2016 Brisbane Broncos season

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2016 Brisbane Broncos season
NRL Rank 5th
Play-off result Lost Semi-Final
(North Queensland Cowboys, 20-26)
2016 record Wins: 16; Draws: 0; Losses: 10
Points scored For: 618; Against: 488
Team information
CEO Paul White
Coach Wayne Bennett
Captain
Stadium Suncorp Stadium - 52,500
Avg. Attend. 43,184
High. Attend. 52,347
(vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, RD10)
Top scorers
Tries Corey Oates (18)
Goals Corey Parker (45)
Points Jordan Kahu (144)
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The 2016 Brisbane Broncos season is the 29th in the club's history. Coached by Wayne Bennett, and captained by Corey Parker, they compete in the NRL's 2016 Telstra Premiership. Prior to the start of the Premiership season, the Broncos competed in the 2016 Auckland Nines, finishing last in their pool. During the mid-season 2016 State of Origin series six Broncos players were selected for Queensland.

Season summary[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Squad List[edit]

Squad Movement[edit]

Gains[edit]

Player Signed From Until End of Notes
Carlin Anderson Ipswich Colours.svg Ipswich Jets
2016
[1]
Caleb Timu Free Agent
2017
[2]
Salesi Funaki Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers
2017
[3]

Losses[edit]

Player Signed To Until End of Notes
Justin Hodges Retirement
-
[4]
David Stagg Retirement
-
[5]
Mitchell Dodds Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves
2016
[6]
Todd Lowrie Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights
2016
[7]
Jordan Drew Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
2017
[8]
Daniel Vidot Redscolours.svg Super League: Salford Red Devils
2017
[9]
Jayden Nikorima Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
2018
[10]
Matt Parcell Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
2018
[11]
Ashley Taylor Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2018
[12]

Re-signings[edit]

Contract lengths[edit]

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 19 0 5 2 563 302 +261 42
2 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 17 1 6 2 688 456 +232 39
3 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (P) 24 17 1 6 2 580 404 +176 39
4 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 15 0 9 2 584 355 +229 34
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 15 0 9 2 554 434 +120 34
6 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 14 0 10 2 563 463 +100 32
7 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 14 0 10 2 506 448 +58 32
8 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 11 1 12 2 508 497 +11 27
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 2 499 607 −108 26
10 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 10 0 14 2 513 601 −88 24
11 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 10 0 14 2 341 538 −197 24
12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 9 0 15 2 473 549 −76 22
13 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 8 0 16 2 454 563 −109 20
14 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 13 0 11 2 298 324 −26 181
15 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 6 0 18 2 443 576 −133 16
16 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 1 1 22 2 305 800 −495 7

1 Parramatta were deducted 12 competition points and their for/against tally accumulated between rounds 1-9 for gross long-term salary cap breaches.


Fixtures[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals
Saturday, 6 February North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Salter Oval 48-26 Eden (2), Whitchurch (2), Seve, Kahu, Roberts, Nikorima, Milford Parker (3), Kahu (3)
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw

NRL Auckland Nines[edit]

The NRL Auckland Nines is a pre-season rugby league nines competition featuring all 16 NRL clubs. The 2016 competition wias played over two days on 6 and 7 February at Eden Park. The Broncos featured in the Hunua pool and played the Warriors, Bulldogs and Sea Eagles.

Hunua Pool
Team Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 3 2 0 1 61 31 +30 4
Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 3 2 0 1 34 34 0 4
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 3 2 0 1 37 55 –18 4
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 3 0 0 3 29 41 –12 0
Date Time (Local) Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals
Saturday, 6 February 2:45pm Round 1 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Eden Park 8-11 Opacic (2) Thaiday (0/1), Isaako (0/1)
Saturday, 6 February 6:40pm Round 2 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Eden Park 13-15 Arrow, McCullough Timu (2/2)
Sunday, 7 February 12:40pm Round 3 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Eden Park 8-15 Isaako, Murphy Isaako (0/2)
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw

