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Round 21 - Saturday 3rd August @ 07:30pm
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Round 21 - Saturday 3rd August @ 07:30pm
COWBOYS vs. RABBITOHS
1300SMILES Stadium
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Fulltime in Townsville and the Cowboys have run out comprehensive 30-12 winners.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-12

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by George Burgess. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Burgess adds another consolation try for the Rabbitohs with a barnstorming run following an inside ball from Merritt. Reynolds adds the extras.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-12

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Another great kick from Lui and the Rabbitohs will again work the ball off their own line.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-6

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Bryson Goodwin. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Bryson Goodwin opens the Rabbitohs account for the evening. They moved the ball down the left, with Matt King throwing a speculative pass back on the inside before he went in touch into the arms of his centre. Reynolds shaves the left upright but adds the two.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Rabbitohs try.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-0

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Keary kicks into the in-goal and Thurston is there again, but Luke claims him in goal. Cowboys dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-0

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PENALTY Rabbitohs. Cowboys offside.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-0

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Taumalolo charges downfield off Thurston's pass! He's dragged down before Thurston finds Bowen who is tackled on the last. Changeover.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-0

69

TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Kane Linnett. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Linnett gets his second! The Rabbitohs were on the attack down the other end of the field, before McQueen dropped the ball and Linnett swooped, racing 90m and easily outpacing Reynolds in the run to the line. Thurston again adds the two from out wide.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-0

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PENALTY Rabbitohs. Moore gets tangled up.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-0

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Lui strips the ball off Keary but the Rabbitohs get the ball back.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-0

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Moore takes the ball out of dummy half and is caught on the last. Changeover.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-0

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No try. Gavin Cooper is short of the line and will play the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Cowboys try.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-0

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Feldt comes up with another great play, chasing Lui's perfectly weighted kick into the corner, tackling Merritt touch in-goal. Rabbitohs dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Robert Lui. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Lui scores for the Cowboys to ensure they keep their faint finals hopes flickering! Taumalolo started it, offloading to Linnett who raced into the back field. His quick play-the-ball found Thurston running at a retreating defence with the halfback calling Lui back on the inside to cross next to the posts. Thurston again adds the extras.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-0

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Reynolds kicks for Farrell, but Winterstein claims possession in his in-goal. Cowboys restart.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-0

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The Cowboys go the length of the field before Thurston kicks to his winger, but Walker takes the ball in goal. Rabbitohs restart.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Kane Linnett. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Linnett scores this time for the Cowboys - they can't take this one off him! Lui, Thurston and Bowen all combined before the little fullback delivered a deft pass to his centre to crash over out wide. Thurston adds the extras.

North Queensland Cowboys 18-0

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Thurston weights another kick perfectly into the in-goal with a bit of back spin. Rabbitohs dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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PENALTY Cowboys. Rabbitohs defenders taking too long to get off the tackled player.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Reynolds grubbers on the last but the Cowboys scramble well and claim possession.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Merritt dragged down from behind by Feldt but the Rabbitohs are on the attack!

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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PENALTY Cowboys. Rabbitohs offside.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Keary holds the ball up to McQueen who comes up with the mistake. Cowboys with possession.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Winterstein is then thrown into touch by Walker and Farrell and the Cowboys will have to defend another set.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Keary grubbers to the posts on the last but Bowen reads it and returns up field.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Adam Reynolds in back play with a possible serious knee injury. Turning into a horrendous night for the visitors.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Reynolds kicks in behind the Cowboys defence and Bowen bats the ball dead. Cowboys dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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No try against Thurston with Cooper ruled to have impeded Te'o from making the tackle. Souths penalty.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Cowboys try.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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No Try against Kane Linnett. Another puzzling decision from the officials in Townsville. Cowboys scrum 10m from the Rabbitohs line.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Cowboys try.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Isaac Luke passes to Sam Burgess who puts the ball down. Cowboys on the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Reynolds finds touch 5m out from the Cowboys line. Good opening to the second half from them.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Johnathan Thurston gets us underway for the second half!

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Halftime in Townsville and the Cowboys have come up with a brilliant opening 40 to lead the Rabbitohs 12-0.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Tariq Sims. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Tariq Sims scores a fabulous try! Thurston took the line on, threw the dummy and found himself in the back field as Luke fell for it. He drew Merritt, before finding Sims in support who raced 40m to score, fending off Reynolds. Thurston adds the extras.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Reynolds chips over the top on the last and the bounce beats everyone and lands in the lap of Thurston.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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Sutton is helped from the field in a possible huge blow to the Rabbitohs.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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Problem for John Sutton as he receives attention for a possible left ankle injury.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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Reithmuller comes up with the mistake as the Cowboys went on the attack. Rabbitohs scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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Perfectly placed kick from Thurston. King takes the ball before being pushed back. Rabbitohs dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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

