Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs halfback Brent Sherwin turned the knife on Brisbane's NRL finals ambitions with a field goal to lead his side to a 25-24 victory at Suncorp Stadium.
In team news, Willie Tonga replaced Andrew Emelio in the centres and Jon Green was added to the interchange bench.
The clash see-sawed for the entire 80 minutes before Sherwin nailed an ice-cool 33m field goal with three minutes remaining to decide the match.
Brisbane had levelled the scores 24-all with a benefit of the doubt try to teenage forward Dave Taylor in the 69th minute, before the Canterbury halfback slotted a field goal in the 77th minute after missing one a few minutes earlier
The game was locked at 12-all at half time.
Bulldogs five-eighth and Kiwi international Ben Roberts scored a double including a solo effort in the 59th minute that levelled the scores at 18-all.
The match was action packed from the kick off and packed with exciting attack and shuddering defence.
Bulldogs 25 (Roberts 2, El Masri, Patten tries: El Masri 4 goals, Sherwin field goal)
Brisbane 24 (Taylor 2, Boyd, Perry tries: Parker 4 goals)
1. Luke Patten - Sponsored by Miramax
2. Hazem El Masri - Sponsored by Canterbury League Club
3. Daryl Millard - Sponsored by Daily Press
4. Willie Tonga - Sponsored by Sydney Freezers
5. Cameron Phelps - Sponsored by Remondis
6. Ben Roberts - Sponsored by Reliable Food Distributors
7. Brent Sherwin - Sponsored by Greenacre Dental
8. Mark O'Meley - Sponsored by Hy-Tec
9. Corey Hughes - Sponsored by Workforce
10. Chris Armit - Sponsored by TLH Group
11. Sonny Bill Williams - Sponsored by Guardian Venue Management
12. Andrew Ryan (C) - Sponsored by Dental on Evaline
13. Reni Maitua - Sponsored by Your Property People
14. Adam Perry - Sponsored by M&J Chickens
15. Nick Kouparitsas - Sponsored by Ultimate Security
16. Fred Briggs - Sponsored by CPE
17. Jon Green - Sponsored by Hitachi Cooling & Heating
Round 23 Moment of the Match 2007