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Round 25 - Sunday 1st September @ 02:00pm
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Round 25 - Sunday 1st September @ 02:00pm
SHARKS vs. COWBOYS
Remondis Stadium
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L: 8
H-T: 10
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Fulltime at Remondis and the Cowboys have defeated the Sharks 31-18.

North Queensland Cowboys 31-18

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

Gavin Cooper secures the win for the visitors with his second try of the afternoon. Tamou started it, with a basketball pass over the top to Linnett who then found Cooper back in support. Thurston adds the extras.

North Queensland Cowboys 31-18

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

Thurston with an awkward attempted field goal somehow finds its way over the crossbar and the Cowboys are home this afternoon.

North Queensland Cowboys 25-18

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Graham attempts a 40/20 but he can't get it quite right and the Cowboys have the ball with time running out.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-18

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Beau Ryan knocks the spiral bomb backwards and they have to go 90 metres.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-18

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Robson tries to trickle the kick into the in-goal but Bowen is there to save the day for the Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-18

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Graham goes very high and Thurston touches the ball as it comes down. Cowboys dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-18

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Great goal-line defence from the Sharks sees them put Tate touch in-goal. 20m restart.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-18

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Lui with a great kick on the last forces a dropout.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-18

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

Thurston puts the Cowboys out by a converted try.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-18

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PENALTY Cowboys. Sharks slowing down the play-the-ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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Winterstein arrives at the same time as Ryan attempts to catch the ball with the ball appearing to go off the cowboys. Cowboys scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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Graham kicks on the last and the ball rebounds off the Cowboys back into Gordon but it's ruled not to have been played at. Cowboys ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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PENALTY Sharks. Lui slows the play-the-ball down and the Sharks will go on the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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Great chase from Sosaia Feki bundles Ulugia into touch! The Cowboys went straight through off Reithmuller who kicked for Ulugia. The young Cowboys winger got to the ball first before Feki came up with a trysaver. Sharks scrum.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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Lui kicks back to the posts looking for Thurston but Ryan is back for the Sharks to get back in the field of play

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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Gallen puts boot to ball and Winterstein gets possession for the Cowboys despite slipping over.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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Lui kicks dead on the last. Sharks 20m restart.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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

Tariq Sims puts the Cowboys back in front and again it was Bowen with the sleight of hand as he put his second-rower one-on-one with Tagataese and he was too strong. Thurston hits the post.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-18

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PENALTY Cowboys. Crusher tackle from Paul Gallen and the Sharks skipper is placed on report.

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

Cooper hits back for the Cowboys with a great straight-running line off the pass from Lui. Thurston locks us up again in the Shire.

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Double knock-on after Thurston chipped for himself. Gordon knocked on when diving on the ball before Sims knocked on. Cowboys scrum.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

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Good goal-line defence from the Sharks repels the Cowboys and they work the ball upfield.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

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PENALTY Cowboys. Pomeroy with a high tackle on Cooper.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

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PENALTY Cowboys. Pomeroy offside at the play-the-ball.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

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De Gois' pass to Heighington is ruled forward. Cowboys to go straight back on the attack.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Jayson Bukuya. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Bukuya gets his first career double after Matt Bowen was clean bowled by Robson's kick. The big second rower then won the race to the ball just in front of a despairing dive from Winterstein. Gordon adds the extras.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 18-12

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Sharks try.

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Winterstein with an attempted offload and the Sharks get possession back.

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Robson's kick goes dead.

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Sharks with first use of the footy in the second half. Defending the northern end.

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Cowboys back out on the park.

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Halftime at Shark Park and the Cowboys and Sharks are locked up at 12-all.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Penalty goal attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon locks us up at halftime with a 34-metre penalty goal.

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PENALTY Sharks. Another stripping penalty against the visitors.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-10

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Scrappy play from the cowboys on the last with Sims' pass going to ground. The home side with the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-10

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Bowen juggles Robson's kick at the second attempt.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-10

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Thurston goes to the air and Ryan goes to ground after looking into the sun and taking the ball well.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-10

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Jayson Bukuya. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon unsuccessful.

Bukuya scores for the Sharks and it was magical work from Beau Ryan in the leadup. Robson went to the air, Ryan outleapt Thurston before passing back to Robson who found Bukuya in support. Gordon drags the conversion across the face.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-10

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Sharks try.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-6

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Sharks moving down the field on tackle five through Ross.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-6

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PENALTY Cowboys. Sharks offside.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-6

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News from the Cowboys room is a broken middle finger for Matt Scott. He will not return.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-6

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

Brent Tate puts the Cowboys ahead courtesy of a perfectly placed kick off Matt Bowen's boot. Thurston found his fullback who caught the ball before throwing it on his foot for Tate to win the race. Thurston makes it 2/2 with the boot.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-6

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Heighington puts the ball down this time. Cowboys now in possession.