World Club Series[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Saturday, 21 February Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors DW Stadium 42-12 Oates (2), Nikorima (2), Gillett, Wallace, Eden Parker (6/6), Kahu (1/1) 19,103
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw

Regular season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Thursday, 3 March Round 1 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Pirtek Stadium 4 – 17 Kahu (2), Oates Parker (1/4), Milford (1/1, 1/1 FG) 17,324
Friday, 11 March Round 2 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Suncorp Stadium 25 – 10 Oates, Reed, Boyd, Gillett Parker (2/3), Milford (1/1, 1/1 FG), Kahu (1/2) 35,230
Saturday, 19 March Round 3 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers Pepper Stadium 23 – 22 Milford (2), Boyd, Hunt Parker (2/3), Kahu (1/1) 12,086
Friday, 25 March Round 4 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Suncorp Stadium 21 – 20 (Golden Point) Milford, Roberts Parker (6/6), Milford (1/1 FG) 46,176
Friday, 1 April Round 5 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Cbus Super Stadium 16 – 24 Roberts, Hunt, Kahu, Nikorima Kahu (3/3), Parker (1/2) 21,080
Thursday, 7 April Round 6 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Suncorp Stadium 26 – 0 Oates, Glenn, Milford, Kahu Parker (5/6), Milford (0/1 FG) 29,869
Saturday, 16 April Round 7 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Suncorp Stadium 53 – 0 Oates (3), Milford (3), Kahu (2), Hunt, Ofahengaue Parker (3/6), Kahu (3/5), Milford (1/1) FG) 30,394
Friday, 22 April Round 8 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Suncorp Stadium 30 – 8 Nikorima, Hunt, Oates, Kahu, Parker Parker (3/4), Kahu (2/2) 40,275
Sunday, 1 May Round 9 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Southern Cross Group Stadium 30 – 28 Kahu, Oates, Roberts, Thaiday, Parker 14,406
Saturday, 14 May Round 10 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Suncorp Stadium 30 – 6 Boyd, Milford (2), Thaiday, Oates Kahu (5/6) 52,347
Friday, 20 May Round 11 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 1300SMILES Stadium 19 – 18 Gillett (2), Kahu Kahu (3/5) 25,163
Friday, 27 May Round 12 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Suncorp Stadium 18 – 19 Eden, Roberts, Maranta Kahu (3/4) 27,153
Saturday, 4 June Round 13 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Mt Smart Stadium 36 – 18 Glen, Kahu, Tevita Pangai Junior Parker (2/2), Kahu (1/1) 15,097
Thursday, 9 June Round 14 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Suncorp Stadium 26 – 18 Parker, Boyd (3) Parker (5/5) 25,021
Round 15 Bye
Saturday, 25 June Round 16 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium 40 – 14 Oates, Roberts, Milford Parker (1/4) 15,106
Friday, 1 July Round 17 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Suncorp Stadium 6 – 48 Roberts Parker (1/1) 44,519
Round 18 Bye
Saturday, 16 July Round 19 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium 10 – 30 Maranta, Hunt, Oates (2), Roberts Kahu (3/3), Milford (2/2) 13,111
Friday, 22 July Round 20 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers Suncorp Stadium 12 – 31 Boyd, Roberts Parker (2/2) 30,878
Thursday, 28 July Round 21 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Allianz Stadium 32 – 16 Wallace, Opacic, Boyd Parker (2/3) 6,308
Thursday, 4 August Round 22 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra WIN Stadium 8 – 12 Thaiday, Maranta Parker (2/3) 5,662
Friday, 12 August Round 23 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Suncorp Stadium 38 – 16 Pearson (2), Oates (3), Milford, Hunt, Tevita Pangai Junior Parker (2/7), Milford (1/1) 30,189
Thursday, 18 August Round 24 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium 20 – 10 Opacic, Hunt, Thaiday Kahu (4/5) 27,746
Friday, 26 August Round 25 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm AAMI Park 16 – 26 Opacic (2), Kahu, Boyd, Arrow Kahu (1/3), Parker (2/2) 20,263
Thursday, 1 September Round 26 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Suncorp Stadium 24 – 14 Kahu (2), Roberts, Milford Milford (3/3), Parker (1/2) 37,566
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw   Bye

