Clifford's shot at goal from 29 metres out, and adds the two
PENALTY COWBOYS - Illegal strip as the fulltime sire sounds.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Roosters attempt the short restart but it goes out on the full. 24 seconds left, Cowboys take the tap.
Third times a charm for Clifford, his worst effort is the one that goes over the bar!
SCRUM COWBOYS - Friend's pass is called forward, just near the halfway.
Clifford with another great strike but this one just goes wide again
Keary has a shot this time and he misses
Clifford has a crack at a field goal and strikes it perfectly, but it's waved away
Cronk has a crack at the one-pointer from close range, but he misses it.
SCRUM ROOSTERS - Cowboys with a bad pass and a knock on, 25m from their own line.
Clifford just to the right of the posts, adds the extras to lock the score up
Asiata out on the right side, stops, props, jinks back through a tiny gap and burrows for the line, just getting it on the line.
Cowboys with a nice grubber forces a Roosters drop out
SCRUM COWBOYS - Manu drops an uncontested bomb.
SCRUM COWBOYS - A forward pass by the Roosters close to the Cowboys line.
Cronk grubbers into the Cowboys ingoal and follows through, but Drinkwater takes it dead.. Cowboys drop out
PENALTY ROOSTERS - The Cowboys restart goes out on the full.
Mitchell, looking into the sun, from touch, nails the goal.
Morris with a strong and powerful run, backs into a tackle close to the line, ducks under another defender's attempt and then fights his way over the line for a try in the right corner.
SCRUM ROOSTERS - Drinkwater loses the ball in a heavy tackle on his kick return. Roosters in great field position now.
Keary finds space down the left wing before kicking back infield for Cronk, but it was just a bit too big.
SCRUM ROOSTERS - Clifford finds touch...just...15m from the Roosters line
Mitchell adds the extras.
Friend gets a well-deserved try after the 40/20. He gets the ball from dummy half, shapes to pass left, steps right and then burrows over to score under the posts.
Friend kicks from dummy half, Drinkwater just fields it regathers before the ball goes into touch, but his foot was on the sideline.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Radley takes a crash ball, knocks on, argues with the referee and gets penalised for doing so.
Kahu being treated for a head knock, looks like an accidental bump.
Crichton breaks the line and links with Sitili Tupouniua. but the defence cleans him up.
Mitchell gets the second half started
SCRUM ROOSTERS - Clifford kicks for touch, Hall misreads it as it goes over his head and is very nearly a 40/20
SCRUM COWBOYS - And on the next tackle, Cronk drops it cold, 15m from the Cowboys line.
Cronk's pass is touched by the Cowboys. Roosters get 6 again.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Clifford penalised and put on report for tripping
SCRUM ROOSTERS - On their 20m line
Morris brilliantly cleans up another Clifford kick.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Crucher tackle by Keary. Roosters give away yet another penalty while the Cowboys are working the ball out of their own half.
Keary chips for Tupou, but Feldt takes it cleanly. 7 tackle set for the Cowboys
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Cowboys offside - Roosters with a full set 20m from the Cowboys line
Mitchell with a fend and breaks through the line and gets a ball away, but the cover defence shuts down the raid.
Kahu from left of the posts, misses the penalty goal attempt.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Cronk pinged for blocking the Cowboys defence from getting to the kick. Morris down for a minute but he's okay now.
PENALTY COWBOYS - Roosters give away a penalty as the Cowboys work the ball off their own line.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - They find touch 30m from the Cowboys line.
Tupou gets denied a try due to a forward pass
Kahu converts from right in front
Clifford drifts right, dummies, and then slices through the defence, then runs around to score under the posts.
Granville's grubber hits the referee, pops up and hits Taumalolo on the shoulder. Manu dives to force it in-goal and knocks it forward. Cronk eventually falls on it. Roosters drop out.
Opacic cleans up a Roosters dropped ball and runs 50 metres before being tackled by Keary
PENALTY ROOSTERS - Brett Morris cleans up a grubber and just gets back into the field of play. After the next tackle the Cowboys are penalised. Cronk finds touch on halfway.
Last tackle and Brett Morris rushes up and in to pull off a great tackle to shut down the Cowboys attack.
SCRUM ROOSTERS - Taumalolo very nearly busts through a tackle but he drops the ball as he stretches out to score.
Clifford's grubber is blocked by the Roosters, Clifford regathers and gets the Cowboys another set of six
Tackle count restarts for the Cowboys, 15m from the Roosters line
PENALTY COWBOYS - Roosters defence up too fast
Butcher receives a nice inside ball from Mitchell and gets across the line, but is held up.
PENALTY ROOSTERS - After both sides had a pair of solid sets, the Cowboys hold down too long in a tackle and the Roosters have the first real opportunity of the game.
Cowboys get us underway!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Peter Gough, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
Touch Judges: Liam Nicholls, Phil Henderson
Video Referee: Steve Clark, Ben Galea
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (12)
Tries: Jake Friend, Brett Morris
Field Goals: Cooper Cronk (0/1), Luke Keary (0/1)
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (2/2)
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (15)
Tries: Jake Clifford, John Asiata
Field Goals: Jake Clifford (1/3)
Conversions: Jake Clifford (1/1), Jordan Kahu (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Jake Clifford (1/1), Jordan Kahu (0/1)