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Round 21 - Saturday 2nd August @ 05:30pm
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Round 21 - Saturday 2nd August @ 05:30pm
COWBOYS vs. TITANS
1300SMILES Stadium
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Cowboys get home 28-8 with a dominant second half. Five tries to one for the home side who continue their run to the final eight, and a possible top four finish. Stay tuned for a full match report, and League Unlimited's coverage of the Roosters/Dragons game from Allianz.

North Queensland Cowboys 28-8

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

Thurston adds two more points after the siren from next to the posts. Cowboys home

North Queensland Cowboys 28-8

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Thurston hammered after the kick, possibly in the air by Carter. Rough, unneeded at this late stage, surely

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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Titans survive and have a fresh set from the 20. Into the final minutes here. Titans throwing it around

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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Titans give away a penalty, marched ten for some back chat. Cowboys look to ice this, although it looks over.

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Mark Minichiello makes an unforced error.

Titans come unstuck trying to play catch up footy. No choice but to throw it around here

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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Michael Morgan with the try saver. Titans looked as though they were going the distance after a Cowboys error. Penalty Titans.

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Kevin Gordon makes an unforced error.

Gordon loses the ball as he tries to force his way out of the in goal. Bird picks it up, PENALTY Cowboys. Bird in front of Gordon

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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Cooper makes break after Dave Taylor cleans up three of his own defenders, clearing the way. Crazy scenes

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Thurston starts it out too far, doesn't come back enough. 26-8. Titans need something, and quickly

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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

Linnett over in the corner. Thurston with the final pass. Brilliant, simply play.

North Queensland Cowboys 26-8

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Thurston with an Arjen Robben type flop. Play on. Cowboys go wide, touch from the Titans, 6 more. Can they hold on?

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Another penalty. Bird this time. Myles having plenty to say. Lots of talk here. Cowboys look to touch. 20 out

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Paul Carter gives away a penalty. Very scrappy few minutes here. Cowboys on the attack

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Nate Myles and Thurston called in by Maxwell. Both told to settle their players down.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Brilliant defense from the Cowboys, forcing the Titans into touch. Looked a tough call

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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A bit of feeling here. Cowboys fall into the trap and give away a penalty. Titans need to create something from this set. 40 out

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Robert Lui makes an unforced error.

Carter levels Sims in the play before the error from Lui. Poor handling from the Cowboys number 6

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Another stink in back play. There's a real chance a game of football might break out here amongst the push and shove

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Another stink in back play. There's a real chance a game of football might break out here amongst the push and shove

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Sims warned by Badger to settle down. Carter "hit" off the ball had NOTHING in it. Myles saying the two Sims brothers are scary, big smile on his face

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Sims walks forward and challenges Carter who does not take a backward step. Nothing in it. Penalty Cowboys. Soft

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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31 missed tackles for the Titans ... Ashton Sims in a stink here. Looked to chase the defender rather than play the ball. Pretty heated here

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Paul Carter makes an unforced error.

Titans their own worst enemies here. On the attack twice in the last few mins only to produce two drop balls.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Brad Takairangi makes an unforced error.

Takairangi loses the ball, and stays down. The number 6 is a bit wobbly, looking like he's headed to the sideline for a concussion test.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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Titans on the attack 30 out.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

JT pushes the conversion wide from a tough angle

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Tautau Moga. Kick to come.

Moga has his first for the Cowboys as they extend their lead. 22-8, KTC

North Queensland Cowboys 22-8

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VIDEO Ref: Moga looks as though he has scored for the Cowboys after the Titans fail to deal with the high ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-8

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Bit of a stink off the ball. Lots of shirt grabbing. Play goes on

North Queensland Cowboys 18-8

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Daniel Mortimer with a beautiful take in the slips. Great hands. Titans simply refuse to go away here

North Queensland Cowboys 18-8

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Mead loses the ball as the Titans go on the attack. Just trying to play it too quickly. Cowboys on the attack

North Queensland Cowboys 18-8

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Brilliant play from Taylor who sticks a hand out to stop a grubber from JT. Lui gives away a penalty.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-8

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19 points for the Cowboys in 13 minutes of game time. Danger signs for the Titans, who give away a penalty

North Queensland Cowboys 18-8

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

Thurston converts his own try. Cowboys out by 10.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-8

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

Well that was a little strange. David Mead takes the ball a few metres out, loses the ball as he is driven backwards. Ball comes lose, Thurston reacts the quickest and it's over turned. Try time. Bird arguing the call

North Queensland Cowboys 16-8

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The more they look at this, the more it looks like a try to Thurston

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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VIDEO REF: Possible try to the Cowboys. Ball comes lose from Mead, mad scramble. No try is on the on field decision

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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Good battle up the middle here. Pretty even. Titans have the ball on their 40 half way through the set

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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Both teams back on the field. Cowboys to kick off. Titans possibly playing for their season in the upcoming 40 minutes

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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It'll be interesting to see if the Cowboys slot Coote back in at fullback when he does return. Morgan's fan has been very good, and once again he has been amongst the Cowboys best. The home side have been the better team but the travelling Titans are right in this. Big second half coming up

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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The Cowboys head into the sheds with a 12-8 lead. It was the away side who shot out to an 8-0 lead, but two tries in as many sets saw the Cowboys take a 12-8 lead. They looked better the longer the half went. Half time came at a good time for the Titans. This is anybody's game

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Robert Lui makes an unforced error.

