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Of all the harum-scarum tries in Vodafone Warriors history – and there have been so many of them – one they concocted against the Brisbane Broncos in 2002 was as extraordinary as they come.

It was the try, or more accurately the build-up to it, that left the great Ray Warren deliriously proclaiming: “That is simply amazing! That is amazing!”

And no doubt it was.

It happened at ANZ Stadium on June 30, 2002, a day when the Vodafone Warriors would go on to claim their first away win over the Broncos after six previous failures.

After being level 6-6 at halftime, the Daniel Anderson-coached visitors put together a stunning second half display to take the contest 26-16.

It was the try from nowhere finished by Brent Webb that left Warren gushing and everyone else plain breathless just watching it unfold.

June 30, 2002

ANZ Stadium, Brisbane

Brisbane Broncos 16 (Lote Tuqiri 2, Carl Webb tries; Michael De Vere 2 conversions).

Vodafone Warriors 26 (Brent Webb 2, Henry Fa’afili, Clinton Toopi, Justin Morgan tries; Ivan Cleary 2 conversions; Stacey Jones conversion).

Halftime: 6-6.

Referee: Bill Harrigan.

Crow: 24,907.


Vodafone Warriors | Ivan Cleary; Henry Fa’afili, John Carlaw, Clinton Toopi, Justin Murphy; Lance Hohaia, Stacey Jones (c); Mark Tookey, P J Marsh, Richard Villasanti; Ali Lauitiiti, Awen Guttenbeil; Logan Swann. Interchange: Iafeta Paleaaesina, Brent Webb, Justin Morgan, Francis Meli.

Brisbane Broncos | Darren Lockyer; Lote Tuqiri, Brent Tate, Michael De Vere, Stuart Kelly; Casey McGuire, Allan Langer; Shane Webcke, Shane Walker, Andrew Gee; Brad Meyers, Corey Parker; Phillip Lee. Interchange: Shaun Berrigan, Petero Civoniceva, Gorden Tallis, Carl Webb.

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