Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri September 18, 2020
Round 19 - Queensland Country Bank Stadium - Crowd: 7247
80min

FULLTIME :: Penrith claim their third Minor Premiership with a 20-point result against the Cowboys.

77min

Crichton loses it.

75min

Cowboys try the sweep play and Holmes loses it. CHALLENGE. It is unsuccessful.

75min

PENALTY COWBOYS! Hammer time! Crichton lost it, picked up by Tualagi.. who gets it to the Hammer. He strides down the sideline, toes it once, twice but can't collect. Comes back for a push from Cleary.

73min

Wonderful football all round! Cleary lofts one high, Holmes took it on the run.. takes on the Panthers defence and makes it halfway but loses it.

69min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes from wide. Shapes it over.

Panthers lead Cowboys 12 - 32 Panthers
69min

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

Feldt gets his customary try. Loevly pass from Drinkwater.

Panthers lead Cowboys 10 - 32 Panthers
66min

Cowboys go short and get it back!

66min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Cleary shoots for goal again. Nails it.

Panthers lead Cowboys 6 - 32 Panthers
66min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Brent Naden. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Cowboys with a poor kick and the Panthers make them pay. Naden strides away.

Panthers lead Cowboys 6 - 30 Panthers
66min

BUNKER TIME! Cleary shows a clean pair of heels. Catches it, runs and hands off to Naden to do the rest. Checking obstruction.

61min

Edwards dropped it, To'o dropped it. Crichton.. catches. Just. Slipped but still gets there. Panthers rucking it out.

61min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes quickly converts.

Panthers lead Cowboys 6 - 26 Panthers
61min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow. Kick to come.

BUNKER TIME! The hammer looks to have dived over. Offside. CHALLENGE. Disputing offside. It is cleared. Now onto the contest. Cooper hasn't knocked it out. SUCCESSFUL. TRY!

Panthers lead Cowboys 4 - 26 Panthers
60min

Sloppy play-the-ball catches out Mitch Kenny.

59min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Nope. He looks to have dropped this.

59min

BUNKER TIME! Reuben Cotter looks to have burrowed over.

58min

Another towering bomb from Clifford. He forces an error from To'o this time.

55min

Jeez. Nothing has gone right tonight. Cowboys shut down a right side play.. it bounces around but Clifford is judged to make the error. Stepped on the line.

53min

Cowboys try to make something happen but they are shut down at every opportunity. To'o ended up with the ball after jamming in.

50min

Nevermind. Called held up. Kick for last drives Edwards back in-goal. Repeat set incoming.

50min

BUNKER TIME! Cowboys might have snuck one here.

48min

Clifford hits that in the belly of the ball, forces an error from Edwards.

47min

Capewell knocks on from the last tackle kick.

45min

Cowboys do one thing right then blow it. Made the break but Taulagi spills it trying to play too quick.

45min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Two more for the Panthers leader.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 26 Panthers
44min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Viliame Kikau. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! It only took one look. Kikau got it down fast. No one competed from the kick and the monster did the rest.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 24 Panthers
44min

BUNKER TIME! Bill Kikau might have slammed this down.

43min

Cotter gets it wrong at dummy half again. Throws it forward to Murray Taulagi.

42min

Cowboys lost their way on the last two tackles. Cotter goes himself, gets a metre out. Clifford tries to slice through but he's well handled.

41min

Panthers get an early set restart but throw it away, Gavin Cooper scoops up. Cowboys on the attack.

40min

Hope everyone is refreshed! Time for the second half. Panthers looking to rubber stamp their third Minor Premiership. Cowboys looking for some pride.

40min

HALFTIME! Cowboys try one final play.. kick it high. To'o catches and that's it.

39min

PENALTY COWBOYS! Obstruction from Luai.

39min

Nothing has gone right in this first half for the Cowboys. Holmes was looking at the defense before he picked up the ball.

38min

Cowboys try to pull one back but the short kick is shoveled out by Mansour.

37min

PENALTY COWBOYS! Offside.

33min

Some hearts in mouths but Murray Tualagi takes the kick low from Cleary. Dropout.

33min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Close range, Cleary converts.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 20 Panthers
33min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Jarome Luai. Kick to come.

