7 Apr 2017

Broncos too good for Roosters

6:08 am on 7 April 2017

The Brisbane Broncos have got their NRL campaign back on track with a 32-8 win over the Sydney Roosters in Brisbane.

However halfback Ben Hunt joined a growing injury list.

Brisbane Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Considered "off the pace" and "in their shell" by coach Wayne Bennett, Brisbane's backline finally fired to inflict a second straight loss on the Roosters.

But it came at a cost.

Hunt limped off with a hamstring injury in the 49th minute, suffered when he crashed over for a controversially disallowed try moments earlier.

To make matters worse, the Broncos lost Queensland winger Corey Oates (groin) before the kickoff and prop Korbin Sims (foot) by the 60th minute.

Bennett had complained about their misfiring attack before the Roosters clash, admitting that pivot Anthony Milford had been distracted by ongoing contract talks.

Brisbane had the third worst attack in the league, averaging less than 16 points a game after five rounds.

However, Milford and the Broncos came alive last night, flexing their muscle to pile on five tries to two.

The Roosters remain third on the table for now, while the Broncos improve to seventh.