Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun April 11, 2021
Round 5 - Leichhardt Oval - Crowd: 9433
80min

LUKE BROOKS LOSES IT - COWBOYS WIN

79min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

Adam Doueihi converts from close range to bring it to a 4 point game with 1 play to go

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 30 - 34 Cowboys
79min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Joe Ofahengaue. Kick to come.

Joe Ofahengaue has the green lights from the bunker

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 28 - 34 Cowboys
79min

BUNKER: Joe Ofahengaue has crossed but Matt Cecchin says NO TRY with a possible knock-on

79min

PENALTY TIGERS: Slow ruck and error from the Tigers means they earn a penalty from Matt Cecchin

78min

PENALTY TIGERS: A sneaky foot in the ruck from the Cowboys and there's a penalty to the Tigers who get up towards halfway

77min

James Roberts loses the ball heading towards the touchline

75min

Luciano Leilua almost pulls off a great play as he finds Tommy Talau on the outside but Talau is pushed into touch

74min

PENALTY TIGERS: Jordan McLean offside after Adam Doueihi's bomb is put down by Val Holmes

72min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Adam Doueihi.

Adam Doueihi misses another tough conversion from out wide

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 24 - 34 Cowboys
71min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Tommy Talau. Kick to come.

The Tigers go down the left and they run the ball as Moses Mbye gets through the line finding Luciano Leilua who dummies inside but gives it to the unmarked Tommy Talau to score

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 24 - 34 Cowboys
70min

SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE: Alan Shortall in the bunker says despite the fact there's hands on the ball it was not intentionally stripped

70min

CAPTAINS CHALLENGE: The Tigers ruled to have stripped the ball by Matt Cecchin - Tigers don't agree with the decision and are challenging

69min

James Roberts loses the ball as the Tigers looked to mount an attack

68min

SIX MORE - The Tigers get a much needed set restart after Coen Hess was called out after not being square at marker

66min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes adds the conversion from close range

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 20 - 34 Cowboys
65min

TRY REVOKED - James Roberts ruled to have been standing in the defensive line and caused an obstruction

64min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Lachlan Burr. Kick to come.

Momentum truly turns around in this game - The Cowboys get into attacking position put up a kick that goes back to the Cowboys and Lachlan Burr ends up with it to score

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 20 - 32 Cowboys
62min

SIX MORE TACKLES - Luciano Leilua's kick is played at by the Cowboys and the Tigers have another full set inside the Cowboys 20

60min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Adam Doueihi.

Adam Doueihi's conversion from 21m in from touch isn't a good one and it stays to the right of the posts

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 20 - 28 Cowboys
59min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Luke Garner. Kick to come.

The Tigers hit back again as Adam Doueihi digs into the line before finding Luke Garner who just goes through some awful defence from the Cowboys to score

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 20 - 28 Cowboys
58min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

Adam Doueihi closes the gap to 12 as he slots the conversion from in front

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 16 - 28 Cowboys
57min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Luciano Leilua. Kick to come.

Luciano Leilua chases through as Luke Brooks kicks in behind - It's an awkward kick for the Cowboys defenders but Leilua takes a good juggling grab to score

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 14 - 28 Cowboys
55min

Kyle Feldt loses the ball on play 1 as the Tigers get a full set again on the Cowboys line

53min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Adam Doueihi.

Adam Doueihi misses the conversion

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 10 - 28 Cowboys
52min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

David Nofoaluma gets space on the outside and a beautiful pass from Adam Doueihi sends it straight out to the winger who strolls over

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 10 - 28 Cowboys
51min

A strange bounce off an Adam Doueihi chip forces the Cowboys fullback into an error

49min

A good defensive play on the last from the Tigers stops the Cowboys from crossing but it was another poor defensive set overall

47min

PENALTY COWBOYS: Moses Mbye not even going for the ball comes through and tackles Kyle Feldt well before the ball even came down close to the Cowboys veteran

44min

Off the penalty and a bad play the ball from Utoikamanu loses the ball just inside the Cowboys territory

44min

PENALTY TIGERS: Reuben Cotter on report for a dangerous tackle as Daine Laurie was int he wars after also being collected high

44min

Another bad bounce for the Tigers but the Cowboys can't do much with the regather as the second kick is regathered by Daine Laurie

42min

Both sides completing their opening sets of the half - Tigers slightly winning the field position battle

40min

SECOND HALF IS GO! Matt Cecchin calls time on and the Tigers get to use the ball first

40min

Some massive boos ring around at Leichhardt Oval and they are solely directed at the home-side who trail 28-6 at the break

40min

A good piece of luck for the Tigers as a bad bounce is knocked on by Valentine Holmes after an Adam Doueihi kick

38min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes adds another pinpoint conversion out there and the Cowboys extend their lead again

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 6 - 28 Cowboys
37min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Murray Taulagi. Kick to come.

