Full Time
8:05pm Fri March 13, 2020
Round 1 - Queensland Country Bank Stadium - Crowd: 22459

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


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Kyle Feldt.

Kyle Feldt converts

Broncos lead Cowboys 21 - 28 Broncos

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Ben Hampton. Kick to come.

GRANDSTAND FINISH? Ben Hampton crosses after Jamayne Isaako loses the ball after taking a good catch off a Michael Morgan kick

Broncos lead Cowboys 19 - 28 Broncos

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.


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Kyle Feldt.

Kyle Feldt adds the conversion from right in front

Broncos lead Cowboys 15 - 28 Broncos

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

Gavin Cooper runs a good line and a space is there after Jesse Arthars came too far off the line and Cooper scores

Broncos lead Cowboys 13 - 28 Broncos

Conversion: Broncos
Attempted by Jesse Arthars.

Jesse Arthars misses the conversion taking over the conversions from isaako who has cramp

Broncos lead Cowboys 9 - 28 Broncos

Try: Broncos
Scored by Jamayne Isaako. Kick to come.

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.

Broncos lead Cowboys 9 - 28 Broncos

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako converts from in front and extends the lead

Broncos lead Cowboys 9 - 24 Broncos

Try: Broncos
Scored by David Fifita. Kick to come.

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

Broncos lead Cowboys 9 - 22 Broncos

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


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako has no issues with the conversion yet again

Broncos lead Cowboys 9 - 18 Broncos

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

TPJ is in the right spot as the Broncos get to knock the ball backwards off the kick and gets the all-clear.

Broncos lead Cowboys 9 - 16 Broncos

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: Cowboys
Kicked by Michael Morgan.

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

Broncos lead Cowboys 9 - 12 Broncos

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.


Conversion: Cowboys
Attempted by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes has a conversion from the other side of the field but can't convert again

Broncos lead Cowboys 8 - 12 Broncos

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

Corey Oates compounds his error in the previous set by making a horrible defensive read by charging up and leaving Feldt unmarked to score.

Broncos lead Cowboys 8 - 12 Broncos

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


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako adds the extras and the Broncos push out to an 8 point lead

Broncos lead Cowboys 4 - 12 Broncos

Try: Broncos
Scored by Kotoni Staggs. Kick to come.

Kotoni Staggs goes down the right as the Cowboys defender rush up and Staggs gets through the tackle from Cooper to score.

Broncos lead Cowboys 4 - 10 Broncos

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


Conversion: Cowboys
Attempted by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes pushes the conversion across the face

Broncos lead Cowboys 4 - 6 Broncos

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Valentine Holmes goes out the back and waits for the ball and he's got too much speed and strength to score.

Broncos lead Cowboys 4 - 6 Broncos

Payne Haas loses the ball on tackle 1 and the Cowboys get the full set of six on the Broncos line


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako converts from close enough to in front

Broncos lead Cowboys 0 - 6 Broncos

Try: Broncos
Scored by Jake Turpin. Kick to come.

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.

Broncos lead Cowboys 0 - 4 Broncos

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.


Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Rickey McFarlane, Liam Kennedy

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

Tries: Valentine Holmes, Kyle Feldt, Gavin Cooper, Ben Hampton
Field Goals: Michael Morgan (1/1)
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (0/2), Kyle Feldt (2/2)
Penalty Goals:

Tries: Jake Turpin, Jamayne Isaako, Kotoni Staggs, Tevita Pangai Junior, David Fifita
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (4/4), Jesse Arthars (0/1)
Penalty Goals: