Full Time
7:50pm Thu August 9, 2018
Round 22 - 1300SMILES Stadium - Crowd: 19663

FULL TIME - The Cowboys snatch a thrilling 34-30 win over the Broncos here at Townsville. Thanks for joining us for tonight's game! Stay tuned for the full wrap.


Brisbane throw everything they have at them on the last play but Te Maire Martin has it and the Cowboys will win!


Johnathan Thurston with a great kick on the last and he traps Darius Boyd two metres out from his own line.


Jamayne Isaako with the short dropout and Kyle Feldt soars above to take it!


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

Thurston sends it through and we have a thrilling finish coming up!

Cowboys lead Cowboys 34 - 30 Broncos

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Coen Hess. Kick to come.

Checked with the Bunker and Hess is awarded the try!

Cowboys lead Cowboys 32 - 30 Broncos

Johnathan Thurston grubbers and the bounce is a shocker for Anthony Milford! Coen Hess snatches it and the Cowboys have the lead!


A poor set and Jamayne Isaako kicks on the last. Kyle Feldt brings it up to the Brisbane 30!


Gideon Gela-Mosby threatening and goes short to Jason Taumalolo who surges towards the line but is pulled up just short. Brisbane defending very bravely and they have it back on the last off the Gavin Cooper grubber.


Cowboys on halfway - Jake Granville stumbles out of dummy-half and gives it to Jake Clifford who does very well to turn it into a try-scoring chance! He races down the right edge and links with Justin O'Neill who grubbers for Kyle Feldt but Kodi Nikorima just gets there to kick it dead! Cowboys with a full set and they start it 20 out after a big run by Matthew Scott.


Tevita Pangai Junior pushes Matthew Scott away and the Broncos are just 20 out. Anthony Milford with an early grubber but Te Maire Martin has it. A brave diving effort from the fullback to take it under pressure.


Anthony Milford grubbers on the last and Johnathan Thurston is ruled to have taken it dead.


Andrew McCullough grubbers through and Anthony Milford has scored but it is pulled back because the referee called a penalty just before the hooker kicked the ball! Broncos still with possession. Big set in defence for the Cowboys!


Cowboys with all the momentum and they are 40 out after a strong run by Jordan McLean. Jamayne Isaako takes the bomb on the last and is tackled by JT but a penalty is given after Thurston was ruled to have knocked the ball out.


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

Thurston kicks it and the margin is two.

Broncos lead Cowboys 28 - 30 Broncos

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Gavin Cooper. Kick to come.

Matt Scott goes short to Cooper who crashes over! Lovely hands from the big man.

Broncos lead Cowboys 26 - 30 Broncos

Jordan McLean with the opening run before Jason Taumalolo takes another charge and is taken on the 20. Jake Clifford then takes the Brisbane line on and draws a big penalty! JT finds touch 25 out! Big chance here.


Conversion: Cowboys
Attempted by Johnathan Thurston.

Thurston misses to the right.

Broncos lead Cowboys 22 - 30 Broncos

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Kyle Feldt. Kick to come.

Feldt fends Gehamat Shibasaki away to score out wide! Big kick coming up!

Broncos lead Cowboys 22 - 30 Broncos

Brisbane hold on too long and the Cowboys have another full set 10 out. They need to convert this into points.


Jason Taumalolo with a massive run and the Cowboys are 30 out on the last and get a penalty! Taumalolo taps and runs! Matthew Scott then takes it up and is tackled 10 out. Kane Linnett almost surges through but is pulled up five short. Johnathan Thurston with lots of composure and he forces a repeat set.


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako sends it through.

Broncos lead Cowboys 18 - 30 Broncos

Try: Broncos
Scored by Tevita Pangai Junior. Kick to come.

Kodi Nikorima with a lovely short ball to Pangai-Junior who bursts through and steps around Te Maire Martin to score!

Broncos lead Cowboys 18 - 28 Broncos

What an effort! Te Maire Martin looked certain to be trapped in-goal and somehow forced his way out. Lots of feeling in this one. Cowboys are on their own 40 on the lat. JT sends it long for Jamayne Isaako who is trapped on his own 30.


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako puts Brisbane six in front.

Broncos lead Cowboys 18 - 24 Broncos

Try: Broncos
Scored by Korbin Sims. Kick to come.

Andrew McCullough goes short to Sims who barges over.

Broncos lead Cowboys 18 - 22 Broncos

Anthony Milford takes them on and is just pulled up five short before drawing a penalty. They'll take the tap.


Anthony Milford forces a goal-line drop-out and there's more pressure coming for the Cowboys.


