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Round 8 - Saturday 26th April @ 05:30pm
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Round 8 - Saturday 26th April @ 05:30pm
COWBOYS vs. EELS
1300SMILES Stadium
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H-T: 18
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CROWD: 13285
H-T: 14
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FULL TIME at 1300SMILES Stadium, with the Cowboys defeating the Eels 42-14 in a very one-sided affair.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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A Hayne chip to Semi Radradra right at the end but the bounce isn't a good one.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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A final chance for points for the Cowboys but they are caught with the ball on the last.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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Hopoate tries to do something himself with a grubber behind the line but he can't regather.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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Time off as Nathan Peats stays down with an injury but he is now back up.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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OFFICIAL CROWD at 1300SMILES Stadium: 13,285

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Pauli Pauli makes an unforced error.

A knock on from Pauli. It really has just been a poor all round performance from the Eels.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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A Thurston kick rolls dead in goal. The Cowboys are still looking to score points despite such a big lead.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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Heart in mouth stuff for Eels (and NSW) fans as Hayne stays down for a moment but he is back up now.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Glenn Hall makes an unforced error.

Ball pops out from a good solid hit. Eels on the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

A kicking exhibition from Thurston today as he adds another two.

North Queensland Cowboys 42-14

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Michael Morgan. Kick to come.

A BRILLIANT individual try to Morgan. A grubber in behind the Eels line and he chases his own kick through for a try.

North Queensland Cowboys 40-14

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
David Gower makes an unforced error.

Gower is half into a gap and drops it. Now Thurston picks it up and is off down field.

North Queensland Cowboys 36-14

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PENALTY Eels as the Cowboys players goes on with the tackles a tad too long.

North Queensland Cowboys 36-14

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Cowboys lead possession 63% - 37%.

North Queensland Cowboys 36-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

From the sideline, Thurston has got it again.

North Queensland Cowboys 36-14

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Curtis Rona. Kick to come.

TRY! Rona has his second.

North Queensland Cowboys 34-14

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VIDEO REFEREE: Rona chases through on a Thompson kick and it might be another try to the Cowboys. We are checking offside.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-14

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Jarryd Hayne makes an unforced error.

And now Hayne gives it straight back to the Cowboys 20 metres out from his own line.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-14

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Jason Taumalolo makes an unforced error.

A knock on close to the Eels line.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-14

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Manu Ma'u makes a bit of a break. He throws a pass but it goes straight into Cowboys hands.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-14

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PENALTY Cowboys for a 2 on 1 strip.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-14

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Pauli Pauli makes an unforced error.

Pauli knocks on in good attacking range and the Cowboys are let off the hook.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-14

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The Eels restart is allowed to bounce and goes dead in goal. Line drop out for the Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

The lead is out to 16 now.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-14

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Kane Linnett. Kick to come.

The grounding is ok and it is a TRY!

North Queensland Cowboys 28-14

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VIDEO REFEREE: We are checking grounding on a Linnett try for the Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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PENALTY Cowboys - Mannah too slow to get off the Cowboys attacker.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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NO TRY - Sandow has lost the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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VIDEO REFEREE: Sandow tricks everybody by running himself and getting over. Checking grounding.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Matthew Wright makes an unforced error.

Wright tries to make an intercept pass on his own line but can't get a hold of it.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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Matthew Wright is trapped in goal from a Sandow kick. Line drop out.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Michael Morgan makes an unforced error.

Morgan picks up a Linnett flick pass but knocks it on after a last ditch Hayne tackle on his own line.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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PENALTY Cowboys and on the attack deep in the Eels half.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Semi Radradra makes an unforced error.

Semi can't handle a loose pass on the turf.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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Thurston's kick hits the corner post. 20 metre tap for the Eels.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Thurston converts the try.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-14

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Kane Linnett. Kick to come.

A simple move to the left and Linnett is over.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-14

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Ray Thompson is back up and the Cowboys are on the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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PENALTY Cowboys for a strip. However the main concern is Thompson who is down holding his knee and in obvious pain.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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Peats kicks out of dummy half but it is way too deep and the Cowboys will restart at the 20.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Brent Tate makes an unforced error.

