Full Time
80:00
5:15pm Sat April 3, 2021
Round 4 - Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Carlton - Crowd: 5119
78min

Conversion: Cowboys
Attempted by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes' conversion attempt misses by as much as his side's defence has today

Sharks lead Sharks 48 - 10 Cowboys
76min

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

Holmes received the ball on the right side, dummies, steps back in field and then twists in the tackle to slam the ball down for a try

Sharks lead Sharks 48 - 10 Cowboys
75min

PENALTY COWBOYS - Moylan with an illegal strip. Cowboys find touch 30m from the Sharks line.

73min

PENALTY SHARKS - McLean with a high tackle SHarks find touch 25m from the Cowboys line.

72min

SCRUM SHARKS - Robson with a knock-on inside the Sharks half.

71min

SET RESTART COWBOYS - late in the count again. 30m from the Sharks line.

71min

SET RESTART COWBOYS - on the 3rd tackle.

69min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend converts again. He's now scored as many points today as the Bulldogs have in 2021.

Sharks lead Sharks 48 - 6 Cowboys
66min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Will Kennedy. Kick to come.

Townsend on the right side holds up a short ball for Kennedy who runs onto it at pace and steps out of a tackle to score again.

Sharks lead Sharks 46 - 6 Cowboys
66min

Townsend grubbers for himself on the last and Tabuai-Fidow flies back to take the ball dead. Cowboys drop out.

65min

SCRUM SHARKS - Cowboys knock-on at halfway

65min

SET RESTART COWBOYS - and then they immediately turn it over

65min

SET RESTART SHARKS - on the 3rd tackle. and then McGuire makes a 1-on-1 strip

64min

Sharks get a 7 tackle set courtesy of a poor kick by the Cowboys.

59min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend nails another goal

Sharks lead Sharks 42 - 6 Cowboys
57min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Teig Wilton. Kick to come.

The Cowboys backs let a Townsend chip bounce, where it lands in Wilton's waiting hands and he dived over to score on the left side.

Sharks lead Sharks 40 - 6 Cowboys
51min

Both sides now playing under a 2 tackle rule. Turn overs-a-plenty here.

49min

Kennedy loses the ball a tackle later, 5m from the Cowboys line.

49min

First play from the scrum and the Cowboys send the ball left to Tabuai-Fidow and basically runs it dead. First down...wait what...

48min

SCRUM COWBOYS - Magoulias with a knock on, 15m from the Cowboys line

47min

Cowboys short restart doesn't work a third time around.

47min

Brailey with a nice grubber from dummy half is cleaned up by Holmes in goal who is then tackled. Cowboys drop out.

46min

SET RESTART SHARKS - 2 tackles later, the Sharks get 6 again

46min

Moylan with a 1-on-1 strip near halfway

43min

SET RESTART COWBOYS - on the 3rd tackle and 30m inside their own half

42min

PENALTY SHARK - the tackle after turning the ball over, the Cowboys give away a penalty. Sharks find touch 20m shy of halfway

42min

Jensen has a crack from dummy half and is held up and then loses the ball.

41min

Cowboys get 6 more as Kennedy drops a contested bomb. 20m from his own line.

40min

Sharks get the second half underway

40min

Chad Townsend with a great first half - having a hand in all of the Cowboys points and nearly all of the Sharks points.

39min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from the left sideline hits the upright and the ball goes through

Sharks lead Sharks 36 - 6 Cowboys
39min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Connor Tracey. Kick to come.

It's raining points for the Sharks. Townsend's bomb is tapped back by Moylan, Brailey regathers and quickly toes ahead to the left corner and Tracey plants the ball for a try

Sharks lead Sharks 34 - 6 Cowboys
39min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend from wide on the right side brings up the 30 for the Sharks

Sharks lead Sharks 30 - 6 Cowboys
38min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Will Kennedy. Kick to come.

Kennedy gets the ball wide on the right, he runs to the line and passes to Hiroti close to the line, Hiroti then runs and passes back inside to Kennedy in the clear and he runs 20 metres to score a lovely try.

Sharks lead Sharks 28 - 6 Cowboys
37min

SCRUM SHARKS - Lemuelu gets taken into touch far too easily.

36min

Cowboys with a shot restart and they get the ball back.

35min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend's conversions are getting easier, and he slots this one.

Sharks lead Sharks 24 - 6 Cowboys
34min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Matt Moylan. Kick to come.

