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Published Time: 26.05.2024 - 02:47:18 Modified Time: 26.05.2024 - 02:47:18

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However, the Titans would score the next three tries to lead 36-30 with nine minutes to play, including a try to Alofiana Khan-Pereira to put them ahead for the first time all afternoon.

Brisbane would hit back with a try when Walsh and Selwyn Cobbo combined down the right edge with just over five minutes remaining, however, Broncos half Jock Madden missed a tough sideline conversion to keep the Titans ahead by two.

Despite fielding a team with far less star power and experience than their Queensland rivals, the Titans held their nerve in the final five minutes to win, even though star back rower David Fifita was forced from the ground following the Cobbo try for a HIA.

Earlier Walsh, who missed Magic Round with a left knee issue, broke through the Titans defence before finding Mam, who was tackled deep in Titans territory. A few tackles later, Payne Haas barged over from short range to open the scoring.

Walsh had his fingerprints all over another Broncos try later in the half, delivering a lovely short ball onto Brendan Piakura who crashed over from short range to give the Broncos a 24-10 lead.

The Titans would score through Erin Clark in the final minute of the first half to trim the margin to eight (24-16) at halftime.

The electric Reece Walsh will be named as the Maroons fullback in the next 24 hours, but there were some slight concerns over a knee issue he’s been dealing with.

Walsh missed the Magic Round win over Manly and had his knee in a brace against the Titans, but he was at his brilliant best.

Just a few minutes into the game, Walsh made a big break down the left edge which led to a Payne Haas try a couple of tackles later.

He laid on a lovely short ball at the end of the half to Brendan Piakura, who barged over to score from close range.

At halftime, Walsh had 97m, three tackle busts, two line breaks and a try assist.

“Reece Walsh on the edge has been dangerous,” Greg Alexander said on Fox League.

Walsh was quieter in the second half, but his impact was still evident, including setting up Selwyn Cobbo for Brisbane’s final try.

The star fullback finished the game with seven tackle busts, five (!) line break assists and two try assists.

While Walsh was terrific for the Broncos, he might have been outplayed by his opposite number.

Keano Kini had his best game at NRL level in the upset win, proving just how deep the Titans fullback stocks are.

With Jayden Campbell and AJ Brimson out, the Titans needed someone to step up in the backline, and Kini did just that.

He probed the Broncos line and asked questions all day.

Not only was he a threat as a ball runner, but as a ball player.

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