LIVE: Penrith edge Tigers in spiteful clash

The New Zealand Warriors have consigned the Brisbane Broncos to their sixth straight loss in a 26-16 epic, to keep the Queenslanders winless since the COVID break and the pressure firmly mounted on coach Anthony Seibold.

It was one-way traffic in the first half as an impressive Xavier Coates double gifted Brisbane the perfect start to see them 10-points up inside 25-minutes.

But a late try from the Warriors before half-time set up a tantalising second period.

The tone of the match shifted returning to the field with the Warriors striking back to claim the lead through Agantius Paasi.

That was short-lived, however, after Herbie Fanrworth pounced on a fortunate bounce from Anthony Milford’s kick to reclaim the lead for the Broncos.

Ever the battlers, the Warriors refused to roll over. And with no Roger Tuivasa-Scheck or Kodi Nikorima, the New Zealanders engineered a comeback for the ages.

Ken Maumalolo was the man to lead the charge, bagging a late double that included the decisive try to send the Broncos to another week in the NRL firing line.

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