2000 Brisbane Broncos season

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2000 Brisbane Broncos season
2000 NRL champions
NRL 1st
Play-off result Won Grand Final
(Sydney Roosters, 14–6)
2000 record Wins: 21; Draws: 2; Losses: 6
Team information
CEO Shane Edwards
Head coach Wayne Bennett
Captain
Stadium ANZ Stadium
Avg. Attend. 26,706
High. Attend. 29,849
(Melbourne Storm, 7 April)
Top scorers
Tries Wendell Sailor (18)
Lote Tuqiri (18)
Goals Michael De Vere (74)
Points Michael De Vere (196)
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The 2000 Brisbane Broncos season was the thirteenth in the club's history. Coached by Wayne Bennett and captained by Kevin Walters, they competed in the NRL's 2000 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season 1st (out of 14 teams) to claim their 4th minor premiership before going on to win the 2000 NRL Grand final, their fifth title in nine years.

Season summary[edit]

Brisbane spent the entire 2000 NRL season from round four in first position on the ladder. The Broncos started the season with an unbeaten run of 8 matches before going down to the Penrith Panthers in round 9. The Broncos were the first team to play the newly formed Wests Tigers (Merged team of Balmain Tigers and Western Suburbs Magpies) with both teams sharing the points with a 24-24 draw.

The Broncos went on a Win-Loss run for 8 rounds before winning 7 of their last 8 regular season matches to finish Minor Premiers. Also the Broncos suffered their worst collapse in the club history when they led 22-4 at halftime to lose 26-22 against the Newcastle Knights in round 18.

The Qualifying Final was a different story when the Broncos came from 20-6 down at halftime to win 34-20 against the 8th-placed Cronulla Sharks. The Broncos had a week off to prepare for the Parramatta Eels in the Preliminary Final which the Broncos won 16-10 to go into a Grand Final against the Sydney Roosters. From the 10th minute, the Broncos led all the way when Michael De Vere landed a penalty goal to give the Broncos a 2-0 lead, erasing a 0 deficit in round 26 against Sydney when Sydney beat Brisbane 28-0. Broncos led at halftime 10-2 at halftime to go out winners 14-6 to clinch their 5th premiership in 9 years.

Match results[edit]

Round Opponent Result Bro. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
1 Wests Tigers Draw 24 24 6 Feb Campbelltown Stadium 15,376 8/14
2 Parramatta Eels Win 18 10 11 Feb ANZ Stadium 15,366 4/14
3 Auckland Warriors Win 28 10 20 Feb Ericsson Stadium 17,505 2/14
4 Cronulla Sharks Win 18 14 26 Feb Toyota Park 15,969 1/14
5 Newcastle Knights Win 20 14 4 Mar ANZ Stadium 27,146 1/14
6 North Queensland Cowboys Win 50 8 11 Mar Dairy Farmers Stadium 27,643 1/14
7 Canberra Raiders Win 14 6 17 Mar ANZ Stadium 27,506 1/14
8 Canterbury Bulldogs Win 24 14 26 Mar ANZ Stadium 21,815 1/14
9 Penrith Panthers Loss 2 18 31 Mar Penrith Stadium 15,290 1/14
10 Melbourne Storm Draw 18 18 7 Apr ANZ Stadium 29,849 1/14
11 St George Illawarra Dragons Win 34 18 16 Apr ANZ Stadium 22,190 1/14
12 Northern Eagles Loss 6 16 23 Apr Brookvale Oval 10,781 1/14
13 Parramatta Eels Win 28 6 28 Apr Parramatta Stadium 20,208 1/14
14 Canberra Raiders Loss 14 16 8 May Canberra Stadium 12,552 1/14
15* Sydney Roosters Win 40 14 14 May ANZ Stadium 15,577 1/14
16 Melbourne Storm Loss 12 16 21 May Olympic Park Stadium 14,054 1/14
17* Cronulla Sharks Win 32 4 26 May ANZ Stadium 19,665 1/14
18 Newcastle Knights Loss 22 26 4 Jun Marathon Stadium 21,512 1/14
19* North Queensland Cowboys Win 26 16 10 Jun ANZ Stadium 10,455 1/14
20 Wests Tigers Win 56 12 18 Jun ANZ Stadium 19,953 1/14
21 Canterbury Bulldogs Win 48 18 24 Jun Stadium Australia 12,214 1/14
22 Penrith Panthers Win 48 6 2 Jul ANZ Stadium 24,912 1/14
23 Northern Eagles Win 32 22 9 Jul ANZ Stadium 19,282 1/14
24 St George Illawarra Dragons Win 44 14 16 Jul WIN Stadium 14,184 1/14
25 Auckland Warriors Win 38 20 22 Jul ANZ Stadium 17,545 1/14
26 Sydney Roosters Loss 0 28 28 Jul Sydney Football Stadium 22,613 1/14
Qualif. Final Cronulla Sharks Win 34 20 6 Aug ANZ Stadium 25,831
Prelim. Final Parramatta Eels Win 16 10 20 Aug Stadium Australia 31,087
GRAND FINAL Sydney Roosters Win 14 6 27 Aug Stadium Australia 94,277

