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The Toyota Cowboys have already had a win on game day in Brisbane, defeating the Australian Army rugby league team in a friendly cricket match at the Roma Street Parklands.

The Army team, drawn from around the country, are currently in the middle of a Defence tournament and appreciated the chance to meet up with the NRL squad, led by co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott who presented them with a signed 2014 Cowboys jersey following the completion of the 30-minute match.

The Cowboys batted first and made 51 runs in their 15 minutes of batting and they then restricted the Army squad to 37.

"We have close ties to our Defence Force being based in a garrison city and it was great that our trip to Brisbane coincided with the Army squad being in town as well," Thurston said.

"It was something a bit different for us to have an opponent for cricket but it was a nice change-up and, of course, it's always nice to win.

"We have some competitive boys who never like losing at anything.

"We wish them all the best in the match they have tomorrow and we know they'll be cheering us on tonight."

The Army squad have already defeated the Navy this week and play the Air Force at Ipswich on Saturday.

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