Cowboys charge over Tigers and into top four

THE North Queensland Cowboys have surged into the Telstra Premiership top four following a 29-16 defeat of a courageous Wests Tigers in front of 12,357 fans at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.

In an entertaining sideline-to-sideline, end-to-end encounter both sides exchanged tries in a scintillating first half which saw a combined six tries scored as Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah, Matt Bowen and Johnathan Thurston treated the home fans to an entertaining spectacle.

The first try took 10 minutes but it was the Cowboys who opened their account through second rower Glenn Hall. Fullback Matt Bowen