80:00
Sun 16 July 2017
Barlow Park - Crowd: 11217
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And that's the game. The Cowboys have put together a pretty impressive performance, but the Rabbitohs' handling errors really hurt them, as they go down 23-10.

North Queensland Cowboys 23-10

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The Cowboys get forced into a dropout. George Burgess brings it back, and Granville belts him, forcing the ball lose. Great technique.

North Queensland Cowboys 23-10

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Field goal attempt by Lachlan Coote successful.

Lachlan Coote puts the ugliest field goal attempt in, but it's enough to get between the posts.

North Queensland Cowboys 23-10

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The Cowboys get a repeat set with only a few minutes remaining. Can they extend their lead?

North Queensland Cowboys 22-10

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Robbie Farah gets up looking to milk a penalty, but it goes against him.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-10

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds unsuccessful.

Reynolds hits the upright, and the ball bounces back. Unsuccessful.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-10

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by Braidon Burns. Kick to come.

But finally they've scored! Two quick passes put Burns over out wide.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-10

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A great run from Sam Burgess, no support. Then a great run from Angus Crichton, again no support.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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The Cowboys are making a lot of errors in the past ten minutes, but the Rabbitohs seem to be playing down to match them.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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The Cowboys lose the ball at the Bunnies' end of the field, and the home side will bring the ball out from their own line.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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The Bunnies kick into the in goal, but Kyle Feldt picks the ball up and easily returns it into the field of play.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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Sam Burgess is dropped in a massive tackle from Ben Hampton. He gets up holding his neck, and is slow to play the ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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The Rabbitohs need points quickly now, with less than 20 minutes remaining in the game.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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A knock on against the Cowboys as Morgan tries to sprint through for an intercept.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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We're going to the bunker for a possible try to the Cowboys. There's a little chip over the top on tackle one, but Kane Linnett knocks it on. No try.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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Jason Taumalolo with a massive run. First a massive right foot step, then a goosestep, and then an attempt to run over Walker. But a great tackle from Walker stops him.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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Jason Clark knocks the ball on, and the Rabbitohs mess up another chance.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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Morgan's shoulder seems to be ok now - must have just been a burner.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Conversion attempt by Ethan Lowe successful.

Lowe converts, and the Cowboys are in a commanding position now.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-6

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Scored by Jake Granville. Kick to come.

A massive gap off the side of the ruck, and Jake Granville just runs through it at scores. He made that look easy!

North Queensland Cowboys 20-6

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A loose carry from the Rabbitohs sees the Cowboys feed a scrum inside the Bunnies' half.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Michael Morgan is down in backplay clutching at his left shoulder.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Reynolds kicks high at the other end of the field, but it sails into the in goal and is taken easily. The Cowboys are targeting the Rabbitohs' right edge at the moment.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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The Cowboys kick high on the last, but the Rabbitohs are up to the task. Great take from Cody Walker.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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We're back underway in the second half, with the Rabbitohs kicking off.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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They get a penalty, but are beaten by the buzzer. We go to the break with the Rabbitohs trailing the Cowboys by ten.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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The Rabbitohs work the ball out of their own end for what looks like their last set of the half.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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Reynolds kicks low, but it's too deep and goes dead. The Cowboys take a quick tap and run almost to the 40 metre line.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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The Rabbitohs behind by ten at the moment, and looking to get a late try before half time. They're on the Cowboys ten metre line on the last.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Conversion attempt by Ethan Lowe successful.

Ethan Lowe converts this one, and the Cowboys have a healthy lead heading towards the break.

North Queensland Cowboys 16-6

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Scored by Coen Hess. Kick to come.

And at the other end of the field the Rabbitohs' defenders rush up and in. Coen Hess runs over the top of Jason Clark, and plants the ball. The bunker approves, and it's another four pointer for the Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys 14-6

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Ethan Lowe hits Sam Burgess hard in a tackle, and he loses the ball. It was partly due to the poor pass from Farah though...

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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Sam Burgess comes in and drives the tackled man back into the in goal, and forces a line drop out. it goes 65 metres on the fly. Huge!

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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George Burgess crashes towards the line, but is held up over the line.

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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The Bunnies take advantage of a penalty, and kick their way to well within attacking distance.

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Conversion attempt by Ethan Lowe unsuccessful.

No luck this time for the conversion attempt from Ethan Lowe.

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Scored by Kyle Feldt. Kick to come.

A lovely pass from Coote finds Kyle Feldt out wide, and there is plenty of space for him to cross in the corner.

North Queensland Cowboys 10-6

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The Cowboys surge towards the line now. Granville looks right, then goes left but Morgan is dragged down on the fourth. Alex Johnson catches the high kick on the last, but Ethan Lowe shoves him over the sideline, and the Cowboys get a scrum feed only metres out.

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Reynolds' pass out the back goes to ground, and the Bunnies have to clean it up. On the last they kick back towards the posts but Coote is right there.

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A half break from Sutton, before offloading to Cody Walker. The Rabbitohs are 20 metres out on the first tackle.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS: Conversion attempt by Ethan Lowe successful.

And the conversion is pretty simple for Ethan Lowe.

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

Jason Taumalolo isolates a defender from a couple of metres out, and runs clean over the top of him to score a try for the Cowboys. Didn't take long to hit back.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Terrible first set after points, with Thomas Burgess losing the ball after a good hit from John Asiata. Wasn't a particularly huge hit, but it was in the right spot and the ball comes loose.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Reynolds continues his red hot run with the boot, and easily converts the try.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by Cody Walker. Kick to come.

And at the opposite end of the field, Adam Reynolds puts on two massive steps before throwing the ball to a flying Cody Walker to cross for the first try of the game.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 4-0

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The Cowboys attack the Rabbitohs' line, but they can't complete the set.

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Farah slows the play with a kick for the sideline, and the scrum will pack on the Cowboys 10 metre line.

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The Bunnies bringing it out from their own end, with a big breeze at their backs.

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Four penalties in the first seven minutes here, not a great start. Count is 3-1 to the Cowboys, who get out of their own end with some help.

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Game on at Barlow Park. Souths have the ball first up.

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Team news has Aaron Gray and Damien Cook out of the Rabbitohs side, with Braidon Burns coming in on the wing and Cameron Murray replacing Cook on the interchange. The Cowboys are 1-17.

Cairns is the venue for the last match of the shortened period of the season! South Sydney are 'hosting' North Queensland at Barlow Park in this one.


Referees:

Referees: Gavin Badger, Jon Stone

Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Jared Maxwell

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (10)
Tries: Cody Walker, Braidon Burns
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/2)
Penalty Goals:

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (23)
Tries: Jason Taumalolo, Kyle Feldt, Coen Hess, Jake Granville
Field Goals: Lachlan Coote (1/1)
Conversions: Ethan Lowe (3/4)
Penalty Goals: