2002 Brisbane Broncos season

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The 2002 Brisbane Broncos season was the fifteenth in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2002 Telstra Premiership and finished the regular season in third position before going on to again come within one match of the grand final for the second consecutive year.

Season summary[edit]

The 2002 NRL season saw the return of club legend Allan Langer to the Brisbane Broncos, following his successful comeback to Australian rugby league in the previous year's State of Origin decider. In 2002 he was the NRL's oldest player at 36 years and 60 days.[1]

2002 was also the beginning of Brisbane's recurring "post origin slump", which was to haunt the club for the next four years. As most of the Queensland Maroons who compete in the mid-week State of Origin matches are Broncos' players, this extra workload often results in a loss of form for the club around and after the time of the Origin series. The Broncos finished the regular season in 3rd position, with the highest points differential in the league, but were knocked out in the Preliminary Final by the eventual premiers, the Sydney Roosters, in a rematch of the 2000 Grand Final.

Match results[edit]

Round Opponent Result Bro. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
1 North Queensland Cowboys Win 42 6 16 Mar Dairy Farmers Stadium 24,212 2/15
2 Canterbury Bulldogs Draw 20 20 22 Mar ANZ Stadium 22,300 5/15
3 Sydney Roosters Win 22 8 29 Mar Sydney Football Stadium 15,614 3/15
4 Cronulla Sharks Win 18 16 7 Apr ANZ Stadium 22,005 2/15
5 Canberra Raiders Win 18 16 13 Apr Bruce Stadium 12,029 2/15
6 Penrith Panthers Win 30 26 21 Apr ANZ Stadium 13,613 2/15
7 Newcastle Knights Win 18 12 26 Apr ANZ Stadium 37,166 1/15
8 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 42 16 3 May Sydney Football Stadium 14,874 1/15
9 Northern Eagles Win 50 12 11 May ANZ Stadium 14,202 1/15
10 BYE 1/15
11* St George Illawarra Dragons Loss 20 28 26 May Sydney Football Stadium 9,051 2/15
12 Wests Tigers Win 28 14 31 May Campbelltown Stadium 9,540 2/15
13* Parramatta Eels Loss 18 22 7 Jun ANZ Stadium 17,667 4/15
14 North Queensland Cowboys Win 52 8 16 Jun ANZ Stadium 10,215 4/15
15 BYE 2/15
16* New Zealand Warriors Loss 16 26 30 Jun ANZ Stadium 24,907 4/15
17 St George Illawarra Dragons Win 34 22 7 Jul ANZ Stadium 19,998 3/15
18 Penrith Panthers Win 38 20 13 Jul Penrith Football Stadium 10,099 2/15
19 Wests Tigers Win 46 14 20 Jul ANZ Stadium 13,009 2/15
20 Parramatta Eels Win 26 6 26 Jul Parramatta Stadium 15,525 2/15
21 Melbourne Storm Win 48 20 3 Aug Olympic Park Stadium 10,308 2/15
22 Sydney Roosters Loss 18 28 9 Aug ANZ Stadium 23,991 2/15
23 New Zealand Warriors Loss 4 18 18 Aug Mt Smart Stadium 22,125 3/15
24 Newcastle Knights Loss 10 40 23 Aug EnergyAustralia Stadium 18,601 3/15
25 Canberra Raiders Win 36 2 31 Aug ANZ Stadium 22,502 2/15
26 Canterbury Bulldogs Loss 18 25 6 Sep Sydney Showground 16,492 3/15
Qualif. Final Parramatta Eels Win 24 14 14 Sep ANZ Stadium 19,115
Prelim. Final Sydney Roosters Loss 12 16 28 Sep Sydney Football Stadium 28,251
*Game following a State of Origin match

Ladder[edit]

*Canterbury Bulldogs stripped of 37 premiership points due to salary cap breach.
Team Pld W D L B F A P/D Pts
1 New Zealand Warriors 24 17 0 7 2 688 454 234 38
2 Newcastle Knights 24 17 0 7 2 724 498 226 38
3 Brisbane Broncos 24 16 1 7 2 672 425 247 37
4 Sydney Roosters 24 15 1 8 2 621 405 216 35
5 Cronulla Sharks 24 15 0 9 2 653 597 56 34
6 Parramatta Eels 24 10 2 12 2 531 440 91 26
7 St George Illawarra Dragons 24 9 3 12 2 632 546 86 25
8 Canberra Raiders 24 10 1 13 2 471 641 -170 25
9 Northern Eagles 24 10 0 14 2 503 740 -237 25
10 Melbourne Storm 24 9 0 14 2 556 586 -30 23
11 North Queensland Cowboys 24 8 0 16 2 496 803 -307 20
12 Penrith Panthers 24 7 0 17 2 546 654 -108 18
13 Wests Tigers 24 7 0 17 2 498 642 -144 18
14 South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 5 0 19 2 385 817 -432 14
15 Canterbury Bulldogs 24 20 1 3 2 707 435 272 8*

Scorers[edit]

Player Tries Goals FG Points
Michael De Vere 6 81/102 0 186
Lote Tuqiri 15 17/25 0 94
Darren Lockyer 15 1/1 0 62
Chris Walker 15 0 0 60
Shaun Berrigan 10 0 0 40
Brent Tate 10 0 0 40
Gorden Tallis 10 0 0 40
Casey McGuire 7 0 0 28
Carl Webb 7 0 0 28
Allan Langer 5 0 0 20
Steve Irwin 4 0 0 16
Stuart Kelly 4 0 0 16
Brad Meyers 3 0 0 12
Scott Prince 0 5/6 0 10
Andrew Gee 2 0 0 8
Phillip Lee 2 0 0 8
Corey Parker 2 0 0 8
Brett Seymour 2 0 0 8
Shane Webcke 2 0 0 8
Petero Civoniceva 1 0 0 4
Dane Carlaw 1 0 0 4
Ashley Harrison 1 0 0 4
Robert Tanielu 1 0 0 4

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

  • Nil

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toohey, Barry (2 February 2011). "Still some bite in old Mad Dog". The Daily Telegraph (Australia: News Limited). Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Honour Board". broncos.com.au. Brisbane Broncos. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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