Townsend with a nice ball to lead runner Hamlin-Uele, who then gets a stunning offload to the waiting hands of Moylan who strolls over to score untouched by the sticks.

Sharks lead Sharks 22 - 6 Cowboys
33min

Brailey just strolls out of dummy half, puts the kettle on, makes himself some vegemite on toast and casually nails a 40/20.

31min

SCRUM SHARKS - Tabuai-Fidow gets around Hiroti and then throws a ball inside to Holmes, but Townsend knocks it back and then Holmes knocks on, 20m from the Sharks line.

29min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend with his easiest kick so far, 4 metres in from the left sideline, and he nails it.

Sharks lead Sharks 18 - 6 Cowboys
28min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Connor Tracey. Kick to come.

Sharks go to the left side again and the former halfback-former centre-now winger Treacy spins out of a pathetic tackle attempt and then dives over the line to score.

Sharks lead Sharks 16 - 6 Cowboys
27min

SCRUM SHARKS - Murray Taulagi attempts an offload but knocks on.

26min

SCRUM SHARKS - Cowboys knock on just past halfway.

25min

Williams looks to be a centre, Treacy on the wing. Wilton at centre on the other side.

24min

Mulitalo now off the field.

23min

Mulitalo limping badly but staying on the field.

22min

Dugan appears to be fine, he's getting some houeskeeping done. Coming off for an HIA.

22min

Play stopped as Josh Dugan gets attended to after copping an accidental head knock. He looks like he looked into a blender full of tomatoes and pressed the dice button.

22min

Townsend grubbers for himself and Holmes regathers and just gets back into the field of play.

21min

SCRUM SHARKS - 3 tackles later and the Cowboys knock on when McGuire fumbles a pass that went to ground.

20min

Cowboys get the ball back from the drop out as Graham drops it

19min

Townsend grubbers and the Cowboys winger and fullback baulk each other and Tabuai-Fidow takes it dead. Cowboys drop out.

18min

SET RESTART SHARKS - on the first tackle from the scrum

18min

SCRUM SHARKS - Cowboys with a knock on while defending the Sharks, 10m from their own line.

17min

PENALTY SHARKS - Sharks find touch 10m inside the Cowboys half.

15min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend's kick started out looking like a cup of hot sick, but cleaned itself up and went between the sticks.

Sharks lead Sharks 12 - 6 Cowboys
14min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Josh Dugan. Kick to come.

Townsend on the left side has a bunch of players standing around, then he sees Dugan running a nice line outside the Cowboys winger, so Townsend grubbers through the line and the ball bounces beautifully for Dugan, who regathers and scores in the right corner.

Sharks lead Sharks 10 - 6 Cowboys
13min

SET RESTART SHARKS - ON the 3rd tackle this time

12min

SET RESTART SHARKS - On the second tackle.

11min

Both sides running with real intent. a few good shots by the Sharks defenders too. Nothing too expansive at the moment though.

10min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes converts.

Tied up at Sharks 6 - 6 Cowboys
8min

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

Townsend with a great pass in a wrap-around play with Harold Holt it seems, because he passed to no-one. HTF picked up the loose ball and ran 80 metres to score under the posts.

Sharks lead Sharks 6 - 4 Cowboys
7min

Drinkwater chips to the corner for his winger. His winger had no interest in it and the ball bounced dead-in-goal. 7 tackle set for the Sharks.

6min

SET RESTART COWBOYS - on the first tackle

4min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Chad Townsend.

Townsend nails the sideline conversion

Sharks lead Sharks 6 - 0 Cowboys
3min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Mawene Hiroti. Kick to come.

Sharks let the ball sing, passing from the right side to the left, Kennedy slots in to create the extra man, links with Treacy who then gets a neat draw and pass to Hiroti who dives over in the left corner.

Sharks lead Sharks 4 - 0 Cowboys
2min

PENALTY SHARKS - Cowboys kick chase offside. Sharks find touch on halfway

Cowboys kick-off

Players running out onto the ground at the sunny Sunshine Kogarah Coast....

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Nick Morel

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (48)
Tries: Mawene Hiroti, Josh Dugan, Connor Tracey (2), Matt Moylan, Will Kennedy (2), Teig Wilton
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Chad Townsend (8/8)
Penalty Goals:

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (10)
Tries: Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Valentine Holmes
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (1/2)
Penalty Goals: