Full Time
80:00
7:30pm Sat May 9, 2015
Round 9 - 1300SMILES Stadium - Crowd: 15794
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Fulltime at 1300 Smiles Stadium, a great finish from North Queensland sees them extend their winning streak to 6 games in a row. Cowboys 23 Bulldogs 16.

North Queensland Cowboys 23-16

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Tony Williams makes an unforced error.

Williams spills the ball and that will be it for Canterbury.

North Queensland Cowboys 23-16

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Field goal attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Thurston chips it over for a 7 point lead.

North Queensland Cowboys 23-16

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Chase Stanley makes an unforced error.

Kick doesn't go 10. Penalty Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-16

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Thurston makes no mistake.

North Queensland Cowboys 22-16

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Michael Morgan. Kick to come.

Morgan splits them and goes 70m metres to score. Josh Morris looked to be held back but Morgan looked to be gone. 20-16 Cowboys.

North Queensland Cowboys 20-16

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Thurston misses for the first time tonight. 16 All! Game On!

16 all

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Gavin Cooper. Kick to come.

Cooper crashes over in the corner after a superb ball from Lachlan Coote. We are locked up, kick to come.

16 all

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Moses Mbye makes an unforced error.

Mbye drops it cold. Horrible mistake, big chance Cowboys!

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Lachlan Coote makes an unforced error.

Scrap on the goal line. Ruled knock on by Bulldogs but then over ruled by the video ref. Right call but may prove crucial in the outcome.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Cowboys gets six more and are on the attack.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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Thurston bombs the tryscorer Curtis Rona who takes it beautifully.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson unsuccessful.

Hodkinson misses...will that prove crucial is the question. Bulldogs 16 Cowboys 12.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Curtis Rona. Kick to come.

Rona takes an intercept and goes 90 metres to score away from the post thanks to a good chase. 16-12 kick to come.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 16-12

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Sam Kasiano makes an unforced error.

Kasiano makes a mistake and their is a scuffle with James Tamou.

12 all

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Pressure released by Curtis Rona, who takes a cross field kick, Dogs off the hook.

12 all

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Chase Stanley makes an unforced error.

Stanley spills it coming out from his own line, gifting the Cowboys a chance.

12 all

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Gavin Cooper makes an unforced error.

Gavin Cooper almosts chips to himself but spills it close to the line.

12 all

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Hodkinson sneaks it inside the lefthand upright. We are all locked up!

12 all

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Corey Thompson. Kick to come.

Corey Thompson makes a terrific put down to score in the corner. Canterbury make it back to back tries, 12-10 kick to come.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-10

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Gavin Cooper makes an unforced error.

Gavin Cooper spills the ball on halfway. Dogs on the attack.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Conversion attempt by Trent Hodkinson successful.

Hodkinson makes no mistake. Cowboys 12 Bulldogs 6.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-6

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TRY CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Scored by Josh Jackson. Kick to come.

Jackson crashes over. Video ref rules that he hasn't made a second movement, the crowd aren't happy. Ref ruled try, it's a try. Dogs back in it.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-4

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Lachlan Coote makes an unforced error.

Coote takes on the defence down the sideline and is rolled into touch in a strong tackle from Josh Jackson and Hodkinson. Big chance for Canterbury.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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Bomb diffused again by Lachlan Coote who has been rock solid at the back tonight.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Curtis Rona makes an unforced error.

Cross field bomb hits Rona on the shoulder. Cowboys scrum feed deep in their own half.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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We are underway in the Second 40.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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North Queensland lead the Bulldogs 12-0 at halftime. It's been an arm wrestle dominated up the middle. Two crucial penalties from Canterbury have been the difference with the Cowboys capitalising with two quick tries.
The defence from both sides has been impressive, however the Bulldogs discipline towards the back end of the half really let them down. Both Jonathan Thurston and Michael Morgan have looked dangerous for North Queensland, while for the Dogs Moses Mbye has been a constant threat in attack.
Feels like this game will really open up in the second half so should see some more flair. At halftime its North Queensland 12 Canterbury 0.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Nails it again. On fire. Cowboys 12 Bulldogs 0.

North Queensland Cowboys 12-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Matthew Wright. Kick to come.

