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Raiders go down to Broncos in NRLW round six clash

The Raiders have fallen to the Brisbane Broncos in a disappointing 40-8 loss at Totally Workwear Stadium.

The Raiders were the first to go over the line with Jessica Gentle going in for her first try in the green jersey in the fourth minute, putting the scores at 4-0 early.

The Raiders were in again in the 11th minute with Cheyelle Robins-Reti managing to put the ball down off the back of a great kick from halfback Ash Quinlan.

The Broncos answered the Raiders tries in the 19th minute with a try from Shenae Ciesiolka off the back of an Ali Brigginshaw linebreak.

Along with the conversion from Brigginshaw, the scores were sat at 8-6 in favour of the Raiders.

The Broncos then took the lead in the 27th minute with a try on the wing from Julia Robinson which brought scores out to 10-8.

The unsuccessful conversions left the scores 10-8 heading into halftime.

Despite the Raiders coming out and looking red hot in the second half, the Broncos were the first to get over the line after an error from the Raiders, Brigginshaw powered through in the 41st minute.

The successful conversion brought the lead out to eight points, with the score reading 16-8 in favour of Brisbane.

The Broncos were in again just three minutes later with a try from Gayle Broughton along with the conversion from Brigginshaw the scores were 22-8.

Broncos Lauren Dam went in for a try on the wing just a minute later in the 45th minute which had the scores sitting at 26-8.

Centre Mele Hufanga for the Broncos went in for a try after two back-to-back sets of six in the 52nd minute, the missed conversion from Brigginshaw had scores sitting at 30-8.

Lauren Dam went in for her second try of the game in the 55th minute for the Broncos, the conversion from Brigginshaw brought the scores to 36-8.

Mele Hufanga went over for her second try for the Broncos with just two minutes left on the clock which had scores left at 40-8 for fulltime.

The Raiders will now head home to face the Knights at GIO Stadium, Canberra this Saturday.

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