Ladder[edit]

*North Queensland stripped of 2 points for having 14 players on the field.
Team Pld W D L F A P/D Pts
1 Brisbane Broncos 26 18 2 6 696 388 308 38
2 Sydney Roosters 26 16 0 10 601 520 81 32
3 Newcastle Knights 26 15 1 10 686 532 154 31
4 Canberra Raiders 26 15 0 11 506 479 27 30
5 Penrith Panthers 26 15 0 11 573 562 11 30
6 Melbourne Storm 26 14 1 11 672 529 143 29
7 Parramatta Eels 26 14 1 11 476 456 20 29
8 Cronulla Sharks 26 13 0 13 570 463 107 26
9 St George Illawarra Dragons 26 12 0 14 576 656 -80 24
10 Wests Tigers 26 11 2 13 519 642 -123 24
11 Canterbury Bulldogs 26 10 1 15 469 553 -84 21
12 Northern Eagles 26 9 0 17 476 628 -152 18
13 Auckland Warriors 26 8 2 16 426 662 -236 18
14 North Queensland Cowboys 26 7 0 19 436 612 -176 12*

Grand final[edit]

Main article: 2000 NRL grand final
Broncos Position Roosters
Darren Lockyer 1 Fullback Luke Phillips
Lote Tuqiri 2 Wing Matt Sing
Tonie Carroll 3 Centre Shannon Hegarty
Michael De Vere 4 Centre Ryan Cross
Wendell Sailor 5 Wing Anthony Minichiello
Ben Ikin 6 Five-eighth Brad Fittler (C)
Kevin Walters (C) 7 Halfback Adrian Lam
Shane Webcke 8 Prop Ian Rubin
Luke Priddis 9 Hooker Simon Bonetti
Dane Carlaw 10 Prop Peter Cusack
Gorden Tallis 11 Second Row Bryan Fletcher
Brad Thorn 12 Second Row Craig Fitzgibbon
Kevin Campion 13 Lock Luke Ricketson
Harvey Howard Interchange Dallas Hood
Michael Hancock Interchange David Solomona
Shaun Berrigan Interchange Shane Rigon
Ashley Harrison Interchange Craig Wing
Wayne Bennett COACH Graham Murray
Team Points Team
Brisbane Broncos 14 - 6 Sydney Roosters
TRIES: Tuqiri, Sailor; GOALS: De Vere 3/5 TRIES: Fitzgibbon; GOALS: Phillips 1/1, Fitzgibbon 0/1
  • Halftime: Brisbane 10-2
  • Crowd: 94,277

Statistics[edit]

Player Tries Goals FG Points
Michael De Vere 12 74/102 0 196
Lote Tuqiri 18 1/2 0 74
Wendell Sailor 18 0 0 72
Ben Walker 1 30/38 0 64
Darren Lockyer 11 5/6 0 54
Luke Priddis 9 0 0 36
Gorden Tallis 9 0 0 36
Brad Thorn 9 0 0 36
Ben Ikin 7 2/5 0 32
Tonie Carroll 7 0 0 28
Ashley Harrison 7 0 0 28
Shaun Berrigan 4 0 0 16
Chris Walker 4 0 0 16
Kevin Walters 4 0 0 16
Dane Carlaw 3 0 0 12
Petero Civoniceva 2 0 0 8
Kevin Campion 2 0 0 8
Justin Hodges 2 0 0 8
Danny Bampton 1 0 0 4
Michael Hancock 1 0 0 4
Brad Meyers 1 0 0 4
Shane Webcke 1 0 0 4
Shane Walker 1 0 0 4

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

  • NRL Premiership

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honour Board". broncos.com.au. Brisbane Broncos. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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