Brave Broncos halves shine despite ‘catastrophic’ injury toll, Raiders star sizzles: 3 Big Hits

Despite losing Payne Haas, Adam Reynolds, and Herbie Farnworth to injuries in a frenzied match at Suncorp Stadium

The Broncos defeated the Raiders 24-18 for their eighth straight victory.

After going off in the first half and being ruled out for the game, the Broncos and Blues coach Brad Fittler are concerned about a fresh AC shoulder injury to Payne Haas.

Michael Ennis bemoaned the Broncos' 'catastrophic' injury toll, which included skipper Adam Reynolds suffering a rib injury and Herbie Farnworth suffering a bicep injury.

After going off in the first half and being ruled out for the game, the Broncos and Blues coach Brad Fittler are concerned about a fresh AC shoulder injury to Payne Haas.

Ezra Mam, a Broncos rookie, dashed over from close range to give the hosts a 6-0 lead.

With Nick Cotric outjumping the Broncos to tie the game at 6-6, the Raiders took the lead.

On his Brisbane debut, winger Jordan Pereira, who replaced the rested Selwyn Cobbo on the flank, scored a try for the Broncos.

In a seesawing first half, Corey Horsburgh barged across from close range to see the Raiders lock up the scores once more.

Corey Horsburgh will return to the bench with Corey Harawira-Naera, who returns from Covid procedures, after logging just 19 minutes in the Origin opener.

It sets the scene for a crucial clash as the Broncos aim to cement their top four spot, while the resurgent Raiders are looking to keep in touch with the top eight.