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Published Time: 05.07.2024 - 10:00:40 Modified Time: 05.07.2024 - 10:00:40

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Brisbane face the Dragons, Knights, Bulldogs, Titans, Cowboys, Eels, Dolphins and Storm to finish the season.

“In my experience in rugby league, if you keep training well and turning up and putting in the effort we did tonight, it will turn,” coach Kevin Walters said.

“I’ve been at clubs as a player and an assistant coach where we’ve lost five games in a row, I think the record at the Broncos is eight or nine, we don’t want to break that record.

“It’s just sticking together. We’ve got an Origin game to get through now as well, which is part of it, but once we get the crew back together, we’ll set sail for a strong finish to the season.

It’s just not there for us at the moment.”

NRL great James Graham said on Fox League that Brisbane should have kicked on from last year’s grand final.

“It can be quite frightening when you’re a Broncos supporter looking at that ladder and how it might look on Sunday evening,” Graham said.

“The situation is this, you need 13 wins to play finals football and the Broncos have eight games left, so they need to find six victories.

“It’s pretty tough as well, next week they play the Dragons, both teams without their Origin players and then backing up from Origin they take on Newcastle.

“Somehow they need to find six wins and you’d even say it’s a disappointment if the Broncos don’t make the top four.

“Look back at last year’s grand final, earth shattering (result) but the talk was it was going to be the building of this Broncos’ team.

“That was the best 40 minutes to start a game that I’ve seen from the Broncos all season, but it makes you wonder, where was that against the Titans, against South Sydney… had they won those two games then we’re not talking them missing the top eight, we’re talking them in the top four but they’re nowhere near that at the moment.”