Corey Oates was one other on report for a excessive shot, as was Canterbury centre Reimis Smith, who was behind a cannonball sort out on Alex Glenn that noticed the Broncos captain rushed to the rooms with suspected medial ligament injury.
Later studies instructed Glenn heard a popping sound. Scans on Sunday will reveal extra, though the Bulldogs may want an post-mortem after a efficiency that was disjointed and clumsy in opposition to pretty restricted opposition.
Winger Nick Meaney supplied a first-half spotlight with an acrobatic end within the nook to have them trailing 10-Four on the break. Other than that, they conjured little in assault, with Brisbane on most events capable of merely rush up and lower off any side-to-side actions after two passes.
After they did have restricted possibilities to mount stress on the Broncos line, Kieran Foran’s kicking recreation and fifth-tackle choices had been something however crisp. His Broncos counterpart Anthony Milford has been off form however his kicking recreation was on track, no less than, and it helped Brisbane in spades on Saturday.
You could not accuse the Bulldogs of dropping out however even in opposition to a Broncos facet that has regarded innocent in opposition to the great golf equipment and on a six-game shedding streak, they had been effectively off the tempo.
Whether or not Pay has the standard of gamers at his disposal to do a lot better stays to be seen. He inherited a facet that misplaced a number of skilled gamers as a consequence of wage cap woes and has pleaded for some endurance to try to rebuild and recruit.
Thompson appears a advantageous buy, was full of fireplace in his debut and supplied some starch in defence. He had a operating battle with Pangai jnr that was soundly received by the mercurial Broncos large man, who was a relentless hazard together with his exhausting carries and 6 offloads.
Pay will know extra subsequent week after a board assembly, making for an uncomfortable few days. As for Seibold, he’ll little question get pleasure from per week with out pundits, followers and former gamers calling for his head.