That will do it from Townsville. Cowboys win it 40-26.
Holmes from the left is successful and the new scoreline is 40-26.
Murray Taulagi grabs his second try. Well worked scrum play out to the left. Drinkwater and Holmes combine to send Murray Taulagi away for his double. Cowboys will finish with the two competition points here in this one.
Keenan Palasia puts it down. That will do it.
Just as we say it... Pat Carrigan drops it stone cold.
KICKOFF PENALTY BRONCOS: Goes way too deep.
Reynolds converts 34-26.
Cobbo crosses from acting half! Don't tell me there's a comeback brewing here.
Late chance for the Broncos.
Reynolds from the left hand touchline is successful. 34-20 is the new scoreline.
Oates crosses for his second try.
Cowboys are challenging the ruling of knock-on... the challenge is unsuccessful.
Poor kick from Patrick Carrigan.
Kick was played at - six more for Brisbane.
Kurt Capewell comes up with a one on one strip.
Brisbane can't get it right tonight.
Hiku knocks it forward.
Well that was bizarre, crazy and any other synonym you can think of. Keenan Palasia throws it out the back, it was knocked on by Chad Townsend, Adam Reynolds scoops it up to find Selwyn Cobbo and the winger crosses... We're under a bunker review. Brisbane will retain possession and it's NO TRY.
Short-dropout works for Brisbane.
Holmes converts - 34-14 Cowboys.
Well the points are flowing now. Nanai steps inside Capewell and runs over some pedestrian defence to score.
PENALTY COWBOYS: Obstruction from Jake Turpin.
Holmes converts - 28-14 Cowboys way.
Reece Robson continues his great season with another try. Robson getting through some sloppy defence and scoring for the Cowboys.
Lee plays at the ball then Murray Taulagi loses it. NO ADVANTAGE - SCRUM COWBOYS
Brisbane getting themselves back into this game. Just need to have some more quality footy.
Brisbane convert their set after points.
Reynolds conversion is successful. 22-14
Brisbane has fought back vigorously. Much needed try, good work from Reynolds and Mam sees Corey Oates cross over untouched.
Payne Haas held up over the line there. How did the Cowboys stop the big fella
PENALTY BRONCOS: Reece Robson guilty of jumping the gun.
Chad Townsend taken on the last and they'll have to hand it over.
Staggs batted the kick backwards... straight into Luciano Leilua.
Cowboys taking all momentum here. Completing another great set after points.
Holmes from the right-hand touchline is successful. Cowboys up 22-8.
Cowboys shift it out to the right. Lovely pass from Scott Drinkwater to Kyle Feldt and the Cows have another one.
Riki forces the issue and Kotoni Staggs can't handle the ball.
Holmes is successful and the Cowboys extend their margin out to 8 points.
Griffin Neame crossing for his second career try against the Broncos. Great ball from Reece Robson and the Cowboys crash over.
PENALTY COWBOYS: Billy Walters gave Kyle Feldt a facial there.
Cowboys defence answering here.
Back underway for the second 40 minutes here in Townsville.
Half-time - Cowboys leading Brisbane 10-8
Brisbane hang on just...
Error from the Broncos.
PENALTY BRONCOS: Luciano Leilua not square at marker
Cobbo with a great recovery. Cowboys scramble well though. Mam kicks early and the Cowboys recover. Sensational footy here.
No grounding from the Cowboys, it'll be NO TRY and a goal-line dropout for Brisbane.
Adam Gee starting NO TRY with a Broncos knock on and NO Cowboys grounding.
SHOT FROM MAM! Scott Drinkwater will be feeling that one tomorrow.
PENALTY COWBOYS: Luciano Leilua with a great run earning his side a penalty.
Holmes conversion is good. 10-8 Cowboys lead.
Te Maire Martin leaving the ground. Cobbo to FB, Lee to wing, Capewell to centre
We have a Captain's Challenge for a knock on by Jamayne Taunoa-Brown. Challenge successful, Penalty Cowboys
Ezra Mam kicking it OUT on the FULL. Brisbane need to remember their bearings. That's three kicks now that have sailed out on the full so far.
Brisbane complete their set after points.
Reynolds converts. 8-8 here at Townsville.
PENALTY BRONCOS: Ezra Mam taken off the ball by Scott Drinkwater.
Corey Oates with a great bust getting play up and over half-way.
Reynolds has been poor so far tonight. Another kick fails to work
Feldt was oh so close to scoring once more. But the big winger has failed to get the football down.
Oates loses the footy. Big time for the Cowboys to convert
Holmes is successful. 8-6 Cowboys lead.
PENALTY COWBOYS: Dropout OUT on the FULL
Staggs fails to get back into the field of play. Goal line dropout coming up.
PENALTY COWBOYS: Great decision from Belinda Sharpe, kickoff OUT on the FULL.
Holmes converts. It's 6-6.
Well well well... Brisbane has their own red-zone errors. Reynolds doing his best Cody Walker impersonation throwing it straight to Murray Taulagi.
200th middle game for Adam Gee as Coen Hess leaves the ground.
Poor end to the set from Adam Reynolds there. Seven tackle set here.
Reynolds converts from next to the post. 6-0 Broncos.
Well, Peta Hiku threw an offload out the back, Chad Townsend couldn't handle it and Billy Walters is jolly on the spot and scores the opener.
Kyle Feldt can't handle it in his return match.
Great kick from Scott Drinkwater, Te Maire Martin couldn't handle the spiral bomb.
Drinkwater does well to stay out of the in-goal. Cowboys working it out of yardage.
Chad puts it down. Did all the hard work, good tackle from Te Maire Martin
Brisbane have to knock it dead. Goal line dropout coming up.
PENALTY COWBOYS: Offside is the ruling.
Murray Taulagi puts it down. Cowboys going down the left hand side nice and early. Brisbane were caught at sixes and sevens there.
Off and running in the QLD derby!!
Adam Gee is the referee in charge tonight, Belinda Sharpe and Michael Wise will run the sideline with Grant Atkins in the bunker. Kickoff shortly here via League Unlimited
Well, it's a perfect afternoon for footy in Townsville. Quite a contrast from the monsoon in Sydney. Super Saturday continues with the QLD derby. Both sides are well and truly on their way to September footy and will be looking to continue their fine form here tonight. For the Cowboys, Kyle Feldt returns in jumper 22 with Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow dropping to the bench and Jake Granville becoming the replacement player. Brisbane 1-17 kickoff coming up shortly.
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Adam Gee
Touch Judges: Belinda Sharpe, Michael Wise
Video Referee: Grant Atkins
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (40)
Tries: Murray Taulagi (2), Griffin Neame, Kyle Feldt, Reece Robson, Jeremiah Nanai
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (6/6)
Penalty Goals: Valentine Holmes (2/2)
BRISBANE BRONCOS (26)
Tries: Billy Walters, Corey Oates (2), Selwyn Cobbo
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)