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Round 1 - Saturday 9th March @ 07:30pm
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Round 1 - Saturday 9th March @ 07:30pm
BULLDOGS vs. COWBOYS
ANZ Stadium
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The hooter sounds, Low takes the tackle and the referee calls time. It's been an entertaining Saturday night of football, and the Cowboys have overcome a big first hurdle in their premiership campaign.

The Dogs will no-doubt be looking forward to the return of Ben Barba, though Drury Low performed admirably in his absence.

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Low tries to grubber ahead for himself but the Cowboys regather and should see out the rest of this game with this possession.

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Keating's cross-field kick is batted down by the Dogs, and somehow Gavin Cooper finds himself with the ball. He takes off up-field but the Dogs regather when Low bats down his attempted offload.

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Matt Bowen goes high to take the bomb and spills it. The Dogs will attack from the North Queensland 10.

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Brent Tate throws a hand at the ball and knocks it on off Thurston's bomb. Bulldogs will take the changeover from their own 20.

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Kane Linnett pulls off his second try-saver on Tony Williams, and then Tate gathers the cross-field kick on the opposite side of the field. The Cowboys hang on and will ruck it out from their own 10m line.

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PENALTY TO CANTERBURY!

Reynolds chips over the top, and the penalty will go to the Dogs from the 20m line as he was ruled to have been taken out after kicking.

Dogs attacking the line.

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Johnathan Thurston tries to get behind the Dogs defence and pass, but he's passed it forward under the close attention of Josh Reynolds. Dogs off the hook.

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Kane Linnett makes a fantastic stop on a rampaging Tony Williams on the line, he loses the ball and Winterstein takes off upfield! He makes it to the Dogs 20m line before being tracked down.

Cowboys attacking the Dogs line.

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PENALTY TO CANTERBURY! The Bulldogs put up a towering kick on the right wing, and a penalty is ruled for a chaser being run off the ball. Dogs attack the line.

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PENALTY TO CANTERBURY!

The Cowboys are penalised for lying on the tackled player, it looks like Thompson expected a scrum to pack after Graham may have fumbled a bomb on the right wing.

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The grubbing kick into the in-goal is too big and with few chasers. The Cowboys let it run dead and will go back on the attack from the 20m tap.

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Drury Low makes a huge break down the right! He picked up a loose offload from inside and found himself in plenty of space, pulled down by the efforts of Bowen and Thurston just metres short of the line.

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The Cowboys attack the Dogs line and Thurston's flat ball to Tariq Sims is called forward by the referees.

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
They've done the unforgivable and kicked out on the full!

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS!
Scored by Ashley Graham. Sideline conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

The Cowboys switch it wide to the right, Thompson combining well with Thurston, who finds Bowen out the back and he floats it over the top to Ash Graham, who finishes well in the corner to double his tally for the night.
North Queensland Cowboys 24-12

North Queensland Cowboys 24-12

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Kris Keating spills it in a hard collision with Brent Tate.

The Cowboys will attack off the scrum 30m out from the Dogs line.

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Thurston's grubber into the in-goal is a little too strong, and Drury Low is able to shadow it over the dead-ball line despite Winterstein's best efforts.

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PENALTY TO NORTH QUEENSLAND!

The Bulldogs are caught offside and the Cowboys will attack the line.

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Looks like superman Thurston proves he's human - he's on his haunches after a blow to the gentlemanly parts.

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Aiden Tolman makes an unforced error.

Scott Moore ducks out of half and has the ball slapped from his hands by Aidan Tolman. Cowboys will get the scrum from around the halfway line.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Penalty goal attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful, and the Cowboys' lead goes beyond a converted try.
North Queensland Cowboys 20-12

North Queensland Cowboys 20-12

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PENALTY TO NORTH QUEENSLAND!

Tariq Sims loses the ball after a strong run, and the ruling is it's been stripped by Reynolds. Thurston points at the sticks.

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Scott Moore drills it into the in-goal from dummy half, Low makes a meal of it and Morris puts it dead. Goal-line dropout and the Cowboys get a repeat set.

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Thurston plucks Reynolds' kick out of thin air within his own half, and makes some good ground. Cowboys on the attack.

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Thurston dummies, drops the shoulder and goes straight through, offloads and Bowen chips over the top.

Low takes out Bowen, the Bulldogs are trapped in their own in-goal, and Tariq Sims is penalised for being in front of the kicker.

Bulldogs survive and will go on the attack from 30m out from their own line.

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Turner puts a kick in from on his wing, Bowen lets it bounce in the ingoal and with Morris racing through that could've had disastrous consequences. Cowboys resume with a 20m tap.

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PENALTY TO CANTERBURY!

Low gathers Thurston's grubbing kick into the in-goal area and manages to just escape. The Cowboys are penalised for joining a completed tackle while trying to push him back.