North Queensland make the Bulldogs play. Thurston throws a pass which is scooped up by Matthew Wright. Cowboys 10-0. Kick to come.

North Queensland Cowboys 10-0

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Penalty Cowboys right near the posts. They take to tap.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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Coote bounces back by taking a terrific catch with Josh Morris contesting.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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A huge hit from Chase Stanley on Lachlan Coote...he will need a minute to look for his kidneys...

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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Lachlan Coote knocks back a terrific spiral bomb from Trent Hodkinson. Cowboys ball.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Thurston nails it from the touchline. Cowboys 6 Bulldogs 0.

North Queensland Cowboys 6-0

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TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Michael Morgan. Kick to come.

Michael Morgan heads across field and shows and goes to score in the corner. Cowboys 4-0, kick to come.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Tim Browne makes an unforced error.

Loose carry from Browne gives the Cowboys a big chance and they are on the attack yet again.

0 all

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Lachlan Coote makes an unforced error.

Lachlan Coote nicks a kick out of the clutches of Sam Perrett but throws it forward to Wright.

0 all

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Video Ref denies the Cowboys for a 3rd time. Michael Morgan ruled to have spilt the ball.

0 all

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Video ref rules No Try - Corey Thompson looked to have spilt the ball but ruled to have grounded the ball. Young Ben Spina denied his first NRL try.

0 all

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A real arm wrestle so far. Both forward packs are hitting hard but few errors so far. Still 0-0.

0 all

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Josh Morris forces a goal line drop out, dragging Wright back. Great kick by Mbye, he has looked dangerous early.

0 all

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No Try - Klemmer pulls off a superb tackle on Kane Linnett to hold him up over the line. 4th tackle Cowboys.They kick too long and Bulldogs re-start 20m out. Nil All at 1300 Smiles Stadium.

0 all

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Jake Granville picks up a lucky deflection and scoots downfield. Cowboys on the attack.

0 all

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UNFORCED ERROR NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Justin O'Neill makes an unforced error.

Forward pass by Justin O'Neil trying to put Matthew Wright away.

0 all

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Cowboys again bomb Corey Thompson, but he takes a terrific catch.

0 all

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Penalty Cowboys - Jackson holds on too long. Cowboys kick for the line and on the attack.

0 all

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Great kick from Thurston. Cowboys trap Corey Thompson for a line dropout.

0 all

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UNFORCED ERROR CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Aiden Tolman makes an unforced error.

Tolman offloads straight to Gavin Cooper.

0 all

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Not a great attacking set from Canterbury. Coote cleans up a grubber.

0 all

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Penalty Canterbury - Cowboys holding down too long. Dogs in good field position.

0 all

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Moses Mbye slices through and is brought down 30m out from the line. Dogs on the attack!

0 all

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Cowboys again on the attack and again the cross field bomb is defused by Canterbury.

0 all

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Early pressure from the Cowboys sees Chase Stanley defuse a swirling bomb.

0 all

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We are underway in Townsville!

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Not long until kickoff, a healthy crowd in Townsville and conditions should see an open game of football.

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KICK OFF in just a few minutes at 1300SMILES Stadium in the clash between the Cowboys and Bulldogs.

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Welcome to the last game of our Super Saturday coverage and what a match this promises to be! The Cowboys host the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs from 1300 Smiles Stadium.

North Queensland are on a red hot winning streak and are current equal competition favourites. Captain Jonathan Thurston has been unstoppable heading into the Origin period and he will be looking to keep the momentum rolling against his former club.

The Cowboys are 1-13 with a late change to the bench which sees Ben Spina replacing Ray Thompson.

Canterbury have been decimated by injuries in recent weeks however welcome back NSW centre Josh Morris and Australian prop and NSW hopeful David Klemmer who starts his first game for the club.

Greg Eastwood is out and replaced in the starting side by Sam Kasiano, with Antonio Kaufusi coming onto the bench.

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Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Adam Reid

Video Referee: Shayne Hayne, Luke Phillips

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (23)
Tries: Michael Morgan (2), Matthew Wright, Gavin Cooper
Field Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/4)
Penalty Goals:

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Josh Jackson, Corey Thompson, Curtis Rona
Field Goals:
Conversions: Trent Hodkinson (2/3)
Penalty Goals: