Full Time
80:00
3:00pm Sat July 17, 2021
Round 18 - Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville - Crowd: 15933
80min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Billy Smith.

Smith has a crack at goal from touch, but also misses.

Roosters lead Cowboys 18 - 34 Roosters
80min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Matt Ikuvalu. Kick to come.

19 seconds left, and from the back of a scrum, Roosters go right to Josh Morris, who gets his nose through a tackle, offloads around the corner to Ikuvalu who strolls over for a try in the corner.

Roosters lead Cowboys 18 - 34 Roosters
79min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Feldt knocks on, 30m from his own line.

78min

Murray Taulagi gets a no chance pass from Granville and is pushed into touch.

76min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker converts from almost in front.

Roosters lead Cowboys 18 - 30 Roosters
75min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sam Walker. Kick to come.

Radley makes a big run, picking up 30m. Walkers picks up the ball from dummy half, ran right, switched back to the left and dived over to score beside the posts.

Roosters lead Cowboys 18 - 28 Roosters
74min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Drinkwater with the most blatantly obvious example of a double movement.

74min

Off to the Bunker we go, to look at a possible try to Drinkwater

71min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker adds the extras

Roosters lead Cowboys 18 - 24 Roosters
69min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sitili Tupouniua. Kick to come.

After a great Manu run, the Roosters shift the ball left and Walker hits Sitili Tupouniua with a crisp pass and the back rower strolls through for an easy try. The Cowboys defence were left looking around like first-time Zoom users trying to figure out how to 'turn the camera on'.

Roosters lead Cowboys 18 - 22 Roosters
67min

Roosters with a kick on the last and Ikuvalu drops it.

65min

Ikuvalu drops the kick. Cowboys clean up and get a full set inside the Roosters 30. On the first tackle Taumalolo pushes a pass which Manu intercepts.

64min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Scott Drinkwater.

Drinkwater adds the extras from in front.

Tied up at Cowboys 18 - 18 Roosters
63min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Reece Robson. Kick to come.

On the next play, Dearden went left, linked with Dunn who turned the ball back to Dearden who then dished a good ball to Robson in support who dives over to the left of the posts.

Roosters lead Cowboys 16 - 18 Roosters
62min

Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow fields a kick on his own goal line and then ran like he spotted the last toilet roll at Woolworths, getting 90 metres downfield before getting grassed.

60min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Sam Walker.

Walker from the right sideline misses again with the conversion attempt

Roosters lead Cowboys 12 - 18 Roosters
59min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Matt Ikuvalu. Kick to come.

Ikuvalu gets the trademark long ball from Walker and dives to score in the corner,

Roosters lead Cowboys 12 - 18 Roosters
58min

SET RESTART - Roosters - Verrills burrows for the line, no dice.

57min

And the Cpwboys give it back

57min

Walker loses the ball 10m from the Cowboys line

56min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - high tackle. Roosters find touch 25m from the Cowboys line

54min

Medicab taking Bowen away

54min

play stopped as Bowen is lying face down clutching his right knee

53min

End to end action now. Both sides using the same Mitch Moses end to a set - kick to the corner

49min

PENALTY COWBOYS - Walker with a cut-out play but takes advantage of a shepherd in doing so.

48min

Roosters bomb is dropped back by Feldt in his own in-goal, he regathers and as he turns to set sail down the sideline, he steps on the sideline. Cowboys dropout

45min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Hutchison attempts a 40/20. HTF tries to stop the ball going into touch, but fumbles it over the sideline.

40min

Roosters get the second half underway

40min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Sam Walker.

Walker again from wide on the left side misses the conversion.

Roosters lead Cowboys 12 - 14 Roosters
39min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Joseph Manu. Kick to come.

Manu gets the ball on the left side, steps left, shapes to pass to his winger, doesn't and then walks through the defence to score a pretty soft try.

Roosters lead Cowboys 12 - 14 Roosters
38min

Decision upheld. Refs 2 - NRL Teams 0.

38min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Cowboys with an illegal strip. Cowboys now challenging.

36min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sam Walker.

Walker from wide on the left, nails this one

Cowboys lead Cowboys 12 - 10 Roosters
35min

Random Souths guy spotted after that try.

34min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Billy Smith. Kick to come.

Smith takes a crash ball on the short side and he barges his way over for a strong try on the left.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 12 - 8 Roosters
34min

6 again for the Roosters 10m from the Cowboys line, after a Cowboys player touched a pass

33min

SET RESTART Cowboys - again on the first tackle and on their own line. Yay.

32min

Taumalolo just hit Baker harder than panic buyers hit the supermarkets

31min

SET RESTART Roosters - 10m shy of the Cowboys line now

30min

SET RESTART Roosters - 10m shy of halfway.

29min

PENALTY COWBOYS - They will take the tap 10m from the Roosters line

28min

Radley drops the ball as he hits Taumalolo at the line, 10m shy of halfway

28min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Sam Walker.

Walker from out wide on the left, cannot convert.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 12 - 4 Roosters
26min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Angus Crichton. Kick to come.

Well that was easy. Hutchison passes to Crichton who is one-on-one with Lemulelu and easily overpowers the flat-footed centre to score on the left side.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 12 - 4 Roosters
24min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Wright with an accidental crusher near halfway. They find touch 30m from the Cowboys line.

21min

Roosters with a rather dull set, but they've been able to keep the Cowboys deep in their own half yet again.

18min

Another Roosters set ends with the Cowboys starting their set on their own goal line again.

16min

Dearden dummies and bursts through a gap he created and then slipped over and dropped the ball, basically parodying his former club.

15min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Scott Drinkwater.

Drinkwater from wide on the left side nails the conversion.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 12 - 0 Roosters
14min

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

Drinkwater gets the ball at first receiver on the left and on halfway, drifts left and shows the ball twice before getting a ball to the straight and fast running Tabuai-Fidow who hits a gap and races 45 metres to score a great try.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 10 - 0 Roosters
13min

SET RESTART Cowboys - They get another 4 tackles later

12min

SET RESTART Cowboys - on the very first tackle and on their own goal-line. They'll be thankful for that utterly pointless Set Restart. A Penalty would've been welcomed though. Anywho...

9min

Cowboys try to run around the Roosters edge defence but Murray Taulagi steps on the sideline

8min

Refs Challenge - A kick by the Roosters is contested by both sides, with Smith ruled to have knocked on. Roosters challenge and failed. Cowboys play the ball 20m from their own line.

6min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Scott Drinkwater.

Drinkwater from almost in front, converts the try

Cowboys lead Cowboys 6 - 0 Roosters
5min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Javid Bowen. Kick to come.

Drinkwater goes right out of dummy half then runs back to the left and fires a good ball to Bowen who strolls in for a good try.

Cowboys lead Cowboys 4 - 0 Roosters
4min

Siz again after a Cowboys pass touches a Roosters player on halfway

3min

SET RESTART Cowboys - 10m shy of halfway

3min

Roosters owning field position after just 3 sets in the game

1min

SET RESTART Roosters - After just 53 seconds. Roosters now with a full set inside the Cowboys 40

Feldt kicks off

There's been more changes to the backlines in today's lineups than there has been to NSW's lockdown orders.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Dave Munro, Todd Smith

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (18)
Tries: Javid Bowen, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Reece Robson
Conversions: Scott Drinkwater (3/3)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (34)
Tries: Angus Crichton, Sam Walker, Billy Smith, Joseph Manu, Matt Ikuvalu (2), Sitili Tupouniua
Conversions: Sam Walker (3/6), Billy Smith (0/1)