Tate tries to bat back a Thurston kick but knocks it on.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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Poor end to the set after a promising start. Rona takes a nothing kick in his in goal and it's a restart from the 20.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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Hayne runs through a big hole and the Eels are onto the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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We are UNDERWAY in the second half.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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HALF TIME at 1300SMILES Stadium, and the Cowboys lead the Eels 18-14.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PARRAMATTA EELS
Penalty goal attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Sandow makes the score 18-14 after it was 18-0 early on.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-14

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PENALTY Eels - a lot of late pressure here for the Cowboys. The Eels will choose to kick a penalty goal though.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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PENALTY Eels - Cowboys trying to slow the play the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Ray Thompson makes an unforced error.

Thompson's hand gets in the way of an Eels pass and he is deemed to have knocked it on.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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Sandow intercepts a Thurston pass. A good chance late here.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Jarryd Hayne makes an unforced error.

Forward pass from Hayne in good attacking range. He isn't having his best night tonight.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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An awkward kick from Thurston and Hayne juggles it for a moment before taking it.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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HIGH kick from Corey Norman but Rona takes it well.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

The gap comes back to 6 points.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Pauli Pauli. Kick to come.

Two chances, two tries. Soft defence from the Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-10

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PENALTY Eels - a good chance to get out of their half for a moment.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-6

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NO TRY: Rona has knocked on in attempting to get it down.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Rona may be over for his second here but we are checking if Radradra pushed him out before getting it down.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-6

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Manu Ma'u makes an unforced error.

Manu Ma'u knocks on at dummy half after being SMASHED in a tackle from Aston Sims. Sims is letting him know about it too.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-6

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Poor end to the set for the Cowboys and the Eels get the ball via a turnover.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-6

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Manu Ma'u makes an unforced error.

A good opportunity ruined by a Manu Ma'u knock on.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-6

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WOW the Cowboys restart is out on the full by a country mile!

North Queensland Cowboys 18-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS
Conversion attempt by Chris Sandow successful.

Sandow converts a tough attempt.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-6

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS
Scored by Ken Sio. Kick to come.

First chance in the Cowboys half and Sio has the try in the corner.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-4

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Parramatta finally with a chance in the opposition half here.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-0

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Joel Riethmuller makes an unforced error.

Sandow has a kicked charged down but it is knocked on by Joel Riethmuller.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-0

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Cowboys with 66% possession so far!

North Queensland Cowboys 18-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Thurston gets it from the sideline.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Curtis Rona. Kick to come.

Rona goes over untouched.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-0

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Jarryd Hayne makes an unforced error.

Hayne has made a mess of a rolling ball and knocked it on metres from his own line.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Sio just gets back into the field of play for the Eels after a Thurston kick rolled through his legs.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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It has been ALL the Cowboys in the opening 14 minutes.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Thurston extends the lead to 12.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Matthew Scott. Kick to come.

A simple pass from Tate out of dummy half and Scott is in close to the posts.

North Queensland Cowboys 10-0

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PENALTY Cowboys and it is more pressure early for the Eels.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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A high bomb from Thurston but the Cowboys knock it on in the contest. Turnover Eels.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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Great set after points for the Cowboys as the Eels are trapped within 10 of their own line.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Thurston converts his own try.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Johnathan Thurston. Kick to come.

No offside and the Cowboys get an early try.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: With the first attacking opportunity, Michael Morgan puts in a little grubber. Thurston scores but we are checking for offside.

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS
Semi Radradra makes an unforced error.

Semi Radradra fumbles the ball in a heavy tackle. Cowboys with a scrum feed on half way

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We are UNDERWAY here at 1300SMILES Stadium as the Eels kick off

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Welcome the second Saturday game, a match-up between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Parramatta Eels.

Tonight’s teams are experiencing different fortunes so far this year. Surprisingly it’s the Eels who have started the season in brilliant form while it is the Cowboys who have been struggling.

The form of these teams usually rests on the form of their stars Jarryd Hayne and Johnathan Thurston. Which one of these champions will be able to inspire their team to a win tonight?

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LATE MAIL: Eels – Mitch Allgood has been given a week off to recover from concussion. Taniela Lasalo called into the side onto the bench wearing jersey #18

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LATE MAIL: Cowboys – Gavin Cooper has been ruled out for North Queensland. Joel Riethmuller starts in his place.

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Referees: Ben Cummins, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Luke Patten

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (42)
Tries: Johnathan Thurston, Matthew Scott, Kane Linnett (2), Curtis Rona (2), Michael Morgan
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (7/7)
Penalty Goals:

PARRAMATTA EELS (14)
Tries: Ken Sio, Pauli Pauli
Field Goals:
Conversions: Chris Sandow (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Chris Sandow (1/1)



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