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Round 10 - Saturday 18th May @ 07:30pm
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L: 11
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Round 10 - Saturday 18th May @ 07:30pm
COWBOYS vs. ROOSTERS
1300SMILES Stadium
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L: 2
H-T: 4
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H-T: 4
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Fulltime in Townsville and the Roosters have defeated the Cowboys 12-8.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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No Try. Graham can't quite get a grab on the ball and the Roosters hang on.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Cowboys try.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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PENALTY Cowboys. Roosters offside.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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PENALTY Cowboys. Ball raked out as Tamou and O'Donnell renew acquaintances.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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Double knock-on. Cowboys scrum.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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Maloney chip-chases but the ball won't sit and he knocks on.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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Catch-up footy from the Cowboys concludes with a knock-on from Tamou. Roosters scrum.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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PENALTY Cowboys. Friend knocks Bowen to the ground as he attempted to get to his feet.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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Winterstein knocks on at dummy half just as Thurston was about to go to the air across field. Changeover.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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No Try. Tuivasa-Sheck has this one denied by the video referee after knocking on in the process of grounding the ball. Cowboys 20m restart.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Roosters try.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Roosters try.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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Thompson loses the ball cold in the play-the-ball. Big chance for the Roosters to put the result beyond doubt here.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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Tupou knocks on after Maloney's kick is partially smothered.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Mitchell Aubusson. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

What a ball from Mitchell Pearce! He engaged the Cowboys defence and delivered a perfectly timed pass to Aubusson who ran a perfect line on the outside shoulder of Robert Lui. He goes over untouched. Maloney adds the extras from 20m in from touch.

Sydney Roosters 12-8

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Pearce's kick is ruled to have been knocked on by Graham. Roosters on the attack now.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-6

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

Thurston adds the two from right in front and the Cowboys are in front for the first time tonight.

North Queensland Cowboys 8-6

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PENALTY Cowboys. Maloney with the leg pull.

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Bowen kicks on the last and the ball pings around before the Cowboys get six more.

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Kennedy knocks on in the play-the-ball. Another chance for the Cowboys.

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The Cowboys go to their right side of defence and Lui's short ball to Sims is put down. Roosters scrum.

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Lui's innocuous kick is put down by Tupou! Cowboys on the attack.

6 all

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

Thurston adds the extras from 20m in from touch. We're all locked up in Townsville.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Roosters offside.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Great kick from Thurston is perfectly weighted. Roosters dropout.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Lui finds touch 5m from the Roosters line. Great set off their own line from the Cowboys.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Pearce goes wide with a ball intended for Kenny-Dowall but it goes in touch. Cowboys scrum.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Maloney appears to have lost the ball in the tackle but the referees say otherwise.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Roosters charge upfield after Tuivasa-Sheck raced 70m. Roosters on the attack.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Scrappy play after Thurston's kick is knocked back by the Roosters on their own line, before the Cowboys knock on and the Roosters charge up field.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Mistake free in the second stanza from both sides.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Back underway for the second stanza. Rain still steadily falling. Roosters to get us going again.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Halftime in Townsville and the Roosters lead the home side 6-4 in an enthralling game of rugby league.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Mortimer finds touch 10m from the Cowboys line.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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Great take from Tupou off Thurston's kick.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Robert Lui. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Finally the pressure pays off for the Cowboys. Kostjasyn's pass from dummy half put Lui on the outside of Maloney before he reached out to score out wide. Thurston can't add the extras from out near the sideline as the rain pours down.

Sydney Roosters 6-4

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PENALTY Cowboys. Hand in the play-the-ball.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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The Cowboys again had the numbers, this time on the left, but the Roosters get a hand to the ball which goes over the sideline. Cowboys scrum.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Thurston got around Maloney before lobbing a pass intended for Graham which is touched by Tupou and into touch. Cowboys scrum.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Thurston again forces a repeat set. Roosters dropout.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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PENALTY Cowboys. Kenny-Dowall with a lazy high tackle.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Good hit from Cooper jolts the ball loose from Williams grasp.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Anthony Minichiello. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

Minichiello opens the scoring after a second-man play puts him into space. His cause was helped by the fact Linnett slipped over. Maloney adds the extras from out wide.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Pearce kicks for Jennings who was flying through but Bowen won the race to the ball and forced it. Cowboys dropout.

