BRISBANE emerged from its battle with the Warriors with a narrow 10-8 win in wet and slippery conditions at Lang Park on Friday night.
Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin prepared his players for an 80-minute grind all week and that is exactly how the clash unfolded in front of a crowd of 32,148.
The Warriors almost pulled off a stunning last play in the dying seconds before full-back Josh Hoffman dragged down giant Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei, who flung the ball back infield to James Maloney.
With the siren blasting in the background, Maloney put a cross-field kick into the left corner which Brisbane winger Gerard Beale only just managed to bat over the dead ball line as a miracle try loomed large.
"[We were] always hoping it was going to come off but we shouldn't have put ourselves in that position in the first place," Warriors lock Elijah Taylor told Grandstand.
Read the full match report at ABC news online.
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