Cowboys finals dream remains after hunting Sharks

Matt Bowen might be into the twilight of his career but he provided a vintage performance for North Queensland at Remondis Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Cowboys 31-18 victory over the Sharks ensures they are now in the box seat to progress to the finals, only requiring a victory over the Tigers next Saturday in Townsville to ensure they qualify.

The nifty fullback scored a try himself and set up another three as he wound the clock back several years.