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Round 23 - Monday 18th August @ 07:00pm
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Round 23 - Monday 18th August @ 07:00pm
PANTHERS vs. COWBOYS
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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Michael Morgan makes an unforced error.

Quick tap is taken and Morgan has it jarred free. FULLTIME.

Penrith Panthers 23-22

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL PENRITH PANTHERS
Field goal attempt by Matt Moylan successful.

The defenders rush up on Soward, so he got it to Moylan, who pilots over the field goal.

Penrith Panthers 23-22

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Soward faked for the field goal, went down the right, chipping it in-goal and trapping Winterstein. Dropout.

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

Thurston has the opportunity, to give the Cowboys the lead.. from the sideline. He is getting some encouragement from the locals but couldn't straighten the kick.

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Antonio Winterstein. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! The rushed kick on last comes up trumps, as Cooper bats it to Winterstein, who has a clear passage to the try-line..

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VIDEO REFEREE: Antonio Winterstein might have scored..

Penrith Panthers 22-18

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Tautau Moga makes an unforced error.

Moga couldn't handle the Thurston inside ball, and Soward regathers.

Penrith Panthers 22-18

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Sam McKendry makes an unforced error.

Panthers being such a welcoming host, allowing the Cowboys into their half frequently.

Penrith Panthers 22-18

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PENALTY Cowboys, Panthers inside the ten.

Penrith Panthers 22-18

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Josh Mansour makes an unforced error.

Mansour lost the ball in the contact of the tackle there.

Penrith Panthers 22-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Matt Moylan successful.

Moylan has taken over duties, permanently it seems, can he kick this from the sideline? Yes he can.

Penrith Panthers 22-18

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Josh Mansour. Kick to come.

Good vision there from Soward. He realised the Cowboys were short on the left after Wright's departaure, floated it to Mansour who did the rest.

Penrith Panthers 20-18

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SIN BIN
Matthew Wright is sent to the sin bin.

That was not allWright.. as Matthew slowed down the next play-the-ball. He gets his marching orders.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-16

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Intercept from Soward! He was away before being corralled by Morgan.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-16

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PENALTY Cowboys, Robinson was never onside.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-16

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Ethan Lowe makes an unforced error.

Short ball from the halfback is spilled by Lowe.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-16

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Dallin Watene Zelezniak makes an unforced error.

Unlucky for the kid there, he made a good catch but the ball popped out.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-16

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

Thurston converts from besides the posts, to take the lead.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-16

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Robert Lui. Kick to come.

The halfback powered over from close range.

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Back underway here..

Penrith Panthers 16-12

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HALFTIME :: Panthers hold a slender lead, after an entertaining half in torrid conditions.

Penrith Panthers 16-12

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

No wasted effort from Thurston, as he slams it over.

Penrith Panthers 16-12

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Glenn Hall. Kick to come.

Some ball-playing from the forwards! Gavin Cooper wrapped around, before finding fellow forward, Glenn Hall to score.

Penrith Panthers 16-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Matt Moylan successful.

Moylan takes over duties there, slamming it over.

Penrith Panthers 16-6

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Jeremy Latimore. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! I don't envy fullbacks tonight, Morgan was clobbered by Idris there, before the centre batted it to Latimore, who reached out for the try!

Penrith Panthers 14-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: It's a night for former Dragons, Jeremy Latimore might have four.

Penrith Panthers 10-6

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Thurston tries to set up the first man ball again, for Cooper, but it went forward.

Penrith Panthers 10-6

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PENALTY Cowboys, for the downtown rule! That's as rare, as a Matthew Cooper pass.

Penrith Panthers 10-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.

Well Soward couldn't convert right besides the posts.

Penrith Panthers 10-6

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Jamie Soward. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! We haven't seen much of the halfback, running this season but he has unleashed tonight. He jinked, stepped and rolled over to the try-line

Penrith Panthers 10-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Jamie Soward might have a double, checking double movement.

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PENALTY Panthers, offside. The Panthers are just rolling through the middle now.

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A flop after the tackle against Moylan, catches Thurston. It is a cheap metre gainer for the home side.

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Adam Docker makes an unforced error.

Soward feigns to go behind but hits the front man, in Docker who couldn't handle.

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

That was the Wright move, as Panthers tried to create an overlap from the scrum. The centre knocked it down, another set incoming.

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Antonio Winterstein makes an unforced error.

Since they scored in the third minute, North Queensland have imploded. Antonio Winterstein, thinking several steps ahead, spills it.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PENRITH PANTHERS
Penalty goal attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

The new Panthers captain, makes it six a piece with this penalty

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PENALTY Panthers, Segeyaro caught the markers offside. Soward immediately points to the sticks.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-4

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Smith gets jiggy with it, knocking the ball through for Moga to take dead.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-4

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The Panthers are on the prowl now! A PENALTY gives them good position, right on halfway.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PENRITH PANTHERS
Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.

Soward coming up to convert his own try, steps in and bends it like a banana.. it goes wide.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-4

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Jamie Soward. Kick to come.

Soward started and finished that movement. He took the offload, drifting across, looking for the outlet run which was Zelezniak, who positioned the halfback, to score in the corner.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-4

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PENALTY for the Panthers now. They have some respite from the Cowboys attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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PENALTY Cowboys - slow play the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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The wind is acting like a fourteenth man for the Cowboys, as another kick, bamboozles Moylan.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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

Thurston with an attempt in these treacherous conditions, swings it in with an assist to the upright.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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

Some nice slight of hand from Thurston created that. He feigned wide, before going to the onrushing Linnett, who had a golden run to the try-line.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR PENRITH PANTHERS
Josh Mansour makes an unforced error.

That wasn't how the first set was supposed to go. The kick from the halfback, bobbles around before Mansour spilled it.

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Boot goes to ball, here we go.

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North Queensland are already on field here at Penrith, wearing their close the gap, jersey.. waiting for the home side. Here come the Panthers, wearing their black jersey. KICK-OFF is moment's away.

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Welcome to a wet, blustery and tough night here at Penrith. Tonight, is the final fixture, of Round 23, which is 'Close the Gap' round, celebrating the indigenous achievements in the game and looking to help increase their life expectancy. Onto the game, Penrith and North Queensland, are both coming off victories, that have helped to cement their position in the top eight. Penrith were almost impenetrable against the Dragons while North Queensland demoralised the crisis-ridden Tigers, leaving us with tonight's clash. Join us for coverage from 7:05pm AEST.

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TEAM CHANGES:

PEN: There are two changes, for the Panthers, on a cold, wet night in the West. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak replaces David Simmons on the wing whle Matt Robinson starts, in place of Issac Yeo, who drops out. Ben Murdoch-Masila makes his Panthers debut from the bench.

NQL: Only one change for the Cowboys, with Gavin Cooper starting, in place of Tariq Sims. Ethan Lowe comes onto the bench.

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Referees: Gerard Sutton, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Grant Atkins

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten

PENRITH PANTHERS (23)
Tries: Jamie Soward (2), Jeremy Latimore, Josh Mansour
Field Goals: Matt Moylan (1/1)
Conversions: Jamie Soward (0/2), Matt Moylan (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Jamie Soward (1/1)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (22)
Tries: Kane Linnett, Glenn Hall, Robert Lui, Antonio Winterstein
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/4)
Penalty Goals:



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