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    Nth Queensland Vs. Newcastle

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 25 August, 2013

    1300SMILES Stadium, Kirwan, QLD
    Nth Queensland 26 defeated Newcastle 6
    Nth Queensland Newcastle
    26 FINAL SCORE 6
    4 TRIES 1
    2/2 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Nth Queensland - Johnathan Thurston 10pts (0T 5G)
    • Newcastle - Darius Boyd 4pts (1T 0G)
    Important moments:
    • Nth Queensland took the lead at the 10 min. mark 1st half
    • Johnathan Thurston (NQld) scored at the 69 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Hayne, S
    Touch judges: Atkins, G & Butler, C

    The North Queensland Cowboys have finally developed some winning momentum but can ill-afford to slip up at home against the Newcastle Knights if they hope to make the finals. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm AEST.

    With results going their way last week, North Queensland now finds itself with a solid chance of making the top eight.

    The Cowboys possess a positive points differential and will secure a place in the finals if they win their remaining three matches.

    In that regard, finals football has come early for North Queensland as they host fellow finals contenders Newcastle tonight.

    The Knights are entrenched in the top eight but are a win or two away from firmly securing their ticket to finals footy this September.

    With plenty on the line for both clubs, expect tonight’s contest to be a tightly contested affair between two teams with plenty to play for.


    Although it’s taken a long while, the Cowboys are just starting to find their mojo in attack and will be difficult to beat at home.

    When they possess momentum, North Queensland are one of the most entertaining teams to watch in the NRL, and recent victories over South Sydney, Penrith and the Gold Coast highlights that the Cowboys are finally playing their best.

    Captain Johnathon Thurston has played very well for the Cowboys ever since leading Queensland to another series victory over NSW back in July.

    When Thurston is playing with confidence, the Cowboys attack just seems to run more smoothly, and the home side will be hoping their star halfback once again leads the way tonight.

    Newcastle however will be no pushover. The Knights played well against Melbourne last week and really troubled the Storm with their direct play up the middle, particularly in the first half.

    If the Knights can simply replicate the intense performance they displayed in the first half against Melbourne, then the likes of Jarred Mullen, Darius Boyd and Kurt Gidley will make life very difficult for North Queensland.

    With everything to play for, both teams really have no excuses if they fail to show up with their best form tonight.

    While the Knights should certainly push the Cowboys away from home, Thurston’s form at the moment bodes well for another North Queensland victory.

    Cowboys by 8

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    • 11:43pm
      kange said | 11:43pm | ! Report

      Bad news for cowboys with Ray Thompson’s injury. Just as the team sealed its line up, the team lost one of its key players.
      Hope he returns before the end of the season.

      • 3:18pm
        Nomonous said | 3:18pm | ! Report

        I originally thought Hayne was making sure there was a Qld team in the finals but on reflection it deserved a sendoff – makes you wonder about all those others – Inglis on Dean Young for example – you cant go by severity because an ACL is a game and season ending injury but you don’t know that when it happens – its just a sore leg – however good the rulke was bought in – remember those oldies who said shoulder charges were good for the game…

    • 10:33pm
      hatter said | 10:33pm | ! Report

      Well that’s it for the Knights this year. Bennett has a lot to think about now. Maybe next year will be better for the Knights.

    • 10:24pm
      chris n said | 10:24pm | ! Report

      Cowboys to strong, again another contest marred by poor decisions by the men in pink.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:19pm | ! Report

      Its four in a row for the Cowboys now who find themselves in the top eight with a solid win over the Knights. Snowden was sent off for Newcastle after hitting Thompson with the shoulder. Thompson left the field with a broken jaw. The Cowboys clinical attack tonight with Thurston, Bowen, Lui and Tate running the show well. Cowboys forwards also strong. Newcastle tried hard and were on top early in the second half but some last ditch Cowboys defence stopped Newcastle from really getting into the contest. Cowboys match against Cronulla next week is huge now.

      Cowboys 26
      Knights 6

      • Roar Guru

        The Spectator said | 9:34pm | ! Report

        OMG, i just walked in the door, turned the tv on and caught the Snowden shoulder charge after the game and how innocuous of a shouldercharge for a broken jaw, looked like a check more than anything and i love the shoulder charge and still think they only needed to rule across the shoulders to keep it in the game but that was so unlucky for all partys yet we will here the minority !!

        • 9:39pm
          V.O.R. said | 9:39pm | ! Report

          nothing ‘innocuous’ about it. You don’t break someones jaw without good contact. In addition it was also a touch late.

          • Roar Guru

            turbodewd said | 10:12pm | ! Report

            The SC by Snowden looked bad. He will get 10 weeks, surely.

            • 10:29pm
              V.O.R. said | 10:29pm | ! Report

              you would think at least 6 weeks. I think he knows if the post match dressing room shots are anything to go by. Season gone.

              • 11:31pm
                Edward Kelly said | 11:31pm | ! Report

                It wasn’t a shoulder charge (you have to charge for it to be a shoulder charge) Snowdon was bracing for the contact and Thompson was dipping, these things happen in a contact sport.

              • Roar Guru

                The Spectator said | 11:39pm | ! Report

                And Pritchards or J Reynolds last night??? A week to attempt to snap a leg !

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:17pm | ! Report

      80′ – Well ever since Henry was sacked, the Cowboys have recorded 4 straight victories. I feel sorry for Henry. Uate now finds Boyd who attacks but the ball has been batted into touch as the Cowboys scramble well again.


      Cowboys 26
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:16pm | ! Report

      79′ – Bowen gets through on his hands and knees! Great to watch Bowen. Forward pass halts the Cowboys attack

      Cowboys 26
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:15pm | ! Report

      78′ – Knights keeping the ball alive but the Cowboys aggressive in defence tonight. McKinnon tackled on the last and its a change over for the Cowboys

      Cowboys 26
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:14pm | ! Report

      77′ – Hall with a strong charge and offload. Sims kicks the ball now but Boyd gathers possession

      Cowboys 26
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:13pm | ! Report

      76′ – Knights keeping possession alive but the Cowboys with numbers. Gagai tackled well by Linnett. Mullen with the chip kick over the thurston gathers and finds Ulugia who is nearly away!

      Cowboys 26
      Knights 6

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 9:12pm | ! Report

      75′ – Cowboys with a chance to put the final nail in the coffin. Bowen with a pass to Linnett who probably should have gathered the pass and scored

      Cowboys 26
      Knights 6

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