7 Sep 2013

Unqualified Broncos upset Bulldogs

5:59 am on 7 September 2013

The opening game of the NRL's final regular season round resulted in an upset win for the Brisbane Broncos over the Canterbury Bulldogs 16-11 at Suncorp Stadium.

A crowd of 26,000 turned up to watch the desperate Broncos draw the curtain on the worst season in their history, and to get a glimpse of their new signing for the next three seasons Ben Barba, who came off the Bulldogs bench late in the first half.

The result wasn't a massive blow to Canterbury's finals campaign - they will still host a knockout playoff next week - but coach Des Hasler was far from impressed by their sloppy display.