2011 Brisbane Broncos season

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2011 Brisbane Broncos season
NRL 3rd
Play-off result Lost Preliminary Final
(Manly Sea Eagles, 14–26)
2011 record Wins: 20; Draws: 0; Losses: 7
Points scored For: 578; Against: 420
Team information
CEO Paul White
Coach Anthony Griffin
Captain
Stadium Suncorp Stadium
Avg. Attend. 33,209
High. Attend. 50,859
Top scorers
Tries Jharal Yow Yeh (14)
Goals Corey Parker (74)
Points Corey Parker (160)
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The 2011 Brisbane Broncos season was the 24th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2011 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season 3rd (out of 16). The Broncos then came within one match of the grand final but were knocked out by eventual premiers, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. It was the last season for Brisbane's captain, all-time top points scorer and most-capped player, Darren Lockyer. Lockyer was also named the Broncos player of the season.[1]

2011 was the Broncos' first season under new CEO Paul White who replaced Bruno Cullen in the first week of January.[2] The following month, head coach Ivan Henjak was replaced by his assistant Anthony Griffin. NRMA Insurance replaced WOW Sight & Sound as the naming-rights sponsor of the Broncos after signing a three-year multi-million dollar deal.[3]

Season summary[edit]

On 21 February Broncos CEO Paul White announced that Ivan Henjak would be replaced by his assistant Anthony Griffin as head coach of the club for the 2011 NRL season, less than three weeks out from its start. In round 1, The North Queensland Cowboys ended their 7-game losing streak against the Broncos with a hard-fought 16–14 win at Suncorp Stadium. It was only the 5th win the Cowboys have had over the Broncos in their 17-year history and it was only the Broncos' 4th loss in an opening round match in their 24-year history. In round 2, The Broncos had their first win in Canberra since 2005 with a 20–4 win over the Canberra Raiders. In round 3, Justin Hodges made an immediate impact for the Broncos playing his first game since 2009, scoring the match winning try with a 14–8 win over the Gold Coast Titans at Skilled Park. In round 12, the Broncos played their first Golden Point game since 2008, defeating the Canberra Raiders 25–24 at Suncorp Stadium. In round 22, Darren Lockyer equalled the all-time record for most career games of all-time playing 349-games. The Broncos hosted the New Zealand Warriors, in a tence game, the Broncos ran out winners 21–20 at Suncorp Stadium. In round 24, Broncos secured 3rd spot for the finals with a 26–6 win over the Newcastle Knights at Ausgrid Stadium. It was also the Broncos first ever away win in a Monday Night game. Brisbane finished the regular season in 3rd place on the ladder.

Darren Lockyer kicked the winning field goal to knock defending premiers, Wayne Bennett's St. George Illawarra Dragons out of the 2011 competition and bring his team to within one match of the grand final. However, in the process Lockyer also took an accidental knee from a team mate in the face, fracturing his cheekbone over ten-minute's before the game's end. Therefore, without their captain, Brisbane needed to defeat second-placed Manly-Warringah for a chance to play in the grand final.

Milestones[edit]

  • Round 1: Two players made their debuts for the club; Dane Gagai and Jack Reed. Both made their NRL debuts also.
  • Round 1: Dane Gagai and Jack Reed scored their 1st career tries.
  • Round 2: Alex Glenn played his 50th game for the club and his 50th career game.
  • Round 8: Darren Lockyer scored his 121st career try which moved him into second on the all-time try scoring list for the Brisbane Broncos behind Steve Renouf.
  • Round 12: Kurt Baptiste made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
  • Round 13: Scott Anderson played his 50th career game.
  • Round 14: Shea Moylan made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
  • Round 15: David Hala scored his 1st career try.
  • Round 16: Kurt Baptiste scored his 1st career try and Peter Wallace played his 100th career game.
  • Round 22: Jharal Yow Yeh played his 50th game for the club and his 50th career game.
  • Round 22: Darren Lockyer played his 349th career game, equalling the all-time record of club appearances.
  • Round 23: Darren Lockyer played his 350th career game, broke the all-time record of club appearances.
  • Round 25: Ben Te'o played his 50th game for the club.

