Fans tuned in to watch Joseph Suaalii’s much-anticipated debut, but instead they were treated to a Broncos miracle in what has become the second highest rating game on Fox League of all time.
Brisbane’s 34-16 win over the Roosters last Saturday night was watched by 499,000 people across Foxtel and Kayo, catapulting it up into the record books.
The clash had fans eager to see how star playmaker Sam Walker would fare against the Broncos, while teen sensation Suaalii was named to ply his first game.
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The Broncos pulled off one of their great wins of recent times last Saturday night.Source:Getty Images
Fox League’s exclusive coverage also featured a Jake Friend farewell on a night when the underdog Brisbane side fought their way through to their third win of the year.
The match also saw Victor Radley placed on report four times and sent to the sin bin on two separate occasions.
Fox Sports executive director Steve Crawley said it was a blockbuster match many fans simply could not look away from.
“The underdog Broncos taking down a champion side in the Roosters and so much drama, it was impossible to look away,” Crawley said.
“It’s a great endorsement for the NRL and Fox League’s coverage.”
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