Brisbane Broncos overcome injuries to beat Raiders; Storm debutant Grant Anderson scores twice in win over Roosters; Alex Johnston hat-trick leads Souths past Titans

Brisbane Broncos player Adam Reynolds is treated by a trainer on the field during an NRL game.

ABC Sport

The Brisbane Broncos have held on to beat Canberra 24-18 at Lang Park for their seventh straight NRL victory, but will be counting the cost after a hefty injury toll.

Already without Kotoni Staggs, Kurt Capewell and Selwyn Cobbo, who did not back up after Wednesday’s State of Origin opener, the Broncos lost halfback and captain Adam Reynolds to a rib injury, Blues prop Payne Haas to a shoulder issue, and centre Herbie Farnworth left the game let with a nasty looking bicep complaint.

They also ended the game with nobody left on the bench after a last-minute head knock tofive-eighth Ezra Mam.

The injuries meant Pat Carrigan played 68 minutes backing up from a gargantuan effort on Origin debut on Wednesday, when he played 64 straight…

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