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Round 20 - Friday 26th July @ 07:35pm
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L: 13
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Round 20 - Friday 26th July @ 07:35pm
COWBOYS vs. BRONCOS
1300SMILES Stadium
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L: 12
H-T: 4
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H-T: 8
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FULLTIME :: Nothing happened on the last so Broncos hold on.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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FULLTIME :: Nothing happened on the last so Broncos hold on.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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PENALTY for the Cowboys! They will start the set 30 metres out.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Sam Thaiday is down but crucially has dropped the ball. The referees have missed it! Play on Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Justin Hodges. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! From dummy-half there is only one way to go and that is right ahead, defence knew that, he knew that but he evades three defenders to score. Scott Prince has stepped up for the vital conversion and put it over.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

VIDEO REFEREE: Justin Hodges from dummy half just might have got the Broncos back into this. Checking grounding.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Broncos have made a mess of this allowing Winterstein to attempt to run 80 but he knocked it on. Broncos scrum 20 metres out.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Broncos have made a mess of this allowing Winterstein to attempt to run 80 but he knocked it on. Broncos scrum 20 metres out.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Broncos hold on! Linnet tries to position his winger but it is spilled.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Lather, rinse, repeat. Thurston on last stabs it through for ANOTHER repeat set.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Matty Bowen now, off the back of some quick play the balls forces another dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Suddenly the Cowboys have spiders on them! Broncos need to make some tackles.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! No penalty try just an error from Kalifa.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

VIDEO REFEREE: Going upstairs after some mayhem and we're checking for a PENALTY TRY!

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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It wasn't how Thurston designed but they all end the same, dropout. Josh Hoffman who has been good tonight got mixed up with his hands, spilling it.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Some miscommunication from the Broncos gifts the Cowboys a new set of six.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Matthew Bowen. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

A vintage move from Thurston and Bowen there! From the scrum, Thurston sets up the fullback to go the 30 metres needed to give North Queensland the lead for the first time. Thurston slots it through.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Oates goes for a dash but knocks it on. Only blight on his game tonight.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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Broncos with a knock on in an attacking position. Suspicions of a high tackle by Thurston.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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Followed by a PENALTY, markers not square.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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Going to sound like a broken record but error from the Cowboys after points.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

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

The pressure tolls on the Brisbane defenders. Thurston puts on a lovely short ball for Gavin Cooper to crash over. Thurston converts and it is a two point game.

Brisbane Broncos 12-10

VIDEO REFEREE: Going upstairs, checking grounding.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Lovely work from Thurston grubbering one through to trap Hoffman.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Cowboys conceding another PENALTY. Inside the ten.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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PENALTY for the Broncos, Ricky Thorby giving the referee a spray.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Judged a Broncos knock on. The referee calls the captains in and PENALTY against Corey Oates for a legitimate tackle. He is ON REPORT but won't have anything to answer.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Cowboys proceed to drop it on first.. Corey Oates with a massive hit.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Jeez that doesn't look very good! Josh Hoffman goes up for a high ball and collides with Kane Linnett coming off worse for wear. To add insult to injury, it is ruled a knock on. Cowboys ball.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Kick-off! Broncos with the first set after the resumption.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Here we go for the second half! Can the Cowboys turn this around? or will their season and possibly the tenure of Neil Henry end tonight?

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Justin Hodges mastermind's an effort from the Broncos but the final pass was FORWARD! HALFTIME.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Double Movement by Hall. PENALTY.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

VIDEO REFEREE: Glenn Hall has crossed, just checking the put down.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Another PENALTY against the Broncos, Scott Prince's hand in the play-the-ball.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Quick play the balls has Broncos on the back foot now! They concede a PENALTY for inside the ten.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Kalifa Faifai Loa. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Broncos invited them in and Cowboys sat down with a drink. Some quick hands earned them the overlap allowing Fai Fai Loa to stroll in. Thurston from the sideline with his first effort, misses.

