2001 Brisbane Broncos season

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The 2001 Brisbane Broncos season was the fourteenth in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2001 Telstra Premiership and finished the regular season in fifth position, going on to play in the finals and coming within one match of the grand final.

Season summary[edit]

As the 2000 season's premiers, the Brisbane Broncos travelled to England in January to contest the 2001 World Club Challenge. The players wore black armbands during the match in memory of the club's co-founder Paul "Porky" Morgan who had died from a heart attack the previous day. Brent Tate made his NRL debut for the Broncos this season. The 2001 NRL season was unusual for the Broncos in that they were unable to string together more than three wins at any time during the season. They lost six games from rounds 20 to 25, at the time the club's worst-ever losing streak. However they finished in 5th position and made it as far as the preliminary final which they lost to Parramatta, in what was a rematch of the preliminary final from the previous season in which the Broncos won 16–10.

Match results[edit]

Round Opponent Result Bro. Opp. Date Venue Crowd Position
WCC St Helens R.F.C. Loss 18 20 26 Jan Reebok Stadium 16,041
1 North Queensland Cowboys Win 18 17 17 Feb Dairy Farmers Stadium 21,759 7/14
2 Penrith Panthers Win 38 22 24 Feb ANZ Stadium 17,345 1/14
3 Parramatta Eels Loss 18 26 2 Mar Parramatta Stadium 18,119 4/14
4 Wests Tigers Win 24 6 10 Mar ANZ Stadium 12,484 3/14
5 Newcastle Knights Win 42 8 16 Mar ANZ Stadium 22,540 2/14
6 New Zealand Warriors Loss 12 13 24 Mar Ericsson Stadium 13,921 3/14
7 Canterbury Bulldogs Win 34 6 30 Mar Sydney Showground 16,642 1/14
8 Melbourne Storm Win 18 16 8 Apr ANZ Stadium 17,809 1/14
9 Sydney Roosters Loss 18 20 13 Apr Sydney Football Stadium 21,126 2/14
10 St George Illawarra Dragons Win 40 16 21 Apr ANZ Stadium 19,768 2/14
11 Cronulla Sharks Win 35 16 27 Apr ANZ Stadium 20,571 2/14
12* Canberra Raiders Draw 26 26 13 May Bruce Stadium 14,414 2/14
13 Northern Eagles Win 22 6 20 May ANZ Stadium 16,306 2/14
14 North Queensland Cowboys Win 50 6 27 May ANZ Stadium 14,174 1/14
15 Penrith Panthers Win 29 16 2 Jun Penrith Football Stadium 11,757 1/14
16* Parramatta Eels Loss 12 28 15 Jun ANZ Stadium 28,531 2/14
17 Wests Tigers Win 44 10 23 Jun Campbelltown Stadium 8,362 2/14
18* Newcastle Knights Loss 0 44 6 Jul Marathon Stadium 22,834 2/14
19 New Zealand Warriors Win 48 12 15 Jul Carrara Stadium 15,813 2/14
20 Canterbury Bulldogs Loss 30 37 22 Jul ANZ Stadium 25,830 3/14
21 Melbourne Storm Loss 28 32 29 Jul Telstra Dome 15,470 4/14
22 Sydney Roosters Loss 16 30 5 Aug ANZ Stadium 24,107 5/14
23 St George Illawarra Dragons Loss 18 20 12 Aug WIN Stadium 13,058 5/14
24 Cronulla Sharks Loss 16 24 19 Aug Shark Park 17,894 5/14
25 Canberra Raiders Loss 18 40 26 Aug ANZ Stadium 20,956 5/14
26 Northern Eagles Win 42 14 1 Sep Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium 10,265 5/14
Qualif. Final Cronulla Sharks Loss 6 22 7 Sep Shark Park 15,508
Semi Final St George Illawarra Dragons Win 44 28 15 Sep Sydney Football Stadium 19,259
Prelim. Final Parramatta Eels Loss 16 24 23 Sep Stadium Australia 34,184
*Game following a State of Origin match

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A P/D Pts
1 Parramatta Eels 26 20 2 4 839 406 433 42
2 Canterbury Bulldogs 26 17 3 6 617 538 49 37
3 Newcastle Knights 26 16 1 9 782 639 143 33
4 Cronulla Sharks 26 15 2 9 594 513 81 32
5 Brisbane Broncos 26 14 1 11 696 511 185 29
6 Sydney Roosters 26 13 1 12 647 589 58 27
7 St George Illawarra Dragons 26 12 2 12 661 573 88 26
8 New Zealand Warriors 26 12 2 12 638 629 9 26
9 Melbourne Storm 26 11 1 14 704 725 -21 23
10 Northern Eagles 26 11 1 14 603 750 -149 23
11 Canberra Raiders 26 9 1 16 600 623 -23 19
12 Wests Tigers 26 9 1 16 474 746 -272 19
13 North Queensland Cowboys 26 6 2 18 514 771 -257 14
14 Penrith Panthers 26 7 0 19 521 847 -326 14

Scorers[edit]

Player Tries Goals FG Points
Michael De Vere 2 99/122 0 206
Lote Tuqiri 21 0/1 0 84
Wendell Sailor 18 1/1 0 74
Chris Walker 17 0 0 68
Darren Lockyer 7 16/23 2 62
Carl Webb 9 0 0 36
Shaun Berrigan 8 0 0 32
Ashley Harrison 8 0 0 32
Dane Carlaw 7 0 0 28
Petero Civoniceva 6 0 0 24
Scott Prince 4 2/2 0 20
Justin Hodges 4 0 0 16
Stuart Kelly 4 0 0 16
Ben Ikin 3 0 0 12
Luke Priddis 3 0 0 12
Gorden Tallis 3 0 0 12
Shane Webcke 3 0 0 12
Corey Parker 2 0 0 8
Brad Meyers 1 0 0 4
Kevin Walters 1 0 0 4

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

  • Nil

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honour Board". broncos.com.au. Brisbane Broncos. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

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