Squad list[edit]

Brisbane Broncos 2011 squad
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches

  • Allan Langer (Skills)
  • Dan Barker (Strength)
  • Tony Guilfoyle (Performance)
  • Andrew Croll (Performance)

Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Updated: 30 July 2011
Source(s): Brisbane Broncos Squad, Coaching Profiles


Squad Movement[edit]

Gains[edit]

Players Previous club Until End of Notes
Dane Carlaw Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons
2011
[4]
Ben Hannant Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
2014
[5]
Jack Reed Norths Devils colours.svg Norths Devils (Queensland Cup)
2012
[6]

Losses[edit]

Players Club Until End of Notes
Israel Folau GWS Giants (AFL)
2014
[7]
Denan Kemp Southern Districts (Rugby Union)
?
[8]
Lagi Setu Mormon Mission
2012
[9]
Ashton Sims North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2012
[10]
Tariq Sims North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2012
Antonio Winterstein North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2013
[11]

Re-signings[edit]

Players Club Until End of Notes
Scott Anderson Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2013
[12]
Kurt Baptiste Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2013
[13]
Dale Copley Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2013
[14]
Justin Hodges Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2014
[15]
Josh Hoffman Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2015
[16]
Dunamis Lui Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
?
[14]
Josh McGuire Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2015
[16]
Corey Parker Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2014
[17]
Sam Thaiday Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
2015
[18]

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 19 - 5 2 521 308 213 42
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 18 - 6 2 539 331 208 40
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 18 - 6 2 511 372 139 40
4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 - 9 2 519 430 89 34
5 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 24 14 1 9 2 483 341 142 33
6 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 - 10 2 504 393 111 32
7 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 14 - 10 2 532 480 52 32
8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 12 - 12 2 478 443 35 28
9 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 12 - 12 2 449 489 -40 28
10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 - 13 2 531 562 -31 26
11 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 10 - 14 2 417 500 -83 24
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 9 - 15 2 430 517 -87 22
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 - 17 2 428 557 -129 18
14 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 6 1 17 2 385 538 -153 17
15 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 6 - 18 2 423 623 -200 16
16 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 6 - 18 2 363 629 -266 16

Fixtures[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Saturday, 12 February Trial 1 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Kougari Oval 42 – 18 Copley (2), Norman, Lui, McGuire, Frei, Glenn, Reed Hunt (5) 3,500
Saturday, 19 February Trial 2 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Traeger Park 26 – 4 Reed (2), Hoffman, Kahu, Parker Parker (2), Norman (1) 5,500
Saturday, 26 February Trial 3 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Dolphin Oval 26 – 6 Te'o, Hunt, Lockyer, Yow Yeh, Gagai Parker (3) 8,000
Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw

Regular season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Friday, 11 March Round 1 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Suncorp Stadium 14 – 16 Reed, Yow Yeh, Gagai Parker (1/3) 45,119
Friday, 18 March Round 2 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium 20 – 4 Hoffman, Gillett, Yow Yeh Parker (4/4) 16,146
Friday, 25 March Round 3 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park 14 – 8 Glenn, Hodges Parker (3/3) 20,226
Friday, 1 April Round 4 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Suncorp Stadium 18 – 10 Glenn, Beale, Yow Yeh Parker (3/5) 25,263
Monday, 11 April Round 5 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Suncorp Stadium 17 – 6 Reed (2), Gillett, Beale Parker (0/4), Lockyer (FG) 24,522
Saturday, 16 April Round 6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Bluetongue Stadium 24 – 6 Copley (2), Yow Yeh, Hannant Parker (4/5) 8,616
Friday, 22 April Round 7 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Sydney Football Stadium 31 – 18 Yow Yeh, Glenn, Thaiday, Wallace, Lockyer Parker (5/5), Lockyer (FG) 19,494
Friday, 29 April Round 8 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium 20 – 12 Lockyer, Copley, Beale Parker (4/4) 30,538
Saturday, 7 May Round 9 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Suncorp Stadium 22 – 29 Beale (2), Reed, Gagai Parker (3/4) 34,175
Friday, 13 May Round 10 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Centrebet Stadium 10 – 33 Wallace, Parker Parker (1/2) 11,336
Round 11 Bye
Friday, 27 May Round 12 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Suncorp Stadium 10 – 34 Te'o Parker (3/3) 32,283
Friday, 3 June Round 13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Toyota Stadium 34 – 16 Glenn (2), Copley, Parker, Reed, Beale Parker (5/7) 14,436
Sunday, 12 June Round 14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Suncorp Stadium 25 – 24 (golden point) Glenn, Copley, Beale, Hoffman Wallace (4/5) & (FG) 21,378
Friday, 17 June Round 15 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Suncorp Stadium 21 – 14 Yow Yeh (2), Hala, Reed Wallace (2/4), Lockyer (FG) 34,185
Friday, 24 June Round 16 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs NIB Stadium 12 – 16 Reed, Baptiste Parker (2/2) 15,371
Friday, 1 July Round 17 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium 16 – 12 Gagai (2), Gillett Wallace (2/3) 11,079
Round 18 Bye
Friday, 15 July Round 19 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Suncorp Stadium 30 – 10 Yow Yeh (2), Thaiday, Hodges, Hoffman Parker (4/5), Wallace (1/1) 31,035
Friday, 22 July Round 20 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm AAMI Park 6 – 26 Yow Yeh Parker (1/1) 22,912
Friday, 29 July Round 21 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Suncorp Stadium 46 – 16 Hodges (3), Hannant, Reed, Yow Yeh, Gillett, Wallace Parker (6/7), Wallace (1/1) 24,164
Saturday, 6 August Round 22 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Suncorp Stadium 21 – 20 Hodges, Beale, Reed, Gillett Parker (2/4), Wallace (FG) 37,173
Friday, 12 August Round 23 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Dairy Farmers Stadium 34 – 16 Hoffman (3), Reed, Copley Parker (7/7) 26,463
Monday, 22 August Round 24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Ausgrid Stadium 26 – 6 Wallace, Hodges, Yow Yeh, Glenn, Hunt Parker (3/6) 19,412
Sunday, 28 August Round 25 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Suncorp Stadium 22 – 10 Glenn, Reed, Thaiday, Te'o Parker (3/4) 40,094
Sunday, 4 September Round 26 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Suncorp Stadium 18 – 10 McCullough, Yow Yeh, Gillett, Beale Parker (1/4) 50,859
Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw       Bye

