1992 Brisbane Broncos season

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The 1992 Brisbane Broncos season was the fifth in the club's history and they competed in the NSWRL's 1992 Winfield Cup premiership. Under new captain Allan Langer they finished the regular season 1st to claim their first minor premiership before going on to play in their first grand final and win, transporting the Winfield Cup trophy north of the New South Wales border for the first time.[1] The Broncos then also became the first Australian club to win the World Club Challenge.

Season summary[edit]

After the retirement of Gene Miles, the captaincy role fell onto half-back Allan Langer for the 1992 season. Despite failing to make the finals the previous season, the Broncos were at the top of the ladder for most of this year's competition, losing just four matches to gain their first minor premiership with a 6-point buffer over second placed St George Dragons.

In their first Grand Final appearance the Broncos comprehensively defeated the Dragons 28-8 at the Sydney Football Stadium and finally the Winfield Cup was transported to Queensland for the first time. A month later, the Broncos played in the 1992 World Club Challenge match against dominant British champions Wigan. No Australian club had yet gone to England and won, and many expected the Broncos to follow that trend. They didn't, smashing the cherry pickers in emphatic fashion 22-8.

Wigan and the Broncos met again in the final of the 1992 World Sevens tournament, which Brisbane lost.

Match results[edit]

Round Opponent Result Bro. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
1 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Win 30 2 20 Mar Lang Park 19,577 1/16
2 Gold Coast Seagulls Win 24 18 29 Mar Lang Park 23,192 2/16
3 Canberra Raiders Win 24 16 5 Apr Bruce Stadium 16,037 3/16
4 Penrith Panthers Loss 10 24 11 Apr Lang Park 18,550 4/16
5 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Win 28 12 19 Apr Brookvale Oval 19,084 4/16
6 Newcastle Knights Win 12 8 26 Apr Newcastle ISC 28,821 2/16
7* Illawarra Steelers Loss 8 10 10 May Lang Park 14,524 2/16
8* St George Dragons Win 20 18 24 May Adelaide Oval 18,892 2/16
9 South Sydney Rabbitohs Win 26 18 31 May Lang Park 15,502 2/16
10* Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Loss 24 28 7 Jun Belmore Sports Ground 10,626 2/16
11 North Sydney Bears Win 28 22 14 Jun Lang Park 19,515 2/16
12 Balmain Tigers Win 26 10 21 Jun Lang Park 24,902 1/16
13 Parramatta Eels Win 20 4 28 Jun Parramatta Stadium 8,034 1/16
14 Eastern Suburbs Roosters Win 46 22 5 Jul Lang Park 23,906 1/16
15 Western Suburbs Magpies Loss 16 25 12 Jul Campbelltown Sports Ground 10,171 1/16
16 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Win 20 16 19 Jul Endeavour Field 6,246 1/16
17 Gold Coast Seagulls Win 30 10 26 Jul Seagulls Stadium 13,401 1/16
18 Canberra Raiders Win 28 12 31 Jul Lang Park 24,192 1/16
19 Penrith Panthers Win 12 6 7 Aug Penrith Football Stadium 12,852 1/16
20 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Win 22 10 14 Aug Lang Park 25,867 1/16
21 Newcastle Knights Win 37 20 23 Aug Lang Park 28,828 1/16
22 Illawarra Steelers Win 15 8 28 Aug Wollongong 14,512 1/16
Semi Final Illawarra Steelers Win 22 12 13 Sep Sydney Football Stadium 38,859
GRAND FINAL St George Dragons Win 28 8 27 Sep Sydney Football Stadium 41,560
WCC Wigan Warriors Win 22 8 31 Oct Central Park 17,460
*Game following a State of Origin match

Scorers[edit]

Player Tries Goals FG Points
Terry Matterson 2 74/108 0 156
Allan Langer 12 0 1 49
Steve Renouf 12 0 0 48
Julian O'Neill 6 11/14 1 47
Willie Carne 11 0 0 44
Kevin Walters 11 0 0 44
Michael Hancock 10 0 0 40
Alan Cann 6 0 0 24
Chris Johns 6 0 0 24
Kerrod Walters 4 0 0 16
Pat Savage 3 0 0 12
Mark Hohn 2 0 0 8
Glenn Lazarus 2 0 0 8
Brett Plowman 2 0 0 8
Gavin Allen 1 0 0 4
Tony Currie 1 0 0 4
Trevor Gillmeister 1 0 0 4
Paul Hauff 1 0 0 4
Willie Morganson 1 0 0 4
John Plath 1 0 0 4
Peter Ryan 1 0 0 4

Grand final[edit]

                              Brisbane Broncos vs. St. George Dragons
Player Position Player
Julian O'Neill Fullback Mick Potter
Michael Hancock Wing Ricky Walford
Steve Renouf Centre Mark Coyne
Chris Johns Centre Graeme Bradley
Willie Carne Wing Ian Herron
Kevin Walters Five-eighth Michael Beattie (C)
Allan Langer (C) Halfback Noel Goldthorpe
Glenn Lazarus Prop Tony Priddle
Kerrod Walters Hooker Wayne Collins
Gavin Allen Prop Neil Tierney
Trevor Gillmeister Second Row David Barnhill
Alan Cann Second Row Scott Gourley
Terry Matterson Lock Jeff Hardey
Mark Hohn Interchange Brad Mackay
Andrew Gee Interchange Rex Terp
John Plath Interchange Tony Smith
Tony Currie Interchange Matthew Elliott
Wayne Bennett Coach Brian Smith

Brisbane 28 (Tries: Langer 2, Cann 2, Renouf; Goals: Matterson 4/5)

defeated

St George 8 (Tries: Walford, Gourley; Goals: Herron 0/2 )

Halftime: Brisbane 6-4

Referee: Greg McCallum

Stadium: Sydney Football Stadium

Crowd: 41, 560

Clive Churchill Medal: Allan Langer (Brisbane)

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. 88. ISBN 978-0-7022-3536-8. 
  2. ^ "Honour Board". broncos.com.au. Brisbane Broncos. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

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