It is Fulltime! Brisbane have dominated the Cowboys running out convincing winners by 29-10 in an impressive display at Suncorp Stadium. Stay tuned for the 3,2,1's and Match Report to come @LeagueUnlimited!
Anthony Milford takes an easy shot a field goal to finish the game! Broncos 29-10
Huge bomb from Michael Morgan and Jamayne Isaako juggles the catch but takes it 5m from his own line.
Te Maire Martin grubbers for himself on the last and the referee rules that the ball goes dead, after initially ruling it came off Nikorima. 20m re-start Brisbane.
Jordan Kahu pushes it wide. Score remains 28-10 to Brisbane.
Justin O'Neill picks up a scrappy try, with Morgan and Tom Opacic combine to pick up a loose ball. O'Neil speeds away for an easy try. Broncos lead 28-10 kick to come.
Hess drops the ball cold and Jack Bird puts Oates away but Jordan Kahu pulls off a try saver.
Jamayne Isaako again misses a pretty easy shot. Brisbane lead 28-6.
Kotoni Staggs hits a gap off Kodi Nikorima and throws the ball back inside (suspect forward pass at best) and finds Andrew McCullough who runs under the posts. Broncos lead 28-6 kick to come.
Anthony Milford throws an inside ball to Darius Boyd but it is forward and it is no try. Cowboys still in it.
Joe Ofahengaue gets a short ball from Andrew McCullough at the line and is held up. Broncos ball 10m out!
Jordan Kahu converts his own try. Broncos lead 24-6.
VIDEO REF - TRY - Jordan Kahu collects a superb cut out ball from Mitchell Dunn and Kahu looked to have just kept control. Broncos lead 24-4, kick to come.
Penalty Cowboys - Against David Fifita for being inside the 10m. Cowboys find the line 35m from their own line.
Tom Opacic makes a mistake. Broncos on the attack again inside the 30m line.
Anthony Milford gets a superb kick away on the last and it sits up in goal for Javid Bowen who just makes his way back into the field of play.
Jamayne Isaako misses from the sideline. Score remains 24-0.
James Roberts scores after a great ball from Darius Boyd. Broncos are on fire and lead 24-0 and again off the back off another strong run from Tevita Pangai. Kick to come.
Justin O'Neill knocks on and puts his side under enormous pressure. Scrum Broncos 10m out.
Jamayne Isaako adds the extras. Broncos have come out firing at halftime and now lead 20-0.
Thomas Flegler goes close but is held up. Off the next play Tevita Pangai charges through the line to score!
Jamayne Isaako hits the upright with the conversion. Score remains 14-0
Kodi Nikorima and Jack Bird combine on the left to put Corey Oates for his second try! Great start Broncos. 14-0 kick to come.
We are underway in the Second Half at Suncorp Stadium!
Michael Morgan grubbers for the in-goal on the last and James Roberts is there and it is halftime, with the Broncos leading 10-0!
Jamayne Isaako spills a kick on the first tackle. Cowboys scrum 20m out just before halftime.
Tevita Pangai again smashes Josh McGuire. Pangai is on a mission tonight!
Alex Glenn puts down a flat pass from Anthony Milford. Scrum Cowboys 13m out from their own line.
Anthony Milford grubbers for the in goal and Jack Bird, Corey Oates and Pangai are there to keep Nene Macdonald in goal.
Michael Morgan drops the ball cold on the last. Broncos scrum just short of halfway.
Josh McGuire knocks on now. Broncos back on the attack!
Anthony Milford gets a poor pass from dummy half off Alex Glenn and Cowboys are off the hook! Cowboys scrum 10m from their own line.
INJURY UPDATE - Jason Taumalolo is back on the field.
Short dropout and it pays off, as Darius Boyd is tackled 20m from his own line.
Tom Opacic makes a kick on the last and it is a beauty. Jamayne Isaako is caught in goal. Dropout Broncos.
Anthony Milford gets caught on the last, he offloads and finds the rookie prop Thomas Flegler who busts the line and then slips into Jordan Kahu and tackled 15m from the Cowboys line.
INJURY UPDATE - Jason Taumalolo has left the field with a possible medial ligament injury. Currently being assessed.
Jamayne Isaako misses the conversion. Score remains 10-0.
Jamayne Isaako takes a spectacular take off a Kodi Nikorima cross field bomb. Isaako offloads to David Fifita who passes to James Roberts for him to stroll over to score! Superb effort from Isaako! Broncos lead 10-0 kick to come.
Jamayne Isaako makes a break down the right hand side from his own 20m line. He finds Kodi Nikorima, who finds James Roberts who burns past 2 defenders and kicks across field for Jack Bird and Javid Bowen bats the ball dead! Dropout Cowboys.
Penalty Cowboys - Against Tevita Pangai for holding Jordan McLean down. 4 penalties in a row and no Sin Bin.
Jake Granville chips over the crossbar for Gavin Cooper on the inside but Jamayne Isaako is there to bat it dead. Dropout Broncos.
Penalty Cowboys - Josh McGuire charges into the Broncos forwards and almost scores. Joe Ofahengaue is penalised for holding on too long. Cowboys take the tap.
Penalty Cowboys - Tevita Pangai gets up too quickly but smashes Josh McGuire all the same. Cowboys on the attack!
Matt Gillett spills the ball on the third tackle. Cowboys ball 15m out!
Jamayne Isaako strikes it well and adds the extras. Broncos lead 6-0.
Tevita Pangai skittles a few defenders close to the line, he finds Jack Bird who puts Corey Oates over for the first try of the night! Broncos lead 4-0 kick to come.
Jack Bird puts Corey Oates away on the short side, Oates kicks inside for Anthony Milford but Javid Bowen is there to clean up.
Great grubber on the last from Michael Morgan, who rolls it in-goal, however Jamayne Isaako reads it well and is tackled 10m from his own line.
Te Maire Martin gets the ball on the last, but he is rushed by Tevita Pangai and is tackled. Broncos handover 10m out from their own line.
Broncos try on a backline play 15m out, however Milford's long pass to Oates misses the mark and goes into touch.
David Fifita tackled on the last tackle close to the line. Cowboys ball 6m from their own line.
Penalty Cowboys - Against Josh McGuire for a strip on James Roberts. Broncos find the line on halfway.
We are underway at Suncorp Stadium and Jordan McLean brings it back for the Cowboys!
Welcome to Suncorp Stadium for the Queensland Derby, where the Brisbane Broncos host the North Queensland Cowboys. This is habitually a classic contest and with the Cowboys pinching two of the Broncos favourite sons in Josh McGuire and Jordan Kahu in the off-season, there promises to be plenty of feeling in this clash. The Broncos have no changes and are 1-17. The Cowboys have made a late positional change, with Josh McGuire starting at lock. This sees Jason Taumalolo start on the edge, with Coen Hess back to the pine. What a game this promises to be! Get pumped up, grab yourself a beer and stay tuned for all the action @LeagueUnlimited. Kickoff in the Derby is not far away!
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Grant Atkins, Gavin Badger
Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Todd Smith
Video Referee: Ben Galea, Steve Chiddy
BRISBANE BRONCOS (29)
Tries: Corey Oates (2), James Roberts (2), Tevita Pangai, Andrew McCullough
Field Goals: Anthony Milford (1/1)
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (2/6)
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (10)
Tries: Jordan Kahu, Justin O'Neill
Conversions: Jordan Kahu (1/2)