Finals[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 10 Sept, AAMI Park  
1  Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 16  
4  North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 10     SF1: 16 Sept, 1300SMILES Stadium  
     North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 26    
EF1: 9 Sept, Suncorp Stadium      Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 20       PF1: 24 Sept, AAMI Park
5  Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 44        Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 14  
8  Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 28          Canberra colours.svg Canberra 12     GF: 2 Oct, ANZ Stadium
         Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 12
  EF2: 11 Sept, Allianz Stadium       PF2: 23 Sept, Allianz Stadium      Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 14
6  Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 28          Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 32  
7  Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury 12     SF2: 17 Sept, GIO Stadium        North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 20  
     Canberra colours.svg Canberra 22    
QF2: 10 Sept, GIO Stadium      Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 12    
2  Canberra colours.svg Canberra 14  
3  Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 16  


Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Friday, 9 September Elimination Final Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Suncorp Stadium 44 – 28 Kahu (2), Glenn (2), Oates (2), Wallace, Milford Kahu (6/7), Parker (0/1) 43,170
Friday, 16 September Semi-Final North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 1300SMILES Stadium 20 – 26 (Extra Time) McCullough, Kahu, Oates Kahu (4/4) 23,904
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw

Statistics[edit]

Name App T G FG Pts
Adam Blair 22 0 0 0 0
Alex Glenn 21 2 0 0 8
Andrew McCullough 19 0 0 0 0
Anthony Milford 24 13 8 4 72
Totals 86 0 0 0

Source:[13]

Representatives[edit]

The following players have played a representative match in 2016.

All Stars match ANZAC Test Pacific Test State Of Origin 1 State Of Origin 2 State of Origin 3 Four Nations
Adam Blair
-
New Zealand
-
-
-
-
Darius Boyd
-
Australia
-
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
Matt Gillett
-
Australia
-
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
Jordan Kahu
World All Stars
New Zealand
-
-
-
-
Josh McGuire
-
Australia
-
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
Kodi Nikorima
-
New Zealand
-
-
-
-
Corey Oates
-
-
-
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
Joe Ofahengaue
-
-
Tonga
-
-
-
Corey Parker
-
Australia
-
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
James Roberts
Indigenous All Stars
-
-
-
-
-
Sam Thaiday
Indigenous All Stars
Australia
-
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badel, Peter (18 June 2015). "Broncos beat off NRL competition to sign rising talent Carlin Anderson". The Courier-Mail. 
  2. ^ "He's Officially Back: Caleb Timu". Brisbane Broncos. 9 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Salesi Chases Change". Brisbane Broncos. 2 Dec 2015. 
  4. ^ Whaley, Pamela (10 August 2015). "Justin Hodges retirement: The Brisbane Broncos captain will be remembered for these moments". Fox Sports. 
  5. ^ Garry, Chris (26 August 2015). "Broncos workaholic David Stagg to retire at end of NRL season". The Courier Mail. 
  6. ^ "Mitchell Dodds to join Warrington next season". Sky Sports. 12 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lowrie returns to Newcastle". Newcastle Knights. 25 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brisbane Broncos release Jordan Drew and James Gavet". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Daniel Vidot joins Salford from Brisbane Broncos". Sky Sports. 10 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Proszenko, Adrian (25 August 2015). "Signing of Jayden Nikorima gives Sydney Roosters another win over Brisbane Broncos". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  11. ^ Buchan, Jay (25 August 2015). "Parcell confirms three-year Manly deal". The Queensland Times. 
  12. ^ Badel, Peter (22 July 2015). "Broncos rookie Ashley Taylor snubs Manly's Bob Fulton to sign with Gold Coast Titans". The Courier-Mail. 
  13. ^ "Broncos NRL Player Statistics". 

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