first_img Since you’re here… Doubts grow over Boyd Cordner’s fitness for State of Origin Game 3 Share on LinkedIn Topics Gold Coast Titans … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. NRL Read more Australia sport Brisbane have piled on the points in a crucial victory that has all but ended Gold Coast’s faint NRL finals hopes. The Broncos’ 34-0 win over the Titans on the Gold Coast on Sunday was their biggest all season, improving a for-and-against figure that stood at -40 before kick off.A third successive win kept them embedded in the eight and pushed the 6-10 Titans four wins off the pace with eight games remaining. None of the Broncos’ nine previous wins this season had been by more than nine points. But poor discipline and consistent errors from the hosts made it easy for the Broncos to establish a 20-0 lead by the break and slowly build that margin in a scrappy second half.Trailing 8-0 after Kodi Nikorima opened the scoring in the second minute, the Titans looked to have a reply when Kevin Proctor busted through a gap. But Ashley Taylor’s short pass was ruled forward, while a mysterious knock-on ruling against a sure-handed Ryan James soon after took the wind out of their sails in front of 18,005 fans.Exciting teenage centre Kotoni Staggs then jumped and gathered one-handed before throwing off Michael Gordon for a match-turning try. Darius Boyd crossed for the Broncos for a 20-0 lead after 30 minutes as the Titans routinely tossed in simple errors to sabotage any signs of a fightback.Halfback Taylor had a night to forget, throwing two forward passes and missing touch by a big margin when looking for extra metres following a penalty in a sloppy first half. He obstructed a chaser in the second half to continue an error-riddled night that had rookie coach Garth Brennan spinning in disgust in his chair.The lop-sided contest followed a club-worst 54-0 thrashing at the same ground last season and reinstated the Broncos’ dominance over their Queensland rivals after the Titans’ upset win in Brisbane earlier this season. newscenter_img Brisbane Broncos Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share via Email Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Rugby league Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img

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