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NRL Grand Final Brisbane Broncos versus Sydney

NRL Grand Final: Brisbane Bronco v Sydney City Roosters
Article: Mathew Loh

BRISBANE proved their tag as the leagues "dominant force" and farewelled Bronco
legends Kevin Walters and Michael Hancock in style by beating Sydney City 14-6 in Sunday's league Grand Final at Stadium Australia.


With Kevin Campion, and Kiwis Tonie Carroll and Brad Thorn also departing the Bronco machine was revving at full noise to ensure a send-off par excellence in the football match that stops Sydney.


An inspired, fired up Brisbane with a brace of tries to their huge pacy wings Lote Tuqiri and Wendall Sailor were too much for a gallant Rooster outfit who despite the class of Brad Fittler and Adrian Lam and heart of Bryan Fletcher and Luke Ricketson were never going to spoil the Bronco party.


Human pain sponge Shane Webke - playing in consecutive games with a broken arm - summed up the attitude of his ecstatic teamates with succinct stye: This is why you play footy........you can't buy this shit".

Insiration extraordinaire and literally a living league legend and veteran Bronco standoff "Kevvy" Walters was typically humble: "It was a hard, hard game but the boys wanted it and they all played well to get a deserved win over a very hard Sydney team".

And with a smile as big as a halloween pumpkin wonder-wing Wendall Sailor was effusive in his praise of Walters and master coach Wayne Bennett.
"He's (Wayne Bennett) not God but he's close to it and what can you say about Kevvy he's won six grand finals and is the ultimate player and person...he's so down to earth," said Sailor.
"We just went out listened to Wayne and followed Kevvy and look what happened we won the Grand Final".

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