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Mon 1 September 2014
1300SMILES Stadium - Crowd: 11712
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What else can be said ... WOW!? What a night. Stay tuned for the match report

North Queensland Cowboys 20-19

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What a game. Anyone who gets pick the score tonight ... well there won't be any so no need to comment. 30+ points start. Brilliant game

North Queensland Cowboys 20-19

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Field goal attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Thurston converts from simple range. Brilliantly set up. Cowboys snatch it

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Cowboys in position

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We're going to golden point. An insane 45 metre drop goal to Holdsworth leveled the scores with seconds to go

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time is up. 19 all. WOW!!!

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Field goal attempt by Daniel Holdsworth successful.

HOLDSWORTH WITH A 45 METRE FIELD GOAL!!! WE'RE ALL SQUARE!!!

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Sharks have to go 90 metres here if they're to be a shot

North Queensland Cowboys 19-18

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Holdsworth with a horrible attempt at field goal to square it up. Ayshford made a break, Sharks were a chance there if he made another 5 or so metres

North Queensland Cowboys 19-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Time off as the ball goes through the posts. 19-18. Wow

North Queensland Cowboys 19-18

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Sosaia Feki. Kick to come.

Feki is in for the Sharks. An absolute WRECKING ball effort sent the Cowboys would be defenders for dead. He runs it under the posts

North Queensland Cowboys 19-16

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Sharks get the ball back as the ball literally travels 10 metres on the DOT

North Queensland Cowboys 19-12

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Field goal attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

There it is as predicted

North Queensland Cowboys 19-12

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Cowboys working for a field goal?

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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penalty Sharks. Dangerous tackle, below the knees as he was being held. Huge let off there

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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Sharks have to force an error here

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Sharks find the line just ten out. Neither side rushing to the scrum

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Bit of an arm wrestle here. Thurston dictating terms but Sharks just will not go away

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Big metres up the middle for the home side. Looks ominous

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Lui does well to get back into play after a clever kick from Holdsworth. Nothing set there from the Sharks

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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

Moga hands the ball back to the Sharks with 12 to go. 30 out

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Junior Roqica makes an unforced error.

Horrible error to ease the pressure. Simply knock on

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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Linnett possibly in trouble after a shocking lifting tackle on Ayshford. penalty Sharks

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Kyle Feldt makes an unforced error.

Knocks on. Possible intercept but only managed to knock it down

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PENALTY. That will help. Holmes quick out of dummy half earns the penalty

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Thurston with a rare poor option on the last. Sharks have to bring it out of their own end yet again

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Few quick play the balls and the Cowboys are on a roll. Looking to ice this game now

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Great tackle by Sopoaga and Masima. Sharks have the ball 30 out from their own line

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Blake Ayshford makes an unforced error.

The Sharks run it on the last and Blake Ayshford puts it into Row C off the boat. His wing partners Holmes down in back play

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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Social media is pretty split over the try ruling. Would be nice to go one game without a refereeing controversy

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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

Straight down the middle. Cowboys back in charge

North Queensland Cowboys 18-12

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Jason Taumalolo. Kick to come.

The on field decision stands despite an amazing effort from the Sharks fullback. You couldn't see the ball hit the ground, but there was no evidence to over rule the on field decision

North Queensland Cowboys 16-12

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Possible try to the Cowboys. A Thurston grubber hits the post and Taumalolo is quickest to react. On field is TRY

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Games become a hit up fest. Cowboys getting a roll on

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Holmes creates a chance but some brilliant defense out wide forces him to throw a desperate pass back into play. it's gone about 8 feet forward. Cowboys with the lose head and feed

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Penalty Sharks. Hand in the ruck. Pressure relieved. Sharks on the attack

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NO TRY!!! The ball came away from Lui's grip. Sharks survive

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Possible try to Robert Lui. Weak defense, the Sharks let themselves down there. On field decision is try

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Theyve taken it back 20 metres here. Tamou runs it back to almost the blade of grass the penalty was given from

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Penalty Cowboys: hand in the ruck. Cowboys to attach from less than 20 out here

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Brilliant play up the middle from the Cowboys. 20 out, 3rd tackle

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Feki looking dangerous out of dummy half. Cowboys starting to win the battle in the middle tho

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Cowboys back to the 20 with a fresh set of seven. Insert 7 tackle try joke here... and away we go

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Ohhh interesting kick from Lui. Feki watches it JUST trickle over the backline. That looked dangerous

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

Lui drops the ball just five out from the Sharks line. Much better from the Cowboys tho in the lead up

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Penalty Cowboys. They needed that. Fresh set from the halfway line

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Sharks bust the Cowboys WIDE OPEN up the middle. A bad decision on the final pass sees the Cowboys pick up the lose ball but worrying signs there. Luetele broke them apart after half busts from Feki and Holmes

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Thurston sends it into orbit but Gordon takes it comfortably.

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Jeff Robson makes an unforced error.

Forward pass on the last from Robson. Sad ending to a promising set

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Penalty Cronulla. Hand in the ruck. Fresh set in great attacking position

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Here come both sides for the second half. Cowboys with 60% possession so far (thanks again Fox Sports)

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This is a huge second half coming up for the Cowboys. If they fail to blow away the Sharks in the second 40, what does it do to their confidence before hosting the Eagles next week? For the Sharks, it's all about pride. They can be very proud of that opening half, but it could still come un stuck if they don't come out with similar intent.

