Broncos hold on to beat Dragons

Peter Wallace of the Broncos scores a try during the round five NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium
Peter Wallace of the Broncos scores a try during the round five NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium Bradley Kanaris - Getty Images

YOUNG five-eighth Corey Norman scored his first try in the number six jumper as Brisbane withstood a second-half comeback to down St George Illawarra 28-20 at Lang Park on Friday night.

Down 24-0 at half-time, the Dragons scored three tries between the 52nd and 63rd minute through winger Jason Nightingale, centre Kyle Stanley and full-back Brett Morris to cut the margin back to 24-16.

The scoreline was not as close as last September when an injured Darren Lockyer - the champion five-eighth Norman has replaced - kicked a field goal in golden point with a fractured cheekbone to end the Dragons' 2011 season.

But the drama and theatre was there again as the Dragons threatened one of the great comeback wins of modern times.

Norman will always remember his first try in the number six six jumper worn by former champions Wally Lewis, Kevin Walters and Lockyer.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.

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