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Lui kicks towards Tupou on the last and Graham bats the ball dead. Roosters 20m restart.

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Kennedy puts the ball down on tackle two. Cowboys again on the attack.

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PENALTY Roosters. Kenny-Dowall hit in a shoulder charge from Winterstein after scooping up Bowen's grubber in his in-goal.

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Grubber from Thurston and Minichiello is forced in the in-goal. Roosters dropout.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Cordner goes straight back over the top of Tamou and through the ruck. Cowboys on the attack.

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Williams offload finds Cordner who was through the hole but the pass was ruled forward. Cowboys scrum.

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Thurston has his kick charged down by Williams and despite getting six again the Qld five-eighth knocks on.

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Jennings grubber trickles dead. Cowboys 20m restart.

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The Cowboys run the ball on the last and the tackle is effected on the Roosters 40m line. Changeover.

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Pearce hit in a great hit from Sims! But credit to the halfback, he bounced straight back to his feet.

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Graham takes Pearce's bomb very well despite being under heavy attention.

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Tamou and O'Donnell again clash in back play, these two will be at it all night.

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Tamou and O'Donnell again clash in back play, these two will be at it all night.

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Kostjasyn knocks on from dummy half.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Hand in the play-the-ball. In back play, Williams is being attended to by a trainer. Might have gotten a finger in the eye.

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Tupou tries to dive over in the corner but Graham bundles him into touch.

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PENALTY Roosters. Two in the tackle and the ball comes free.

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PENALTY Roosters. Tamou ruled to have taken O'Donnell high with a hint of a grapple.

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Lui tries to trickle a kick in behind the defence but Maloney puts his leg in the way and dives on the loose ball.

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Thurston kicks well into the in-goal and Kenny-Dowall slides back to force the ball. Roosters dropout.

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Charge down from the Cowboys off Maloney's kick!

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We're underway! The Roosters will have first use of the ball and will defend the northern end (or left hand side of your computer screen) of 1300Smiles Stadium.

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Fulltime in the Holden Cup and the Roosters have run out 24-14 victors over the Cowboys. First grade scheduled for kick-off at around 7.35pm.

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In the Holden Cup curtain raiser the Roosters lead 16-10 with 14 minutes remaining.

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TEAM CHANGES for the Cowboys - Robert Lui returns at halfback with Ray Thompson dropping back to the bench alongside Ashton Sims, Glenn Hall and Scott Bolton. Scott Moore drops off.

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When we have confirmation of the Cowboys side, we will have it here!

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TEAM CHANGES for the Roosters - Luke O'Donnell will start at prop for the suspended Jared Waerea-Hargreaves with Lama Tasi to come onto the bench.

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Good evening footy fans and welcome to tropical North Queensland for tonight's Round 10 encounter between the home side and the Roosters. It's a typically warm, humid evening for footy with intermittent showers expected throughout tonight.

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Cowboys: 1. Matthew Bowen 2. Ashley Graham 3. Brent Tate 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Johnathan Thurston (c) 19. Robert Lui 8. Matthew Scott (c) 9. Rory Kostjasyn 10. James Tamou 11. Tariq Sims 12. Gavin Cooper 13. Dallas Johnson
Interchange: 7. Ray Thompson 15. Glenn Hall 16. Ashton Sims 17. Scott Bolton 18. Jason Taumalolo

Roosters: 1. Anthony Minichiello (c) 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Michael Jennings 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 17.Luke O'Donnell 9. Jake Friend 10. Martin Kennedy 11. Mitchell Aubusson 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Boyd Cordner
Interchange: 14. Daniel Mortimer 15. Frank Paul Nuuausala 16. Aidan Guerra 20. Lama Tasi

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Referees: Ashley Klein, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Adam Gee

Video Referee: Paul Mellor, Neil Wharton

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (8)
Tries: Robert Lui
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (12)
Tries: Anthony Minichiello, Mitchell Aubusson
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (2/2)
Penalty Goals:



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