Brisbane Broncos 12-4

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Peter Wallace is on replacing Anthony McCullough and he conceded a PENALTY for holding on.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Are we sure the ball hasn't been replaced by soap? Another error from the Cowboys right on halfway.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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FORWARD pass! Anthony Mitchell with a forward pass in attacking territory. Cowboys shooting themselves in the foot.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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PENALTY against Brisbane - holding on too long.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Some good defence from the Broncos in that set led by Corey Oates who put a shot on Brent Tate. Lachlan Maranta knocked on the kick and is a full set for the home side.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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High shot against Scott Prince on Ricky Thorby.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Bowen forced to tap it dead again.. six more!

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Nice grubber from Hunt trapped Bowen in-goal. Six more coming for a rampaging Broncos side.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Cowboys have lost their way here.. conceded a PENALTY then add some back chat meaning they'll defending their line.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Yet.. Cowboys give it right back. Scott Bolton drops it off the scrum.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Gillett after some quick hands from the halves drops it. Cowboys right back on the attack now.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Ben Hunt, take a bow son. A lovely tackle on Scott who charged onto a Thompson short ball.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

VIDEO REFEREE: Going upstairs for a Matt Scott TRY and no Wati in sight.. checking grounding.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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An early shift from the Broncos is undone with a forward pass!

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Corey Oates. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.

The Broncos have clicked tonight! Maybe it is the young blood, as Ben Hunt combines with Prince and Hodges to send Oates in! Prince from the sideline, continues the perfect start for the away side.

Brisbane Broncos 12-0

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Neil Henry is going to go grey with penalties like that. On the first tackle, off the chase they hold onto Josh Hoffman too long and are pinged.

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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Oh dear, Bowen takes a slight look at the defence and spills it trying to return it.

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Ben Hunt. Conversion attempt by Scott Prince successful.

A nice cut-out found Corey Oates in some space, he shows and offloads to Hunt who has the simple task of heading in for the TRY. Prince with the simple conversion puts it over.

Brisbane Broncos 6-0

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Silly PENALTY against the Broncos on last and Cowboys right on the attack.

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Both sides are out on to 1300 Smiles Stadium for the opening of Rivalry Round. Brisbane Broncos will kick-off and here we go!

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Welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE COVERAGE from 1300SMILES as it's an all QLD Derby as the Cowboys host the Brisbane Broncos in Townsville.

In team news for the home side the Cowboys, Ray Thompson shifts into the starting hooker position. This sees Anthony Mitchell move to the interchange bench.

Cowboys: 1. Matthew Bowen 2. Kalifa Faifai Loa 3. Brent Tate 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Johnathan Thurston (c) 7. Michael Morgan 8. Matthew Scott (c) 14. Ray Thompson 10. James Tamou 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Glenn Hall 13. Dallas Johnson
Interchange: 9. Anthony Mitchell 15. Joel Riethmuller 16. Ricky Thorby 17. Ashton Sims

Meanwhile for the Broncos, Mitchell Dodds replaces Ben Hannant with Dunamis Lui going onto the bench.

Broncos: 1. Josh Hoffman 2. Corey Oates 3. Alex Glenn 4. Justin Hodges 5. Lachlan Maranta 6. Scott Prince 7. Ben Hunt 16. Mitchell Dodds 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Josh McGuire 11. Sam Thaiday (c) 12. Matt Gillett 13. Corey Parker
Interchange: 14. Peter Wallace 15. David Stagg 17. Lama Tasi 18. Dumamis Lui

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Referees: Gerard Sutton, Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Adam Gee, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Luke Patten

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (16)
Tries: Kalifa Faifai Loa, Gavin Cooper, Matthew Bowen
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

BRISBANE BRONCOS (18)
Tries: Ben Hunt, Corey Oates, Justin Hodges
Field Goals:
Conversions: Scott Prince (3/3)
Penalty Goals:



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