SCRUM COWBOYS - Raiders kick for touch.
Rapana seals it. He took the ball into the goal line defence and burrows over to score his second.
Whitehead charges down the kick, regathers and runs 40m before being tackled on halfway.
Raiders drop the ball 30m from their own line and the Cowboys clean it up.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Clifford very nearly nails a 40/20 but his foot is just outside the 40.
Cowboys with the short kick-off and they manage to tap it back, but Young cleans up.
Croker adds a conversion
Wighton cleans up the loose ball, sends it to Croker, who links with Cotric before receiving the ball again back on the inside and the Raiders captain scores.
After the Raiders cough the ball up the Cowboys follow suit.
Cowboys swing it right and Clifford drops it stone cold, with not a person in sight.
SCRUM COWBOYS - From the scrum, the Raiders send a long ball right and they knock it on, 10m from their own line.
SCRUM RAIDERS - McLean with a flat ball to Dunn and the bench player drops it.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Hands on the ball. Cowboys find touch 10m from halfway.
SCRUM COWBOYS - Hodgson with a grubber from dummy half finds touch 10m from the Cowboys line.
Hodgson with a 1-on-1 strip on Macdonald as the Cowboys were making big metres upfield. Hodgson is down getting treated. Looks to have some mild shoulder complaint. He's playing on
Morgan kicks to Bown on the left side, but Rapana takes a stunning catch to dash their hopes of scoring.
SCRUM COWBOYS - Papalii offloads to Cotric, and the young winger knocks it on, 20m from his own line.
Cowboys run it on the last and Morgan links with Martin, but Leilua made a great tackle to shut the play down 5m from the Raiders line.
Cowboys looking more threatening now. Both sides making easy metres each set.
On the last and Leilua takes a dummy half run down the short side and is tackled comfortably 5m short of the line.
Morgan received the ball on the left side, stepped back in towards the posts twice and then passed to Asiata, who reached out and slammed the ball down next to the posts.
CNK takes the kick on the full just in the field of the play, but the Cowboys defence force him back in goal. Raiders drop out.
Cowboys just hanging on by the hairs of their Jack Chin here. They need to score next.
Play stopped after a clash of knees between Granville and Leilua. Leilua hobbling off the field.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Morgan tried to get too his feet to play the ball but the tackle wasn't completed. Morgan lost the ball. 5m from the Raiders line and another chance goes begging.
Cowboys now 10m from the Raiders line
PENALTY COWBOYS - Croker has a few select words with the ref. The ref didn't like those selected and penalised the Raiders.
SCRUM COWBOYS - Havili breaks stright through the lazy marker defence and makes 25m before getting tackled 10m shy of the line. On the next play, the Raiders shifted left and Cotric drops a poor pass.
Great run by Horsburgh, making 15m running backwards in a tackle before getting an offload away.
Croker lands another penalty goal.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Hess gives away a penalty and the Raiders will have another crack at 2.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Raiders kick is fumbled by Martin 10m from his own line. Raiders on the attack.
Ricky Stuart at halftime was very Lukas Kristof at his team in the first half.
Williams has a crack at field goal from 30 odd out and pushes it just wide of the posts.
Crokers nails the 2 pointer from right in front.
Rapana gets put into space down the right touchline, kicks it back in-field and Leilua fields the bouncing ball in front of the posts and scores under the black dot.
PENALTY RAIDERS - They find touch 15m short of halfway.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Raiders give away a penalty and Ricky Stuart was seen mentioning Mark Off (erdahl)
Kahu adds the extras.
Morgan takes on the line, gets his arms free and offloads to Cooper in space and strolls over the line to score to the left of the posts.
Raiders spill the ball now. Cowboys back on the attack.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Clifford takes on the line and Barry Stumbles the ball
PENALTY COWBOYS - Wighton interferes with the play-the-ball. Cowboys take the tap 10m out.
Cowboys get the tackle count restarted, 15m from the Raiders line.
Hogdson's kick on the last goes out on the full.
Croker nails the goal from right in front.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Cowboys holding down and the Raiders eventually decide to have a crack at the 2.
Rapana with a *dunno* moment from dummy half, kicks the ball but regathers and the tackle count restarts again.
Whitehead loses the ball backwards in a tackle, but regathers and the tackle count restarts. Raiders 10m away from the Cowboys line.
Williams with a tidy grubber and Martin taps it dead. Cowboys drop out.
Morgan takes an age to get a rushed kick away and it goes out on the full.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Cowboys trying to slow down the play-the-ball.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Matt Scott drops a Frederic Zitter. Raiders will get the ball 10m shy of halfway.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Cowboys knock it on. Raiders will work it off their own 10m line.
PENALTY COWBOYS - second tackle after the last tackle and the Raiders are off-side and nabbed again.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Raiders pinged for a bit of wrestle. Morgan takes a quick tap.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Cowboys find touch 30m from the Raiders line.
SCRUM COWBOYS - Hodgson from dummy half looks to go left, then goes right and tries to pass, but he bumps into the back of his team mate at the play-the-ball and drops the ball forward.
Cowboys end their set with a poor kick, which Nicoll-Klokstad takes comfortably in his own in-goal. Cowboys having a real Adam Docker of a game so far.
SCRUM COWBOYS - Sutton drops the ball on the first tackle.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Cowboys give away another penalty on the second tackle, 10m from their own line.
PENALTY RAIDERS - Cowboys kick restart goes over the sideline on the full. Raiders find touch 25m from the Cowboys line.
Croker from the other touchline is again unable to convert
Raiders in their first set after the restart and march downfield with ease. On the last a grubber by Williams towards the left corner was helped along off Leilua's shin. Rapana cleaned up and dived over to score in the corner.
Croker unable to convert from the sideline
Raiders spread the ball left and Croker draws and passes to Cotric who just manages to get the ball down on the line and just before going into touch.
SCRUM RAIDERS - Bowen knocks on, 10m from the Cowboys line
Raiders on the last opt to go down the short side and Rapana very nearly gets a ball away but he's tackled 5m shy of the Cowboys line
Raiders kick-off and we're underway!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Dave Munro, Gavin Badger
Touch Judges: Mark Bohan, Michael Wise
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (12)
Tries: Gavin Cooper, John Asiata
Conversions: Jordan Kahu (2/2)
CANBERRA RAIDERS (30)
Tries: Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker, Jordan Rapana (2), Joseph Leilua
Field Goals: Sam Williams (0/1)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (2/2)