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Taumalolo makes a huge run up the centre of the field, followed by a good run by Linnett cutting inside. Cowboys attacking the line.

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Krisnan Inu fails to reel in Ennis' kick for the corner, under heavy attention from Antonio Winterstein. Turnover, Cowboys ball on their own line.

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PENALTY TO CANTERBURY!

Thurston is penalised for joining the tackle late, and was all over Inu as he tried to play the ball. The Dogs will attack from halfway.

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The teams are back on the field and we're almost ready for the second half.

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Halftime here at Bluetongue Stadium, with the Cowboys leading the Bulldogs by 18 points to 12 in what has been a see-sawing first half punctuated with strong runs, big hits and some Johnathan Thurston magic.


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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Penalty goal attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

After three penalties in a row the Cowboys decide to take the two, increasing their lead to 6 points.
North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Antonio Winterstein. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Thurston puts a perfect grubber in behind the line, and Winterstein wins the race to the ball. He's able to ground it before the Bulldogs defenders reach him to bundle him into touch.

Johnathan Thurston's conversion attempt is perfect from the sideline.
North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Gavin Cooper. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

The Cowboys hit back! Thurston drifts across, throws that trademark dummy and beats Tony Williams on the inside. He offloads to Gavin Cooper as he's dragged down, and Cooper shows huge determination to force his way over.

Thurston's conversion attempt is successful from just to the left of the posts.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-10

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-10

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PENALTY TO NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS!

Inu is penalised for shoving the man playing the ball. The Cowboys attack from 40m out from the line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-4

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Josh Jackson puts down a flat pass 5m out from the Cowboys line. North Queensland are off the hook.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-4

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Bulldogs having plenty of success attacking the fringes. On this occasion Inu beats Thurston on the outside, looks for support inside and a Cowboy touch means it's 6 to go. Bulldogs attacking the line.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Penalty goal attempt by Krisnan Inu successful.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-4

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12-4

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Steve Turner. Conversion attempt by Krisnan Inu unsuccessful.

Josh Morris has to go back to take a pass behind him, but from there manages to beat one Cowboys defender and looks to find Turner on the wing. Tate bats down the pass but Turner is still able to gather and cross for more Bulldogs points.

Inu pushes the conversion to the left of the posts.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 10-4

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Reynolds and Perrett combine down the short side and go very close. Bulldogs still attacking.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-4

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PENALTY TO CANTERBURY! The Cowboys are penalised for not being straight at marker, and the Bulldogs will resume the attack from 35m out from the line.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-4

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Josh Reynolds. Conversion attempt by Krisnan Inu successful.

The Bulldogs hit back with their first use of the ball! They went left, then right, and found some space and some strong runners, particularly in Eastwood. Josh Reynolds gathers up a deflection of a Cowboy arm and grounds it under the posts. Inu pots the easy conversion.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-4

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6-4

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Johnathan Thurston tries an identical play to last set but his bomb goes out on the full. Good signs for the Cowboys early, with their big men working well off hooker Moore to make some big metres.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS!
Scored by Ashley Graham. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

The video ref finds no evidence that Tate touched the ball or tackled Turner before it arrived, and last year's equal leading tryscorer Ashley Graham opens his account for the season after barely a minute of play.

Thurston's conversion doesn't quite hook back enough.
North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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This could be first blood to the Cowboys! Jason Robinson sends it upstairs after signalling TRY!

Johnathan Thurston put up the high kick from the attacking 40, Turner failed to gather cleanly under heavy pressure and Graham pounces.

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The Bulldogs kick off and Scott is thumped in his first run for season 2013!

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Johnathan Thurston leads his troops out, including club debutant Scott Moore.

Michael Ennis runs out ahead of the Dogs, who hand a first-grade debut to young prop David Klemmer, while the high-profile new face is of course rampaging second-rower Tony Williams.

We're just seconds away from kickoff here at Bluetongue Stadium.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Bluetongue Stadium and our LU live updates for this blockbuster opening round clash between two potential premiership heavyweights, the Canterbury Bulldogs and the North Queensland Cowboys.

News out of the sheds pre-game is that both teams will run out as named during the week, meaning Mitch Brown drops off the Bulldogs bench, whilst the services of Scott Bolton and Robert Lui won't be required for the Cowboys tonight.

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS


Brent Tate spills it out the back 20m out from his own line, and the Bulldogs bounce. Moore and Thurston are penalised for not being square at markers, and Inu will take a shot for goal.

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Referees: Jason Robinson, Gavin Morris

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Adam Reid

Video Referee: Paul Simpkins, Luke Patten

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (12)
Tries: Josh Reynolds, Steve Turner
Field Goals:
Conversions: Krisnan Inu (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Krisnan Inu (1/1)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (24)
Tries: Ashley Graham (2), Gavin Cooper, Antonio Winterstein
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (2/4)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)



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