11 Apr 2009

Dragons, Broncos go top after contrasting wins

6:45 am on 11 April 2009

The Brisbane Broncos have held on to beat the Sydney Roosters 28 - 24 in the National Rugby League, while St George Illawarra also won away, beating the Parramatta Eels 22 - 8.

Brisbane rookie Antonio Winterstein came back to haunt his old side by scoring two brilliant second half tries as the Broncos claimed a five tries to four victory in front of 18,464 fans at the Sydney Football Stadium.

At Parramatta Stadium the Dragons absorbed a bruising assault from the fired-up Eels, showing greater composure and superior ball control to notch up the three-tries-to-one win in front of 19,017 fans.