I've run out of superlatives for the Cowboys at the moment - Scott Drinkwater's kick looked too big at first but but David Nofoaluma takes forever to try and catch it and Murray Taulagi pinches it and scores

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 6 - 26 Cowboys
34min

Valentine Holmes takes a good catch at the back off the Luke Brooks bomb

32min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes adds his fourth conversion of the afternoon as the lead extends out to 16 points

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 6 - 22 Cowboys
31min

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

One-Way traffic at the moment at Leichhardt as Ben Condon runs straight at the line and the Tigers defence is all over the place as Condon crashes through

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 6 - 20 Cowboys
30min

Tackle 0 and David Nofoaluma loses the ball from the first run off the 20m restart

30min

BUNKER: Matt Cecchin wants to confirm that the ball that the Cowboys have taken the ball dead - Replays in the bunker say the same

29min

The kick for touch went for miles and a desperate effort from Daine Laurie not quite enough as it goes into touch - The Cowboys second play kick out wide and trap Nofoaluma out but he is still able to knock it dead

28min

PENALTY COWBOYS: Zane Musgrove penalised by Matt Cecchin for a high tackle

27min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes splits the conversion through the uprights from close range

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 6 - 16 Cowboys
26min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Scott Drinkwater. Kick to come.

WOW... WOW... WOW... Absolutely amazing from Scott Drinkwater who chips over the top and gets an amazing bounce that gives Daine Laurie no chance and Drinkwater scores

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 6 - 14 Cowboys
25min

Jacob Liddle throws a bad forward pass out of dummy half on halfway and Cowboys attack again

23min

Kick from inside the 40 from Scott Drinkwater lands towards the sideline but easy enough for Daine Laurie to clean up at the back for the Tigers

22min

BUNKER: Matt Cecchin initially calls knock-on live but thinks about checking it just to make sure Kyle Feldt did lose the ball - Alan Shortall agrees with Matt Cecchin

21min

Cowboys back on the attack as the Tigers lose the ball on halfway

21min

NEARLY MORE BRILLIANCE - The Cowboys left-side is causing all sorts of problems for the Tigers and again they split through, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow kicks around but the bounce is a shocker

19min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Despite of the jeers of the Leichhardt crowd Valentine Holmes puts the conversion through the posts

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 6 - 10 Cowboys
18min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Murray Taulagi. Kick to come.

The Tigers defence can't complete the tackle and they are caught short of numbers and instead of passing, Drinkwater kicks in behind and Taulagi gets to it first

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 6 - 8 Cowboys
14min

PENALTY TIGERS: A good kick from Ben Hampton puts Daine Laurie under pressure but Matt Cecchin's whistle goes with the Cowboys chasers offside

13min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Adam Doueihi.

Adam Doueihi's conversion is pinpoint accurate from close range

Wests Tigers lead Wests Tigers 6 - 4 Cowboys
11min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Daine Laurie. Kick to come.

Daine Laurie is on the spot to clean up the scraps after a cross-field kick from Luke Brooks is knocked on by Kyle Feldt and Laurie has open space to pick up the ball and score.

Tied up at Wests Tigers 4 - 4 Cowboys
9min

Poor kick from Luke Brooks but still plenty of pressure on Scott Drinkwater as he managed to stay in the field of play

8min

SIX MORE - The Tigers with another set as they pull off a 1-on-1 strip in the air; Third consecutive attacking set for the Tigers

7min

A good kick from Adam Doueihi comes off the post padding and causes issues for Valentine Holmes at the back but he does enough to ground the ball

6min

Another set restart for the Tigers for a slow ruck

5min

Good catch at the back from Daine Laurie and earns his team six more off the back of the first tackle

5min

Conversion: Cowboys
Attempted by Valentine Holmes.

Valentine Holmes took his time over the conversion and can't swing it back through the posts

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 0 - 4 Cowboys
3min

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

WHAT A START FOR THE COWBOYS - Hamiso Taubai-Fidow gets the ball out wide after the Cowboys spread it wide and then he chips over Daine Laurie regathers and despite the desperate efforts of Laurie, the Cowboys flyer gets there

Cowboys lead Wests Tigers 0 - 4 Cowboys
1min

Matt Cecchin calls time on and we're underway at Leichhardt Oval - Cowboys using the ball first defending the Southern End

The two sides now out to the park at Leichhardt Oval as we await the pre-game commemoration of the late-great Tommy Raudonikis

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin

Touch Judges: Matt Noyen, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Video Referee: Alan Shortall

WESTS TIGERS (30)
Tries: Daine Laurie, David Nofoaluma, Luciano Leilua, Luke Garner, Tommy Talau, Joe Ofahengaue
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Doueihi (3/6)
Penalty Goals:

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (34)
Tries: Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Murray Taulagi (2), Scott Drinkwater, Ben Condon, Lachlan Burr
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (5/6)
Penalty Goals: