Full Time
80:00
7:35pm Sat March 20, 2021
Round 2 - Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville - Crowd: 15120
80min

FULL TIME - It wasn't the highest quality game but very entertaining with the Dragons taking a 25-18 victory

78min

For the second week in a row - The Cowboys kicking game has been terrible with a poor kick relieving pressure

76min

Feldt with another humdinger hit... this one also went above the horizontal but not called

74min

Tyrell Fuimaono loses the ball and the Cowboys have a scrum 40m out from their own line

71min

To sum up this game.... an error ends the Cowboys attacking raid

69min

REPEAT SET AGAIN - Matt Dufty driven back 5m into the ingoal and then behind as the Dragons have to defend a 3rd consecutive set

68min

REPEAT SET - Ben Hunt loses the ball backwards off a kick and Mikaele Ravalawa does amazingly to almost get out but gets brought down short.

66min

MUSCLED UP - The Dragons are pushed back into the ingoal after a strong tackle from the Cowboys as Lomax was dragged back in

66min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Zac Lomax puts some fade back into the ball and converts his own try

Dragons lead Cowboys 18 - 25 Dragons
64min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Zac Lomax. Kick to come.

AIR TIME - Zac Lomax jumps perfectly to fly and take a pinpoint kick and Zac Lomax has enough to catch it and score

Dragons lead Cowboys 18 - 23 Dragons
62min

Josh McGuire coughs up possession on his own 30 as the Dragons go back into attacking position

61min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes converts from close range

Dragons lead Cowboys 18 - 19 Dragons
59min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Jake Granville. Kick to come.

Jake Granville out of dummy half - some good work off the quick play the ball and Jake Granville gets it over the line

Dragons lead Cowboys 16 - 19 Dragons
57min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Zac Lomax converts from close range to push the gap back to 7

Dragons lead Cowboys 12 - 19 Dragons
55min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Ben Hunt. Kick to come.

Ben Hunt runs straight at the line as the pressure mounts on the Cowboys and Hunt goes through

Dragons lead Cowboys 12 - 17 Dragons
54min

PENALTY DRAGONS: Ben Cummins rules no advantage as Dragons lose the ball deep in attack

49min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes from right in front converts his own try

Dragons lead Cowboys 12 - 13 Dragons
48min

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

Something out of nothing - The Cowboys try a barge over play that doesn't work but Jensen gets an offload away and then Valentine Holmes gets it kicks it and scores.

Dragons lead Cowboys 10 - 13 Dragons
46min

Dragons coughing up possession again to give the Cowboys a chance to get back on the board

43min

Jack Bird coughs up possession whilst the Cowboys go into attack

42min

Scott Drinkwater loses the ball - It looked as if he got hit high but Ben Cummins calls play on

40min

SECOND HALF IS GO! Dragons using the ball first in the second half

40min

Half Time at QCB Stadium and the Dragons lead by 7 thanks to tries Ravalawa and Kerr; Lomax 2/2 with the boot and Norman the field goal

40min

Field Goal: Dragons
Kicked by Corey Norman.

Corey Norman hits a field goal attempt and it looks pretty wobbly but Ben Cummins awards it

Dragons lead Cowboys 6 - 13 Dragons
37min

Corey Norman throws the ball forward and Cody Ramsey's try is called back; Norman wants to argue the point (or lack of) with the touchie but it was the right call

33min

Ben Hunt needs a new watch because his timing is way out - He throws forward to Sims

32min

Jack Bird back up but he Feldt the presence of Kyle as the Cowboys have to defend their line

32min

PENALTY DRAGONS: Kyle Feldt puts in a good tackle but it just strays into a dangerous position

29min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Zac Lomax splits the uprights with his conversion attempt

Dragons lead Cowboys 6 - 12 Dragons
28min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Josh Kerr. Kick to come.

Josh Kerr off the long run spots the smaller men in the defensive line and just charges at them and scores

Dragons lead Cowboys 6 - 10 Dragons
27min

Esan Marsters with a very basic error 10m out from his own line

25min

Scott Drinkwater's below par kicking game hasn't improved after a poor fifth tackle kick comes down 5m short of the line

24min

PENALTY COWBOYS: Dragons make an attacking raid through Daniel Alvaro... yep you read that right before passing to Jack Bird who gave the ball to the Cowboys; Subsequently, Bird penalised for a strip

22min

Corey Jensen coughs up the ball as the Cowboys began to mount some attacking pressure

20min

End to end action so far as both sides able to make good metres and some speedy play the balls

15min

Dragons make a break down the left but then next play they blow it with Matt Dufty missing the mark with his pass wildly

14min

Conversion: Dragons
Kicked by Zac Lomax.

Zac Lomax converts from the touchline

Tied up at Cowboys 6 - 6 Dragons
12min

Try: Dragons
Scored by Mikaele Ravalawa. Kick to come.

The Dragons attack heads right and Mikaele Ravalawa gets down low to score

Cowboys lead Cowboys 6 - 4 Dragons
10min

COMPLETED SET - The Dragons have a completed set on the board... that's because they've earnt a set restart from Ben Cummins

9min

NO TRY - Mitch Dunn loses the ball short of the line

9min

VIDEO REFEREE: Ben Cummins sends a decision No Try up to bunker - Referee thinks held up

8min

Blake Lawrie knocks on off a simple pass, Cowboys again start their set on the 40m

5min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes converts from close range

Cowboys lead Cowboys 6 - 0 Dragons
4min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Coen Hess. Kick to come.

They couldn't get on the board in 80 minutes against the Panthers but just 4 minutes in and Coen Hess outjumps the Dragons who didn't jump to score.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 4 - 0 Dragons
2min

Paul Vaughan for some reason didn't expect the pass and puts it down

GAME ON! Both sides looking for a win in the battle of the horizontal stripes

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Ben Cummins

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Drew Oultram

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (18)
Tries: Coen Hess, Valentine Holmes, Jake Granville
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (3/3)

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (25)
Tries: Mikaele Ravalawa, Zac Lomax, Josh Kerr, Ben Hunt
Field Goals: Corey Norman (1/1)
Conversions: Zac Lomax (4/4)