Thurston converts the penalty to put the Cowboys up by a converted try.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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PENALTY Cowboys. Jeff Lima placed on report for the late contact on Thurston.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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The boys get a bit testy in back play following Thurston being hit after passing the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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PENALTY Cowboys. Strip against Isaac Luke.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Sutton's kick goes over the dead-ball line. Cowboys restart.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Cowboys survive again with Walker coming up with the drop off quick hands from Merritt. Cowboys scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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PENALTY Rabbitohs. Sutton and Sims get tangled up for too long according to the men in pink.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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And now Feldt comes up with the error to put the Rabbitohs back on the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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The Cowboys goal-line defence does well to repel the Rabbitohs with Reynolds' kick on the last very average.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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PENALTY Rabbitohs. Cowboys take too long to get off the tackled player but Linnett looks like he's copped a head wound making a trysaving tackle on Te'o.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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PENALTY Rabbitohs. Sims goes a little high on Asotasi

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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40/20 SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Adam Reynolds kicks a 40/20.

Adam Reynolds comes up with a clutch play from well inside his 40. Rabbitohs with their first attacking set of the match coming up.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Thurston knocks on following an average pass from dummy half. Doesn't happen often. Rabbitohs scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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No look pass from Merritt find the ground and then King knocks on. Cowboys scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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And now Tate loses possession. Rabbitohs scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Asotasi puts the ball down and again the Cowboys go on the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Thurston's kick is charged down by the Rabbitohs and into the arms of his teammates.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Thurston trickles the ball into the in-goal and Farrell forces it. Rabbitohs dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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PENALTY Cowboys. Farrell taking too long to get off the tackled player.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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PENALTY Cowboys. Rabbitohs defence illegally takes out the Cowboys chasers following Thurston's kick. Cowboys on the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Reynolds puts too much on the kick and it goes dead. Cowboys 20m restart.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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King juggles Lui's bomb but ends up getting the catch. Rabbitohs possession.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Reynolds gets a kick away which skews off the side of the boot and into touch. Cowboys scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Almost a collision between Thurston and Bowen following Reynolds' spiralling bomb. All well for the Cowboys though.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Winterstein appears to have not gotten his hands anywhere near the ball, but referee Devcich thought otherwise. Tough call against the Cowboys. Rabbitohs scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Brent Tate. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Tate opens the scoring for the Cowboys! The home side shifted the ball to the right side with the money ball provided by Bowen to winger Feldt. The young winger did well to draw Merritt before passing on the inside to his centre. Thurston can't hook the ball back between the posts.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Thurston kicks in behind the Rabbitohs, but Merritt claims possession on his own line.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Burgess hangs on too long.

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Winterstein is pulled down by Burgess after allowing the ball to bounce precariously.

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Merritt only just takes Thurston's bomb before being tackled.

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Encouraging opening set from the Cowboys.

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We're underway! Cowboys with first use of the footy.

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With both teams out on the field - North Qld in their predominantly navy blue strip, with Souths in their red and green hopes with white side panels and shorts - we will observe a moment's silence for the passing of former Cowboys coach Graham Murray.

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Fulltime in the Holden Cup and the Cowboys have made it four on the trot with a 34-16 win over Souths.

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TEAM CHANGES: For the Cowboys, Robert Lui returns at halfback for Michael Morgan. South Sydney are as per program.

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Super Saturday wraps up in Townsville where the home side will look to put a tumultuous week behind them where coach Neil Henry was told his services will no longer be required in 2014. They will also have to deal with the death of former coach Graham Murray last Sunday. For the visitors, they will look to jump back on top of the Telstra Premiership ladder following arch-rivals the Roosters leapfrogging them after last night.

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Cowboys: 1. Matthew Bowen 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Brent Tate 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Johnathan Thurston (c) 20. Robert Lui 8. Matthew Scott (c) 9. Ray Thompson 10. James Tamou 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Glenn Hall 13. Joel Riethmuller
Interchange: 14. Scott Moore 15. Tariq Sims 16. Jason Taumalolo 17. Ashton Sims 18. Scott Bolton 19. Rory Kostjasyn

Rabbitohs: 1. Nathan Merritt 2. Dylan Farrell 3. Bryson Goodwin 4. Dylan Walker 5. Matt King 6. John Sutton 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Sam Burgess 9. Issac Luke 10. George Burgess 11. Chris McQueen 12. Ben Te'o 13. Ben Lowe
Interchange: 14. Luke Keary 15. Roy Asotasi 16. Jeff Lima 17. Thomas Burgess 18. David Tyrrell 19. Justin Hunt

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Referees: Adam Devcich, Luke Phillips

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Chris Sutton

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Neil Wharton

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (30)
Tries: Brent Tate, Tariq Sims, Kane Linnett (2), Robert Lui
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (12)
Tries: Bryson Goodwin, George Burgess
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/2)
Penalty Goals:



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