Broncos 40 out on the last. Anthony Milford sends it long but Kyle Feldt has it and is taken on his own 10-metre mark. Justin O'Neill brings it up next and is forced backwards. Cowboys really struggling for metres here with Gideon Gela-Mosby dragged back towards the 10. North Queensland lacking energy. They are on their own 20 on the last and Jake Clifford sends it high for Jamayne Isaako who brings it up towards halfway.


Penalty Goal: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako locks the scoreline up at 18-all.

Tied up at Cowboys 18 - 18 Broncos

Big chance here for the Broncos. They are just 20 out after a surging run by Matthew Lodge. Korbin Sims tries to play it quickly and is slowed down. Penalty Broncos. Jamayne Isaako will look to lock it up.


Johnathan Thurston kicks it on the last from 30 out but Darius Boyd takes it. Jamayne Isaako brings it up and is belted by Jason Taumalolo who is penalised for a shoulder charge.


Anthony Milford goes short to Joe Ofahengaue and it is called forward. Now Andrew McCullough is penalised for backchat.


James Roberts with the next run before Tevita Pangai Junior works it up to the 30 and offloads for Jamayne Isaako who links with Corey Oates. A determined run, carrying Coen Hess and Gavin Cooper with him before being tackled on halfway. Brisbane nab a penalty for interference in the play the ball and Brisbane are 30 out and will tap.


Te Maire Martin fumbles the clearing kick on the last but it is ruled backwards. The Cowboys are 40 out on the last. Johnathan Thurston sends it high and Jamayne Isaako flies above to take it.


Fortunately, he copped a knee from Tevita Pangai Junior into the family jewels and is back up. James Roberts thinks it's pretty funny. Game back on and Thurston kicks long. Brisbane trapped 10 out from their own line.


Matthew Lodge with the opening run before Joe Ofahengaue works it up towards the 20. Alex Glenn then takes it up to the 30. Korbin Sims puts his hand up for a hit-up and works it past the 30. The clearing kick on the last is taken by Te Maire Martin. Time stopped now with Johnathan Thurston down injured and this doesn't look good.


Kyle Feldt gets us back underway!


Penalty Goal: Cowboys
Kicked by Kyle Feldt.

Feldt nails it and just calmly walks off!

Cowboys lead Cowboys 18 - 16 Broncos

John Asiata passes it to Johnathan Thurston who drops it but the halfback gets very lucky with Brisbane penalised for a late hit on Asiata. 1 minute to go and Kyle Feldt will shoot for goal from 56 metres out! Get ready folks! This will be incredible if he gets it.


Jake Granville hits Anthony Milford in a strong tackle and forces the ball loose!


Jamayne Isaako takes it up off the scrum before Gehamat Shibasaki surges up to the 30 off a strong run. Corey Oates then works it up to the 40. Matthew Lodge with a solid run and a quick play the ball. Darius Boyd bursts out of dummy-half and the Broncos are 40 out on the last. Kodi Nikorima runs it and links outside with Jamayne Isaako who kicks back inside and Jake Clifford bats it dead.


That was the Cowboys we have come to know and love this year. A terrible set in attack. No shape at all. Jake Clifford with a long ball for Corey Oates but it's a shocker and sprays over the sideline.


Jason Taumalolo carries it up to the 40 and Tevita Pangai Junior is penalised for coming into the tackle late. Cowboys 30 out with a perfect chance to regain the lead.


Penalty Goal: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

JT nails it.

Tied up at Cowboys 16 - 16 Broncos

Darius Boyd holds onto Coen Hess too long and Johnathan Thurston will look to lock things up.


Korbin Sims with an error off a terrible pass, Jake Clifford sprints away and is taken on halfway. A penalty is given for a flop and the Cowboys are 20 out.


No try and the Broncos will regain possession.


Gideon Gela-mosby goes over in the corner off a kick but looks like there was an obstruction. Going to the Bunker.


Johnathan Thurston with a well-weighted kick and the Cowboys will get another set.


Andrew McCullough with an error bringing it out and the Cowboys have an immediate chance to hit back. They pack a scrum 40 out to from the Brisbane line.


Penalty Goal: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

The Broncos suddenly have the lead! How quickly this game has turned!

Broncos lead Cowboys 14 - 16 Broncos

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako sends it through!

Tied up at Cowboys 14 - 14 Broncos

Try: Broncos
Scored by Matthew Lodge. Kick to come.

This game has turned on its head! Matthew Lodge barges over and will also get a penalty with Te Maire Martin ruled to have come in with his legs.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 14 - 12 Broncos

Matthew Lodge and David Fifita with the opening charges after points before Korbin Sims contributes a very strong run. He is taken just shy of the 40. Joe Ofahengaue and Lodge with the next runs. Brisbane are over halfway. Anthony Milford sends it high and Kyle Feldt has it. Cowboys working it out from inside their own end. Johnathan Thurston puts in an early chip kick and Gideon Gela-Mosby is ruled to have dropped it.


