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Round 7 - Saturday 27th April @ 05:30pm
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Round 7 - Saturday 27th April @ 05:30pm
COWBOYS vs. RAIDERS
1300SMILES Stadium
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L: 9
H-T: 12
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That's it from Townsville. Stay tuned to the main page for the match report.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-12

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

Thurston kicks the penalty goal to get the 18 point win.

North Queensland Cowboys 30-12

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Cowboys break the line and it goes to Linnett who is pulled down and penalised. The siren sounds as they are deciding what to do and it looks like they'll take the shot at goal.

North Queensland Cowboys 28-12

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Ash Graham is in for a try after Thurston grubbers through the defenders. Croker and Tate went for it but could only get a hand to it before falling over. Graham cleaned up the ball to extend the lead. Thurston misses after the ball bounces off the posts.

North Queensland Cowboys 28-12

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Ash Graham looks to have scored his 100th try in the NRL.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-12

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PENALTY - Canberra pinged for a high shot on Sims close to the line. They've decided to take the tap.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-12

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Jack Wighton makes an unforced error.

Wighton cleans up the kick towards his own goal line but knocks the ball on in the tackle from the kick chasers.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-12

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Joel Edwards makes an unforced error.

Edwards on the receiving end of another hospital pass and he's knocked it on.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-12

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

Thurston kicks the penalty goal to take the lead to 12 points the difference.

North Queensland Cowboys 24-12

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PENALTY - Cowboys will take the shot at goal after the player was held down too long in the tackle.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-12

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Fai-Fai Loa almost in in the corner however Wighton has knocked it out from under him in the air. Cowboys get the ball from the drop out.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-12

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Joel Edwards makes an unforced error.

Joel Edwards knocks on in the tackle.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-12

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Jack Wighton. Conversion attempt by Reece Robinson successful.

The Raiders have obviously targeted Fai-Fai Loa and have done so again, putting the ball high close to the line. It's a messy clean up and Williams gets a long ball out to Wighton who is over for a try. Robinson converts in Crokers absence.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-12

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After a messy clean up from the bomb, the Raiders get six more. Williams puts the ball over the top to Wighton and hes in for a try.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Kalifa Faifai Loa makes an unforced error.

Fai-Fai Loa with a knock on from a bomb. Raiders with the scrum feed.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Michael Morgan. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Morgan comes up in support of Sims and takes the ball past the fullback to score. Thurston converts this with a wicked bend on it.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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Tariq Sims gets through a hole and storms toward the tryline to pass to Morgan to put the ball down over line line to the right of the posts.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Fai-Fai Loa almost loses another one in the contest from the bomb but manages to scrape it back into his grasp.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Ouch! Tate falls into a tackle from Croker and they're both on the ground getting some attentions from their respective trainers.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Raiders drop the ball within their own 30m and the Cowboys are on the attack again. If they could manage to hold onto the ball they would be on top of the Cowboys by now.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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After a shaky clean up from the kick down field, Bowen gets the ball wide to Tate who makes a break down the sideline. He's pulled down and they're now in the Raiders half. Raiders clean up the attacking kick and manage to get out of the in goal with millimetres to spare.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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VIDEO DECISION - NO TRY! Morgan tried to push over defenders and stretch his arm out over the line but falls short of the white chalk. Raiders with a scrum feed from the knock on.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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VIDEO REF - Morgan with a possible try here. On replay it looks to be short.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Cowboys on the attack but not making much ground.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Terry Campese makes an unforced error.

Campese knocks the ball on from dummy half. Cowboys with a feed 20m out from the Raiders line.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Now the Cowboys get a repeat set after Bowen grubbers into the in goal. Robinson cleans up but it pops out of his hands and over the in goal.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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PENALTY - Cowboys get a penalty after Williams was busted for holding down the player.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Shaun Fensom makes an unforced error.

Fensom knocks on in the tackle and it's play on to the Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Robinson puts in a grubber for the winger but it's gone out in goal. Looks like it was off Morgan, but the Cowboys have been given the feed.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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A grubber into the in goal forces another repeat set after Fai-Fai Loa takes it over the dead ball line..

