Dragons hang on in Suncorp thriller

The Dragons have defeated the Brisbane Broncos in a 28-24 thriller at Suncorp Stadium.

In the club’s first game without Paul McGregor, Interim coach Dean Young successfully came out a winner in his debut match as the man in charge.

Today’s victory makes it back-to-back wins for the Dragons.

But the Dragons may count themselves lucky after the Broncos wrestled back momentum and erased St George’s opening start to the match where they poured on two tries in the first five minutes.

“For a club that after 10 minutes you were sitting there thinking it would be a horror show, it ended up being a cracking night of footy,” Roosters legend Brad Fittler told Nine after the game.

For the Broncos, young star Kotoni Staggs said despite the loss, he was impressed with his side’s effort in the second half

“I think that’s the best second half we’ve played all year,” Staggs said.

“It’s just some stupid mistakes and some penalties that we gave away. the effort was there.”

“At half-time, we came out and defence was everything for us. We just had to focus on our defence.”

With a minute to go and the match in the balance, Dragons five-eighth Corey Norman produced a stunning 70m kick that led to a line drop out after Broncos fullback Darius Boyd found himself with no room to move inside the in-goal.

“I just knew we had to get it down there and let the Broncos come up with the play [on the 70m kick to ice the game,” Norman said.

“Lucky enough it sat up and we kept them in there. It’s always good [to win against your old club].

“There are so many new faces here, but it’s good to get a win. We were still sloppy there. I thought we tried to defend our way on the wing, so we need to work on that for next week.”

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