Luai started it, and finishes it off. The five-eighth kept the ball inside from the short dropout. Downfield, he lofted it high, Crichton out-jumps his man and slings it inside to Luai to finish.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 18 Panthers
32min

Panthers aren't giving any quarters though. Go short and Crichton pushed it back in for Luai to take.

31min

Good work from the Cowboys! Great kick forced Edwards in-goal, he is crash tackled. Dropout.

28min

Cowboys tried the quick hands but Holmes tap-on goes over the sideline. Wasted.

27min

PENALTY COWBOYS! Edwards was called out early and still got involved. Three straight from the Panthers.

27min

PENALTY COWBOYS! Kikau not clips Holmes high.

26min

PENALTY COWBOYS! Hammer was taken high. Lazy work from Naden.

24min

Cowboys looked bright there. Worked some space on the left and Clifford goes close. Next play, Cotter tries to sell a forward pass to Taumalolo. Easy call.

23min

The Hammer almost hurt them. A wobbly bombwas allowed to bounce, knocked on by a Panther. So Cowboys have a full set at the Panthers line.

22min

Crichton has shown his work on the ground. This time he flies high but knocks on.

21min

Cowboys try something on last.. got it to Holmes. No bueno.

20min

Game has cooled off slightly. Panthers are still rolling but haven't crossed the stripe again. Cowboys have shown some promise to give the ball air.. just need some possession.

13min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

Similar kick to his last, Cleary hits the post.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 14 Panthers
13min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Josh Mansour. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Well, we don't even look at the penalty try. Mansour touched down inside the line. For what it's worth, Crichton was taken out. Lucky break for Feldt. Who should probably be having a rest.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 14 Panthers
13min

BUNKER TIME! Cowboys can't handle Crichton. Luai kicks through, Crichton looks to be clearly held, can't get to the kick.. and Mansour might have touched down.

11min

Smart work from Luai. Cowboys go long with the kick and the five-eighth just drags a toe over the dead ball. PENALTY PANTHERS. Here we go.

11min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Nathan Cleary.

Right in front. Cleary salutes.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 10 Panthers
10min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Stephen Crichton. Kick to come.

That was Kikau carnage. Early ball gave Kikau room, he swatted off Cowboys defenders like flies.. found Crichton who strolled in.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 8 Panthers
8min

That was some contact. Panthers run it lon last, Cleary gave Naden space. The centre hooked it inside for the rushing half but he was beaten to it by the chase.

7min

Panthers are just rolling through their sets. The work from the forwards to get past the advantage line has the Cowboys on the back foot. The kick on last breaksdown with Yeo. CHALLENGE. Panthers disputing the call. UNSUCCESSFUL! Knocked back from To'o. Changeover.

3min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Nathan Cleary.

First assignment for Cleary. The half has been steady on his kicks but curves that wide.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 4 Panthers
3min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Brian To'o. Kick to come.

Easy does it! Dylan Edwards poked through the line, saw he couldn't get to the line, grubbered and To'o doesn't miss those.

Panthers lead Cowboys 0 - 4 Panthers
2min

Cowboys tried to find a block play but Scott Drinkwater threw out an errant hand. Panthers scrum.

1min

Solid first hit-outs for both sides. Got to their kit and a confident first take from Cowboys main man Val Holmes.

KICK-OFF! Panthers loft it into the Townsville sky, Cowboys with first use, running from left to right from your computer screen.

Panthers are in their pink panthers jersey and look to go past the century mark for days undefeated. The Panthers confidently move onto the field, ready to rock. Next is the Cowboys, led by Gavin Cooper, in his final home game for the club. Cowboys have a pink-blue almost choc top design as they walk out. Lovely touch as the Cowboys walk out.. Gavin Cooper goes alone.. clapped on by his family, all socially distanced.. of course. Let's get ready for kick-off!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is safe, well and got their refreshments ready! We start our double header up north. The Cowboys who are shuffling their way to the end of the season welcome minor premiers elect Panthers. This is only the third time the Panthers have traveled outside NSW this season, will they just roll through the lowly Cowboys or will the hosts take some heart from the result last night. Let's find out.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin

Touch Judges: Jon Stone, Drew Oultram

Video Referee: Steve Clark

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (12)
Tries: Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Kyle Feldt
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (2/2)

PENRITH PANTHERS (32)
Tries: Brian To'o, Stephen Crichton, Josh Mansour, Jarome Luai, Viliame Kikau, Brent Naden
Conversions: Nathan Cleary (4/6)