FULL TIME - The Broncos have held on in tough humid conditions with a 28-21 victory in front of a big crowd.
NOT HAPPY JAN - The Cowboys fans left angry as Ben Hampton ruled to have knocked on and that will end their chances of a comeback
Kyle Feldt converts
GRANDSTAND FINISH? Ben Hampton crosses after Jamayne Isaako loses the ball after taking a good catch off a Michael Morgan kick
BRISBANE SAVE THE DAY -The Cowboys have to go left which they did but they can't finish it off and the Broncos save themselves
Croft gets so close but gets dragged back from the line
The humidity of Townsville is leaving the players struggling out there as the players battle through the tough conditions.
Kyle Feldt adds the conversion from right in front
Gavin Cooper runs a good line and a space is there after Jesse Arthars came too far off the line and Cooper scores
Jesse Arthars misses the conversion taking over the conversions from isaako who has cramp
The Cowboys defence has gone home as the Broncos go down the right and a beautiful deft pass from Arthars puts it to Isaako who gets on the board.
Jamayne Isaako converts from in front and extends the lead
SHUT THE GATE THE BRONCO HAS BOLTED - David Fifita goes left goes in goes right goes out and the speed and power just beats Valentine Holmes all up and the Broncos youngster scores under the posts
PENALTY COWBOYS: A lazy tackle from Jesse Arthars collects the Cowboys player high, nothing in though.
So close but so far.... Anthony Milford sees TPJ chasing through puts boot to ball but it skips away from TPJ and the ball runs across the dead-ball line and ends up going dead
PENALTY BRONCOS: The Badge blows a penalty against the Cowboys for a strip
A shallow kick from Morgan but some good defence from Jesse Arthars stops Mitchell Dunn
Jamayne Isaako has no issues with the conversion yet again
TPJ is in the right spot as the Broncos get to knock the ball backwards off the kick and gets the all-clear.
BUNKER: The Broncos have crossed but Gerard Sutton needs to make sure everything is all good.
SECOND HALF IS GO - Only 40 minutes left of viewing for many fans at QCB Stadium in Townsville before being excluded from the game in the next few weeks.
FIELD GOAL - 1 second on the clock and Michael Morgan kicks a field goal.... so the Cowboys go in to the break 3 points down
CHALLENGE UNSUCCESSFUL - Michael Morgan's challenge is no good as Jared Maxwell rules a loose carry. Broncos have a scrum on their own 10
CAPTAINS CHALLENGE - The Cowboys are challenging a knock-on call, the replays are checking whether there is a strip or not.
PENALTY COWBOYS: Some rushed play works out for the Cowboys after Fifita is penalised for being offside.
Valentine Holmes has a conversion from the other side of the field but can't convert again
Corey Oates compounds his error in the previous set by making a horrible defensive read by charging up and leaving Feldt unmarked to score.
MASSIVE ERROR - Corey Oates tries to wait for the ball to land out on the full but it lands in the field of play and bounces into touch off Oates
Crowd begging for a penalty.... something they won't get to do for the next few weeks but nothing coming from the referees
Milford runs on the last but gets in trouble forcing Jake Turpin to get a quick kick away
Jamayne Isaako adds the extras and the Broncos push out to an 8 point lead
Kotoni Staggs goes down the right as the Cowboys defender rush up and Staggs gets through the tackle from Cooper to score.
PENALTY BRONCOS: Not sure what the signal was from The Badge but it's against Jake Granville and the Broncos go up into the Cowboys half of the field
Valentine Holmes pushes the conversion across the face
Valentine Holmes goes out the back and waits for the ball and he's got too much speed and strength to score.
Payne Haas loses the ball on tackle 1 and the Cowboys get the full set of six on the Broncos line
Jamayne Isaako converts from close enough to in front
TURPIN TIME - For the trivia buffs Jake Turpin socred tthe first at QCB Stadium as he just embarrasses the Cowboys with a massive dummy as the line goes up and he scores.
A shocking attempt at a catch from Valentine Holmes who is looking in the opposite direction on his own 10
End to end action so far as both sides are testing each other
Early let-off for Brisbane as Valentine Holmes loses the ball in a tackle close to the line
PENALTY COWBOYS: Tevita Pangai is ON REPORT after a late hit on Justin O'Neill. Game already with plenty of fire
PENALTY BRONCOS: First kick off at the new Townsville Stadium is miles out on the full from Feldt so the Broncos attack straight away.
NEW STADIUM, OLD RIVALRY - The QLD Derby is go!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Gavin Badger
Touch Judges: Rickey McFarlane, Liam Kennedy
Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (21)
Tries: Valentine Holmes, Kyle Feldt, Gavin Cooper, Ben Hampton
Field Goals: Michael Morgan (1/1)
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (0/2), Kyle Feldt (2/2)
BRISBANE BRONCOS (28)
Tries: Jake Turpin, Jamayne Isaako, Kotoni Staggs, Tevita Pangai Junior, David Fifita
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (4/4), Jesse Arthars (0/1)