Robert Lui makes a break and loses it just as it looked like he would get the ball away. Titans barely holding on here

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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TRY SAVER from Mortimer. The Cowboys almost did it again, making a break through Linnett. Mortimer saves the day and comes up with the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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

Well that escalated quickly. The Cowboys score tries in two sets and now lead with five until half time.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-8

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Gavin Cooper. Kick to come.

The Cowboys go back to back. Thurston with the pass again. Beautiful ball. Cooper draws the fullback, shows a huge dummy, and scores under the posts

North Queensland Cowboys 10-8

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

Thurston goes to 1500 points for the career with a beautiful kick from near the sideline

Gold Coast Titans 8-6

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

Morgan shows great desperation and dives in front of David Mead to score out side. JT with yet another try assist. Cowboys on the board.

Gold Coast Titans 8-4

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VIDEO REF: Michael Morgan looks like he has scored following a JT grubber. On field decision is try

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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Disjointed set from the Cowboys. Titans didn't look threatened. Cowboys muscling up in defense here, trying to force a mistake

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Luke Bailey makes an unforced error.

Drop Out Titans. The kick off was taken dead by Luke Bailey. Looked as though it might have gone dead had they left it. Cowboys will be looking to hit straight back

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS
Conversion attempt by Kevin Gordon successful.

Kevin Gordon adds the extras from next to the posts. Titans with the handy lead. Try came on the back of poor discipline from the Cowboys

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by Brad Takairangi. Kick to come.

The big number 6 goes over next to the posts for the Titans. Breaks a few tackles and plants it down. Simple play, very effective

Gold Coast Titans 6-0

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PENALTY Titans. Strip from Ashton Sims. Was sure that wouldn't be the last time I'd type that. Titans 20 out

Gold Coast Titans 2-0

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Titans with an awesome set after scoring. Moga has the ball for the Cowboys after the kick, just 18 metres out

Gold Coast Titans 2-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL GOLD COAST TITANS
Penalty goal attempt by Kevin Gordon successful.

Titans lead 2-0 in the 23rd thanks to a penalty goal from right in front

Gold Coast Titans 2-0

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PENALTY Titans: Three in a row for the Titans. They'll take the two from right in front

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PENALTY Titans. Two in a row. Matt Scott ruled to have helped the ball free. Titans on the attack

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Cowboys looked in only for a Kevin Gordon try saving knock down. PENALTY Titans after Dave Taylor is bundled into touch after the ref called held. Titans with the ball 20 out from their own line

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Antonio Winterstein denied by a last ditch tackle on the line. Back to the 20 for the Titans

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NO TRY!!! Tackle was complete. Back to the ten, play the ball

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VIDEO REF: Jason Taumalolo looks as though he scored from dummy half. On field decision is try. Looks good

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Brilliant defense by the home side. Titans knock-on. Cowboys with the feed ten out after repelling a few repeat sets

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PENALTY Titans. They'll start their set 20 metres out after a Sims penalty. Might not be the last time I type that tonight

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Drop Out Cowboys: Another clever kick from Takairangi leads to a repeat set

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HOLD THE PHONE ... it's no try but geese that was close. Morgan gets a toe to it, it'll be a Cowboys drop out.

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VIDEO REFEREE: Greg Bird makes a half break, allowing an attacking kick. Ball looks as though it's gone dead but we'll have a look. Moreso for the re-start I would imagine

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Titans manage to hold on despite a few half scares. Daniel Mortimer with an important tackle on Thurston on the sixth. David Mead bleeding heavily from the head. He looks unfazed.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Too slow off the tackled player. Cowboys to attack from within the Titans 30.

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Mortimer puts the ball out on the full on the fifth. Cowboys to start their next set just short of half way

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PENALTY: Titans penalised after a shoulder charge on Cowboys fullback Morgan. Thurston to kick for touch from inside his own 20

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Titans kick off, Cowboys will first use of the footy. Dave Taylor with the kick off

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Titans out on the field. Dave Taylor may be THE biggest centre in the world. Cowboys about to run out in front of a vocal crowd, sporting their Thor jerseys

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Cowboys $1.24 favourites (Titans $4.25). Titans fans will point to the fact they were at roughly the same odds when they beat the Rabbits and Storm earlier this season. Should be a ripper

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I'm really looking forward to the battle of the fullbacks between Michael Morgan and Kevin Gordon.

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Matt Scott is back for the home side, however his fellow international front row partner James Tamou missed out through injury. Dave Taylor remains in the centres for the Titans.

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Welcome to the second game of Super Saturday. This afternoon the Cowboys host their QLD rivals the Titans. The Cowboys are looking to record their fifth straight win at home. The Titans, who have beaten the Bunnies, Storm and Tigers away, are looking to launch a late run at the eight.

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Referees: Jared Maxwell, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Ricky MacFarlane, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Steve Folkes

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (28)
Tries: Michael Morgan, Johnathan Thurston, Gavin Cooper, Tautau Moga, Kane Linnett
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

GOLD COAST TITANS (8)
Tries: Brad Takairangi
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kevin Gordon (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Kevin Gordon (1/1)



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