Adam Reynolds was the star of the show as he inspired the Brisbane Broncos to a 34-14 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.
The Broncos are priced at 7/2 to make the top eight in the 2022 NRL campaign and sit 3-4 after coming from behind to beat the Bulldogs.
It looked as though the Broncos were in for a grim night as the Bulldogs started strongly and lead 10-0 at one point. They made it 14-6 early in the second half as Matt Dufty went over.
However the Broncos, inspired by new recruit Reynolds, came roaring back to take the win.
"Very happy. I'd just like to know where that was earlier in the game," coach Kevin Walters told reporters after the game when asked about the strong final quarter of the game.
"The talent's there, it was good to see them get a bit of joy, it's a been a slog this last month."
Much has been expected of Reynolds since he arrived from South Sydney at the end of last season and Walters was delighted to see him inspire the fightback.
"He's good, that's why we got him and that's going to continue to grow for him," Walters added. "I was happy for Adam, he's been under as much pressure as anyone, through no fault of his."
Meanwhile Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett was also full of praise for the star playmaker.
"Brisbane will benefit from having a player like him (Reynolds) in their team,” he said. "He knows what to do and when to do it, but we were our own worst enemy in the last 20 minutes."