Broncos Dominate Raiders 34-10 as Ezra Mam Shines in NRL Round 7 Match

Broncos trounce Raiders 34-10 in dominant display, led by young stars Mam and Walsh. Broncos push into Top Eight as they continue strong start to season.

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Broncos Dominate Raiders 34-10 as Ezra Mam Shines in NRL Round 7  Match

Broncos Dominate Raiders 34-10 as Ezra Mam Shines in NRL Round 7 Match

The Brisbane Broncos defeated the Canberra Raiders 34-10 in an NRL round 7 match at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night. Broncos young star Ezra Mam had a standout performance, scoring one try and setting up three others in a dominant display.

The Broncos raced out to a commanding 28-0 halftime lead, with fullback Reece Walsh also scoring two tries and kicking five goals for 18 points. Walsh and Mam's individual brilliance turned the game after the Broncos had spent much of the early exchanges defending. The Broncos' kicking game caused problems for the Raiders throughout the match.

Simi Sasagi scored his first career try for the Broncos, who led 28-6 at one point. The Raiders suffered a further injury blow when star halfback Jamal Fogarty was ruled out with a suspected biceps rupture. Kotoni Staggs was on the bench for the Broncos as a precaution due to a knee issue.

Why this matters: The win was an important one for the Broncos as they continue their strong start to the season, pushing them into the Top Eight for the first time. It also highlighted the emergence of young stars like Mam and Walsh as key players for the Broncos' future.

Broncos lock Patrick Carrigan praised the team's defensive effort, believing coach Kevin Walters will be happier with their performance. "I think Kevvie will be really happy with our defense tonight," Carrigan said. "We had a lot of good ball there in the first half and we were able to turn that into points."

The Broncos will look to continue their winning ways when they face the Wests Tigers next week, while the Raiders will aim to rebound as they host the Cronulla Sharks.

Key Takeaways

  • Broncos defeated Raiders 34-10 in NRL round 7 match at Suncorp Stadium.
  • Broncos' Ezra Mam and Reece Walsh had standout performances, scoring tries and assists.
  • Broncos led 28-0 at halftime, with their kicking game causing problems for Raiders.
  • Broncos' win pushes them into the Top Eight, highlighting emergence of young stars.
  • Broncos face Wests Tigers next, while Raiders host Cronulla Sharks.