18 Sep 2011

Broncos squeeze past the Dragons in NRL finals win

5:56 am on 18 September 2011

The Brisbane Broncos rugby league side has advanced to a NRL preliminary final against Manly after defeating St George Illawarra 13-12 in a golden point win in Brisbane last night

Darren Lockyer ensured his last game at his home ground would be remembered for all the right reasons when he sunk a wobbly 82nd-minute golden-point field goal to abruptly draw the curtain on departing coach Wayne Bennett's Dragons tenure.

But the Broncos skipper copped an accidental knee to the cheek from teammate Gerard Beale in the 70th minute, prompting major concerns for his fitness for next weekend.

In the other preliminary final the Warriors will face minor premiers, the Melbourne Storm