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Very competitive half. The Sharks will obviously be a mile happier with the scoreline than their hosts. Thurston looks keen to blow this game wide open, but the Sharks aren't going to go down without a fight. Big second half coming up here.

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Sharks will hold them out. 12 all at half time. Amazing stuff from the Sharks. 18 top liners missing (thanks Fox Sports)

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Blake Ayshford makes an unforced error.

Copy and paste stuff here. Cowboys with the ball in great attacking position, 20 seconds on the clock

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Blake Ayshford makes an unforced error.

Poor handling there from the centre turn back rower turn centre. Cowboys with the ball inside their own half

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Tariq Sims makes an unforced error.

Sims tries to force a ball but it ends up with Feki for the Sharks.

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cowboys rucking it away from their own line. It certainly hasn't been all one way traffic

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Penalty Sharks and there's a little but of push and shove between the big boys. Nothing in it. Sharks to kick from their 20

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Rory Kostjasyn makes an unforced error.

Huuuuuuge forward pass releases the pressure on the Sharks

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Decent kick from Holdsworth. Cowboys forced to start their set inside the ... oh nevermind, PENALTY Cowboys.

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Beautiful take from young Holmes under huge pressure from the charging Cowboys. Cowboys back on top tho

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

12 all. Thurston has taken over and is running the show. He earned the second and third sets, he scores the tries, he converts. JT!!!

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

Thurston taking charge, goes himself and will level this game up after a try through the middle. Poor defense but strong from the number 7

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 12-10

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Thurston getting PLENTY of touches here. Rolls the ball in and tackles Feki to force a third straight set. Sharks will do well to hold them out here

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Thurston with a clever kick, earns the line drop out. Much better set from the home side. Tamou made an immediate impact with a big hit up from the bench.

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Lui with a good kick-chase. Turned the Sharks around

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great set after the try. They went 60, Cowboys have the ball 15 out from their own line after two tackles.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Beautiful conversion from the sideline. Just inside the far upright. Wow aye?

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Sosaia Feki. Kick to come.

Feki over in the corner. The Sharks LEAD 10-6 KTC

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Possibly try to Feki in the corner. Looked good, on field decision is TRY!!!

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Tariq Sims makes an unforced error.

Knock on Sims. Sharks have the ball 40 out

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The Sharks have had their moments in the opening 20 and should probably be leading. The Cowboys need to play some simple footy

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Sharks come up with the ball after a poor effort from Thurston. Penalty Sharks. Amazing effort thus far

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Penalty Cowboys. Some poor discipline here from the Sharks. Cowboys with a fresh set, 10 out

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Penalty Cowboys. The Sharks probably should have scored twice there, but instead will have to defend a fresh set from inside their own half after a penalty in the ruck.

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Cowboys survive and will start from their own goal line

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Great play there for the Sharks. Throwing the ball around

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No try ... Sharks penalty for off side

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We're off to the video. Possibly try to Val Holmes. On field is no try

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Sharks run 90 metres from a Cowboys kick

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Sharks hold out the Cowboys. Brilliant set in defense. Robson still bleeding heavily

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Accidental elbow in the tackle. Robson is patched up and will continue

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Robson with a huge cut on his head.

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UNFORCED ERROR CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Jeff Robson makes an unforced error.

Robson knocks the ball on from the kick off. Cowboys with a chance to hit straight back

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Gordon from right in front. 6 all. Weeeeellll, that wasn't in the script. Great play

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Pat Politoni. Kick to come.

TRY TIME SHARKS!!! Great play from the Sharks ends in a beautiful try to the hooker

North Queensland Cowboys 6-4

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Cowboys forwards monstering the Sharks pack.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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it's taken almost five minutes but the Sharks will get possession.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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

Moga sends the ball into touch. If the ball had found its man, the Cowboys looked in.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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

This could be kicking practice for JT. Converts easily from next to the sticks

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Jason Taumalolo. Kick to come.

Simple try. One pass right, JT goes over next to the posts. Too easy.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Penalty Cowboys. The last thing the Sharks need is to concede penalties. Cowboys to start 30 out

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The Cowboys are $1.03, the Sharks are out to about $20 ... can the Sharkies pull of THE biggest upset in recent times? Probably not, but here come the Sharks all the same

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Patrice Siolo and Penani Manumalealii come in for the Sharks for the injured Lichaa and Arona. The Sharks will start the game with just five of their preferred 17 tonight. Meanwhile for the Cowboys, they look strong. Frighteningly strong

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Welcome to League Unlimited's Monday night footy coverage. Thanks for joining us, we know there's plenty going on out there today. The red hot Cowboys will be looking to put the horribly under strength Sharks to the sword as they look to lock in their spot in the 8.

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TEAM NEWS | The Cowboys are one to seventeen. The Sharks are without Michael Lichaa and Tinarau Arona from the named side, replaced by bench forwards Pat Politoni and Junior Roqica. The replacements on the interchange are now Penani Manumalealii and Patrice Siolo.

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Referees:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Brett Suttor, Grant Atkins

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Steve Folkes

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (20)
Tries: Jason Taumalolo (2), Johnathan Thurston
Field Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/3)
Penalty Goals:

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (19)
Tries: Pat Politoni, Sosaia Feki (2)
Field Goals: Daniel Holdsworth (1/1)
Conversions: Michael Gordon (3/3)
Penalty Goals: