The Brisbane Broncos over-ran the Melbourne Storm 38-14 on a day that was supposed to have been a celebration of the Storm's new home ground.
Coach Craig Bellamy says he knew the letdown was coming after their NRL salary cap scandal, but he's vowed it won't be the end of the club's competitiveness this season, even though they're playing for nothing but pride.
The injury-ravaged Broncos star was Israel Folau. In his first game back in Melbourne since leaving the Storm, the Brisbane centre showed just why rugby and AFL clubs are clamouring for his services with a dominant two-try display.
Gold Coast joined St George at the top of the table with a 38-36 heartstopper over Newcastle.