 0 16
Glenn Lazarus 3 0 0 12
Chris Johns 2 0 0 8
Terry Matterson 1 2/3 0 8
John Plath 2 0 0 8
Kerrod Walters 2 0 0 8
Gavin Allen 1 0 0 4
Andrew Gee 1 0 0 4
Steele Retchless 1 0 0 4

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

  • Nil

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harms, John (2005). The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story. Australia: University of Queensland Press. p. 168. ISBN 9780702235368. 
  2. ^ "Honour Board". broncos.com.au. Brisbane Broncos. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 27°33′30″S 153°03′44″E / 27.558333°S 153.062222°E / -27.558333; 153.062222 (ANZ Stadium)