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A Cowboys error from Brent Tate. Sharks scrum.

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Scrambling defence from the Cowboys prevents the Sharks from scoring after Ulugia allowed a bomb to bounce.

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Lot of ball movement from the Sharks, no much forward progress.

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PENALTY Sharks. Lui with an old-fashioned shepherd.

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Sharks error. Cowboys on the attack.

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Dangerous looking tackle goes unpunished by the referees. Well worth a look on the replay.

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Cowboys march down the field and Thurston kicks into touch 10m from the Sharks line.

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Cowboys march down the field and Thurston kicks into touch 10m from the Sharks line.

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

Matt Bowen hits back for the Cowboys with a superb individual effort. He threw the dummy on the outside before forcing his way into the in-goal after a step off his left foot. Thurston adds the extras.

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Ryan loses the ball attempting to get back into the field of play but luckily for the winger, the Cowboys also knock on picking the ball up. Cowboys scrum.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Cowboys try.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Robson kicks on the last and the ball trickles dead with Ryan in hot pursuit.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Thurston's long ball to Ulugia is ruled forward as the winger dives over untouched. Sharks scrum.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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Thurston goes to the air and Gordon knocks on attempting to defuse the bomb. Cowboys scrum.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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PENALTY Sharks. Ball pulled out by Tate with two in the tackle.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Jeff Robson. Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Jeff Robson opens the scoring this afternoon for the Sharks. It was all too easy on the last with the Cowboys outside defence racing up off their line which left a gaping hole in the middle for him to step and dive over under the posts. Gordon adds the extras from in front.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 6-0

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PENALTY Sharks. Scott inexplicably gives away the penalty while in possession after giving Robson a push while playing the ball.

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PENALTY Cowboys. Tagataese with the high shot.

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Gordon found himself in some open space, but had the ball knocked free by Lui.

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PENALTY Sharks. Cowboys inside the 10.

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Robson chips into the corner and Bowen has possession for North Qld.

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Some scrappy play from the Cowboys sees Bowen knock on. Sharks scrum.

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Kick rebounds off a Shark and the tackle count restarts for the Cowboys.

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Robson grubbers on the last but Bowen is back for the Cowboys.

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And Thurston fails to find touch!

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PENALTY Cowboys. Three Sharks defenders in the tackle with Lewis ruled to have pulled it out.

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We're underway!

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Thurston takes the Cowboys onto Remondis Stadium and they head to the northern end of the ground where they will receive the kick-off.

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Fulltime in the Holden Cup and the Sharks have run out 36-20 victors over the Cowboys.

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Big news coming out of the Sharks camp with Todd Carney ruled out with a hamstring injury. He will be replaced at five-eighth by Wade Graham who moves from the second row. Jayson Bukuya comes into the starting side and Ben Ross starts off the bench.

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A warm welcome to a sensational looking Sunday in the Shire for the Round 25 encounter between the Sharks and Cowboys. In team news for the Cowboys they are 1-17.

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Sharks: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Ben Pomeroy 4. Jonathan Wright 5. Beau Ryan 12. Wade Graham 7. Jeff Robson 8. Andrew Fifita 9. John Morris 10. Sam Tagataese 11. Luke Lewis 16. Jayson Bukuya 13. Paul Gallen (c)
Interchange: 14. Isaac De Gois 15. Chris Heighington 17. Anthony Tupou 20. Ben Ross

Cowboys: 1. Matthew Bowen 2. Wayne Ulugia 3. Brent Tate 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Johnathan Thurston (c) 7. Robert Lui 8. Matthew Scott (c) 9. Rory Kostjasyn 10. James Tamou 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Glenn Hall 13. Joel Riethmuller
Interchange: 14. Jayden Hodges 15. Tariq Sims 16. Scott Bolton 17. Ricky Thorby 18. Ashton Sims

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Referees: Shayne Hayne, Luke Phillips

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Adam Reid

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (18)
Tries: Jeff Robson, Jayson Bukuya (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Michael Gordon (1/1)

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (31)
Tries: Matthew Bowen, Brent Tate, Gavin Cooper (2), Tariq Sims
Field Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)



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