2004 Brisbane Broncos season

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The 2004 Brisbane Broncos season was the seventeenth in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2004 Telstra Premiership, making it to the finals again, but were knocked out of contention by the North Queensland Cowboys, their first ever loss to the club.

Season summary[edit]

The 2004 NRL season was Darren Lockyer's first in the position of five-eighth and Gorden Tallis' last as captain. The Broncos started the season by winning their first match since Round 19, 2003 with a 28-20 win over the New Zealand Warriors in Round 1. However, they lost their next match against bogey team, the Parramatta Eels 26-18. Brisbane won its next five games after that.

During a match between the Broncos and the Tigers, the Broncos fielded 14 men at one stage of the Campbelltown Stadium match. In the 60th minute, Brisbane's Shane Webcke was taken off the ground after being KO'd by Tiger Bryce Gibbs. In the interim, Corey Parker was brought on, with Webcke still being assisted off. Parker immediately scored off a Darren Lockyer pass and started a Broncos revival (they trailed 24-8 at halftime) which later saw them win 24-32. But, an ensuing investigation led the Broncos to be stripped of two competition points,[1] which were reinstated weeks later.

In round 10 the Broncos and the Newcastle Knights made history by playing out the first ever golden point match on free-to-air television. After 3 minutes and 26 seconds of extra time, Newcastle's Kurt Gidley booted a field goal which got the Knights home 17-16.

The 2004 season's finals series saw Brisbane captain Gorden Tallis' final match: the Broncos were knocked out of contention by the North Queensland Cowboys in a 10-0 loss in the Raging Bull's home town of Townsville. It was the first time the Broncos had lost to the Cowboys, and the first time the Broncos had been held scoreless anywhere in Queensland. With Tallis' retirement at the end of the season, the Broncos' captaincy was passed onto Darren Lockyer.

Match results[edit]

Opponent Result Bro. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
Trial Match Melbourne Storm Win 14 10 21 Feb Stadium Toowoomba - -
Trial Match Sydney Roosters Loss 12 34 28 Feb Dolphin Oval - -
Rd. 1 New Zealand Warriors Win 28 20 14 Mar Suncorp Stadium 28,548 4/15
Rd. 2 Parramatta Eels Loss 18 26 21 Mar Suncorp Stadium 23,550 6/15
Rd. 3 Wests Tigers Win 32 24 28 Mar Campbelltown Stadium 13,011 5/15
Rd. 4 Melbourne Storm Win 34 26 4 Apr Suncorp Stadium 19,334 3/15
Rd. 5 Sydney Roosters Win 26 14 9 Apr Aussie Stadium 23,118 2/15
Rd. 6 North Queensland Cowboys Win 19 12 17 Apr Dairy Farmers Stadium 25,986 1/15
Rd. 7 Penrith Panthers Win 32 14 25 Apr Suncorp Stadium 37,745 1/15
Rd. 8 Bulldogs Loss 18 25 2 May Telstra Stadium 17,104 3/15
Rd. 9 Canberra Raiders Win 34 20 9 May Canberra Stadium 12,319 2/15
Rd. 10 Newcastle Knights Loss 16 17 14 May Suncorp Stadium 32,747 3/15
Rd. 11 Bye - - - - - - 2/15
Rd. 12^ St George Illawarra Dragons Win 24 22 28 May Suncorp Stadium 27,589 2/15
Rd. 13 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Loss 22 30 6 Jun Suncorp Stadium 26,691 3/15
Rd. 14 Bye - - - - - - 3/15
Rd. 15^ Parramatta Eels Win 34 24 19 Jun Parramatta Stadium 10,147 2/15
Rd. 16 Canberra Raiders Loss 14 21 27 Jun Suncorp Stadium 27,774 4/15
Rd. 17 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 48 28 4 Jul Suncorp Stadium 19,942 3/15
Rd. 18^ St George Illawarra Dragons Win 28 14 9 Jul WIN Stadium 15,348 3/15
Rd. 19 Newcastle Knights Win 16 12 18 Jul EnergyAustralia Stadium 11,271 3/15
Rd. 20 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Win 26 12 24 Jul Suncorp Stadium 23,726 3/15
Rd. 21 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Win 16 12 31 Jul Toyota Park 12,565 3/15
Rd. 22 New Zealand Warriors Win 21 14 7 Aug Suncorp Stadium 9,710 3/15
Rd. 23 Bulldogs Loss 18 46 15 Aug Suncorp Stadium 49,571 3/15
Rd. 24 Wests Tigers Win 24 20 21 Aug Suncorp Stadium 26,790 3/15
Rd. 25 South Sydney Rabbitohs Draw 34 34 28 Aug Aussie Stadium 7,049 3/15
Rd. 26 Penrith Panthers Loss 20 46 3 Sep Penrith Park 20,043 3/15
Qualif. Final Melbourne Storm Loss 14 31 11 Sep Suncorp Stadium 31,100 -
Semi Final North Queensland Cowboys Loss 0 10 18 Sep Dairy Farmers Stadium 24,989 -

^ = Game following a State of Origin match

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B F A P/D Pts
1 Sydney Roosters 24 19 0 5 2 710 368 342 42
2 Canterbury Bulldogs 24 19 0 5 2 760 491 269 42
3 Brisbane Broncos 24 16 1 7 2 602 533 69 37
4 Penrith Panthers 24 15 0 9 2 672 567 105 34
5 St George Illawarra Dragons 24 14 0 10 2 624 415 209 32
6 Melbourne Storm 24 13 0 11 2 684 517 167 30
7 North Queensland Cowboys 24 12 1 11 2 526 514 12 29
8 Canberra Raiders 24 11 0 13 2 554 613 -59 26
9 Wests Tigers 24 10 0 14 2 509 534 -25 24
10 Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 516 617 -101 24
11 Cronulla Sharks 24 10 0 14 2 528 645 -117 24
12 Parramatta Eels 24 9 0 15 2 517 626 -109 22
13 Manly Sea Eagles 24 9 0 15 2 615 754 -139 22
14 New Zealand Warriors 24 6 0 18 2 427 693 -266 16
15 South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 5 2 17 2 455 812 -357 16

Scorers[edit]

Player Tries Goals FG Points
Michael De Vere 8 65/82 0 162
Karmichael Hunt 15 0 0 60
Darren Lockyer 2 21/29 1 51
Craig Frawley 10 0 0 40
Corey Parker 3 13/17 0 38
Shaun Berrigan 9 0 0 36
Casey McGuire 5 0 1 21
Tonie Carroll 5 0 0 20
Stuart Kelly 5 0 0 20
Brent Tate 5 0 0 20
Gorden Tallis 5 0 0 20
Barry Berrigan 4 0 0 16
Ben Ikin 4 0 0 16
Carl Webb 4 0 0 16
Neville Costigan 3 0 0 12
Petero Civoniceva 2 0 0 8
Dane Carlaw 2 0 0 8
Brad Meyers 2 0 0 8
David Stagg 2 0 0 8
Darren Smith 2 0 0 8
Gary Tupou 2 0 0 8
Motu Tony 2 0 0 8
Darren Mapp 1 0 0 4
Michael Ryan 1 0 0 4
Shane Webcke 1 0 0 4

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

  • Nil

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gould, Phil (2004-04-04). "Winning the war on error". The Sun-Herald (Australia: Fairfax). Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Honour Board". broncos.com.au. Brisbane Broncos. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 27°27′53″S 153°0′34″E / 27.46472°S 153.00944°E / -27.46472; 153.00944 (Suncorp Stadium)