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako sends it through.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 14 - 8 Broncos

Try: Broncos
Scored by James Roberts. Kick to come.

The Broncos were shot but that may just be what they needed!

Cowboys lead Cowboys 14 - 6 Broncos

James Roberts sprints away after taking an intercept! Could be a massive turning point. Checking with the Bunker.


Matthew Lodge with a mistake bringing it out and the Cowboys are 20 out.


Jordan McLean and Jason Taumalolo again with the opening runs before Matthew Scott takes it up and goes short to Gavin Cooper who surges up towards halfway. Cowboys with all the running. They spread it right and Johnathan Thurston is taken 40 out on the fourth. Te Maire Martin sends it high on the last and Corey Oates gets up to take it.


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

Thurston nails it.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 14 - 2 Broncos

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Jason Taumalolo. Kick to come.

Taumalolo scoops up the ball after Boyd dropped it and evaded three defenders on the way to the line!

Cowboys lead Cowboys 12 - 2 Broncos

Jordan McLean takes it up to the 10 off the restart before being crunched by Sam Thaiday and Matthew Lodge. Matthew Scott and Jason Taumalolo the next to bring it up before Jake Granville surges over halfway. Johnathan Thurston drives it low on the last and Darius Boyd takes it up to the 20 and loses possession. Jason Taumalolo has it and runs away for a try! Checking with the Bunker!


Penalty Goal: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

The Cowboys nab an early penalty and JT will extend the home side's lead to six.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 8 - 2 Broncos

The Cowboys are 30 out on the last. Johnathan Thurston with a brilliant kick on the last and Jamayne Isaako is forced to bat it dead.


Broncos working it out from deep within his own end. Anthony Milford holds it up and puts Alex Glenn straight through a gaping hole. He links with Gehamat Shibasaki who is tackled 30 out. They throw it around and look a certainty to score out wide but Kodi Nikorima drops it.


Jordan McLean with the first run before Jason Taumalolo surges up over the 20-metre mark. Matthew Scott puts his hand up for the next run and is taken on the 40. Strong set here from the Cowboys and they are just 40 out from Brisbane on the last. Gavin Cooper with the kick on the last and Darius Boyd is trapped five out.


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

Thurston swings it back and through the posts.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 6 - 2 Broncos

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Gideon Gela-mosby. Kick to come.

Te Maire Martin rushes a quick grubber and Gela-Mosby streams onto it to score!

Cowboys lead Cowboys 4 - 2 Broncos

Kodi Nikorima takes them on on the last and looks like he is through but he offloads and Kane Linnett has it. Very close call but the Cowboys just survive and earn a relieving penalty as they work it out of their own end.


Gideon Gela-mosby and Kyle Feldt bringing it out for the Cowboys and the latter has dropped the ball 10 metres out. Poor start for the home side.


Joe Ofahengaue and David Fifita with the opening runs off the set after points. Kodi Nikorima now takes them on and offloads for Jamayne Isaako who is taken on the 40. Sam Thaiday with a barging run and Anthony Milford clears it on the last. Kyle Feldt is back there to retrieve it. He links with Te Maire Martin who is dragged down five out.


Penalty Goal: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako shoots it from in front.

Broncos lead Cowboys 0 - 2 Broncos

Debutant Gehamat Shibasaki with the first run before Sam Thaiday takes it up to the 20 on his 300th game. Anthony Milford then goes inside to Patrick Mago who is pulled up five short of the line. Jake Granville holds onto Joe Ofahengaue for too long and a penalty is given. They'll take the two.

Broncos to kick us off. Cowboys receive. Jordan McLean with the first run and he takes it up towards the 20. Jason Taumalolo then surges up towards the 30 before Matthew Scott takes it up to the 40. Jake Granville then gives it to Gavin Cooper who is taken just short of halfway. An early error from the Cowboys and the Broncos have it on halfway.

Good evening and welcome to our live blog of tonight's game between the Cowboys and Broncos! The Queensland derby is always a close one and this game shouldn't be different. I'm taking the home side by four. Kick-off very shortly.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Grant Atkins, Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

Tries: Gideon Gela-mosby, Jason Taumalolo, Kyle Feldt, Gavin Cooper, Coen Hess
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (2/2), Kyle Feldt (1/1)

Tries: James Roberts, Matthew Lodge, Korbin Sims, Tevita Pangai Junior
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Jamayne Isaako (3/3)