1 May 2011

Storm smash Knights to go second

8:39 am on 1 May 2011

Brisbane remain top of the National Rugby League but the Storm are just a win behind the high-flying Broncos, after thrashing the Newcastle Knights in Melbourne 42-12.

Elsewhere there were wins for the Titans at home on the Gold Coast over the Sydney Roosters, and the Cowboys over Manly at Townsville.

North Queensland co-captain Johnathan Thurston continued his run of form as the Cowboys beat a fast-finishing Manly 22-20 while the scored a morale-boosting 24-13 home victory over the Chooks.

The Broncos extended their impressive winning streak to seven NRL matches with a 20-12 victory over the Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.