Finals[edit]

  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1  Melbourne Storm 18
8  Newcastle Knights 8
  1W  Melbourne Storm 12  
2  Manly Sea Eagles 42   4W  Wests Tigers 20        NZ Warriors 20    
7  North Queensland 8   2L  NZ Warriors 22            NZ Warriors 10
         Manly Sea Eagles 24
3  Brisbane Broncos 40         2W  Manly Sea Eagles 26    
6  NZ Warriors 10   3W  Brisbane Broncos 13        Brisbane Broncos 14  
  1L  St. George Illawarra 12  
4  Wests Tigers 21
5  St. George Illawarra 12
Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Saturday, 10 September Qualifying Final New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Suncorp Stadium 40 – 10 Glenn, Reed, Lockyer, Parker, McCullough, Hodges, Beale Parker (6/8) 48,943
Saturday, 17 September Semi-final St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Suncorp Stadium 13 – 12 Te'o, Copley Parker (2/4), Lockyer (FG) 48,474
Friday, 23 September Preliminary Final Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Sydney Football Stadium 14 – 26 Yow Yeh, Wallace, Copley Parker (1/3) 31,894
Legend:       Win       Loss

Statistics[edit]

Name App T G FG Pts
Anderson, ScottScott Anderson 19 0 0 0 0
Baptiste, KurtKurt Baptiste 4 1 0 0 4
Beale, GerardGerard Beale 27 10 0 0 40
Carlaw, DaneDane Carlaw 7 0 0 0 0
Copley, DaleDale Copley 17 8 0 0 32
Dodds, MitchellMitchell Dodds 13 0 0 0 0
Gagai, DaneDane Gagai 6 4 0 0 16
Gillett, MattMatt Gillett 19 6 0 0 24
Glenn, AlexAlex Glenn 27 9 0 0 36
Hala, DavidDavid Hala 15 1 0 0 4
Hannant, BenBen Hannant 20 2 0 0 8
Hodges, JustinJustin Hodges 17 8 0 0 32
Hoffman, JoshJosh Hoffman 16 6 0 0 24
Hunt, BenBen Hunt 19 1 0 0 4
Kenny, NickNick Kenny 9 0 0 0 0
Lockyer, DarrenDarren Lockyer 22 3 0 4 16
Lui, DunamisDunamis Lui 6 0 0 0 0
McCullough, AndrewAndrew McCullough 26 2 0 0 8
McGuire, JoshJosh McGuire 18 0 0 0 0
Moylan, SheaShea Moylan 1 0 0 0 0
Norman, CoreyCorey Norman 9 0 0 0 0
Parker, CoreyCorey Parker 24 3 74 0 160
Reed, JackJack Reed 27 12 0 0 48
Te'o, BenBen Te'o 14 3 0 0 12
Thaiday, SamSam Thaiday 21 3 0 0 12
Tronc, ShaneShane Tronc 4 0 0 0 0
Wallace, PeterPeter Wallace 27 5 10 2 42
Yow Yeh, JharalJharal Yow Yeh 23 14 0 0 56
Totals 101 84 6 578

Source:[19]

Representative[edit]

The following players played a representative match in 2011.

Australian Kangaroos

England

New Zealand Kiwis

Indigenous All Stars

NRL All Stars

Queensland Maroons

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

  • Nil

Club[edit]

References[edit]

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