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Nice take by Wighton there from the bomb and the Raiders are already looking better than in the first half. Campese kicks long and its gone dead in goal. I think he was aiming for the 40/20. Bowen has taken it dead and it'll be another drop out.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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McCrone to Williams close to the line but it was a terrible pass and Williams is crunched and knocks the ball on.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Raiders making good metres and it's gone out to Campese to kick to the in goal. Fai-Fai Loa has knocked it on in goal and they'll have a drop out.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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We're underway in the second half! Raiders to get us started with the first set.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Thats the end of the first half. Cowboys started off by dominating however the possession managed to swing back towards the Raiders enough for them to be given a few opportunities. Unfortunately they were unable to capitalise and will go into the break 16 - 6 down.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Raiders kick into touch and thats the first half done and dusted.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Thurston ends the set by kicking the ball into touch and there is about 60 seconds left in the first half.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Thompson has knocked on in the tackle and the Cowboys will get the ball back through a scrum 10m out from their own line.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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PENALTY - Ball stripped by a Cowboys defender.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Campese with a crisp pass out to Croker whos put it down just before the line. Bowen cleans it up and gets out of danger. Further up the field Fai-Fai Loa has knocked on trying to get a pass off. Canberra with the restart through a scrum feed.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Tariq Sims with a great effort on Edwards close to the line. Thompson looking dangerous. A shallow kick into the in goal is put out by Thurston and they'll have a drop out to the Raiders.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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PENALTY - Raiders get another penalty and they'll start the attack within the Cowboys 20m.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Back and forth sets at the moment.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Raiders making good metres through the middle of the field at the moment.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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PENALTY - Raiders get a penalty on the first tackle after being held down a little too long.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Bowen is up and walking it off. Very good to see.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Bomb put up by the Raiders but the Cowboys have cleaned up on the bounce and are back to the 50m line on the 4th tackle. Bowen is still down out the back and he looks to be clutching his knee.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Rushed passing has again brought the Cowboys undone. The Raiders have the ball back after Croker picks up the ball from a lazy pass.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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The Cowboys now threatening the Raiders line again. 6 to go for the Cowboys however Edwards has cut Fai-Fai Loa in half with a monstrous tackle. That'll hurt tomorrow.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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PENALTY - Raiders have been pinged for stripping the ball in the tackle.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Edwards carts the ball up from the drop out but hes knocked it on.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Williams takes it to the line and puts Thompson through a hole big enough to turn a Mack truck. He gets taken down but the Raiders will get the ball after the Cowboys put it dead.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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PENALTY - The Raiders get a relieving penalty for a high tackle from Scott and they kick for touch. Restart on the 50m line.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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The Cowboys go wide to the left through Thurston and Bowen but the last pass has gone forward. The Raiders defense forced that rushed passing and it's paid off for them.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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PENALTY - Raiders have been penalised on the first tackle. Cowboys take the tap.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Cowboys end the set with a long bomb and Robinson takes it comfortably. He runs it back and makes good metres before losing the ball in the tackle. The Cowboys will have another scrum 20m out from the Raiders line.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Graham goes up for a bomb from the Raiders and hes knocked it forward into Croker who ducked through some defenders to eventually be taken down by Tate. Croker has knocked on in the tackle and the Cowboys will get a scrum feed.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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The Cowboys dominating at this stage of the game with what seems like all of the ball. The kick to end the set goes dead and Robinson will bring it back for a 20m tap.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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

Thurston puts in a grubber and Bowen races in to score under the posts. Thurston easily kicks that from in front. They are looking sharp tonight.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Bowen's in under the posts after an expertly placed grubber from Thurston. That was a ripper of a try!

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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Matt Scott with a barnstorming run making a ton of metres. He's eventually penalised and they kick for touch. They're starting the set 30m out from the Raiders line.

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Glenn Hall. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Hall crashes in next to the posts after the Cowboys have the tackle count restarted. Thurston kicks the goal and they're back in the lead again.

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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Morgan kicks through the defenders and it bounces off a defenders legs back to the Cowboys.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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Great tackle by Ferguson on Sims to stop a try on the line.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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PENALTY - The referee has found hands in the tackle of Matt Scott and Thurston kicks for touch. They'll start the set from 20m out.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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The Raiders complete another set and Bowen brings it back for the Cowboys. They're up to the halfway line on the 3rd tackle through Matt Scott.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Edrick Lee. Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Edrick Lee takes a great intercept from a Bowen pass and is in for the Raiders first of the evening. Croker converts and they take the early lead.

Canberra Raiders 6-4

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Intercept by Lee from a pass to the winger from Bowen and he is in just to the left of the posts for the second try tonight.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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Morgan kicks on the last tackle to ensure the set after the try is completed. The Raiders bring it back through Lee.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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

Tate over early in the tackle count after a charge down further up the field. Thurston's kick misses across the front of the posts.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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The Cowboys get a charge down from a Raiders kick and they take off up the field. The ball comes wide to Tate early in the tackle count who is in for a try!

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The Raiders kick off and the Cowboys will take the opening set of six.

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It's almost kick off and the sun has just about set. Can the Raiders win away from home without two of their important forwards or will the Cowboys show that they are genuine Premiership contenders and run away with the win?

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Team changes:

Winterstein is replaced by Fai Fai Loa on the wing and Johnson has been ruled out to be replaced by Riethmuller.

For the Raiders, Ferguson comes into the centres pushing Wighton out to the wing. Earl is the odd one out.

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Cowboys: 1. Matthew Bowen 2. Ashley Graham 3. Brent Tate 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Johnathan Thurston (c) 7v Michael Morgan 8. Matthew Scott (c) 9. Rory Kostjasyn 10. James Tamou 11. Tariq Sims 12. Glenn Hall 13. Dallas Johnson
Interchange: 14. Ray Thompson 15. Gavin Cooper 16. Scott Bolton 17. Jason Taumalolo 18. Ashton Sims

Raiders: 1. Reece Robinson 2. Sandor Earl 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Jack Wighton 5. Edrick Lee 6. Josh McCrone 7. Sam Williams 8. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs 9. Matt McIlwrick 10. Brett White 11. Joel Edwards 12. Jake Foster 13. Shaun Fensom
Interchange: 14. Terry Campese 15. Joel Thompson 16. Dane Tilse 17. Paul Vaughan

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Referees: Gavin Badger, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Brenden Wood

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Justin Morgan

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (28)
Tries: Brent Tate, Glenn Hall, Matthew Bowen, Michael Morgan, Ashley Graham
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (12)
Tries: Edrick Lee, Jack Wighton
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/1), Reece Robinson (1/1)
Penalty Goals:



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