Round 11, 2016 – Friday 20 May, 1300SMILES Stadium
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos played their third straight one-point match with the Cowboys triumphing 19-18 in front of a packed 1300SMILES Stadium crowd.
The two teams turned it on again in a pulsating contest as the Cowboys rallied from 18-6 early in the second half to storm home with tries to Lachlan Coote and Justin O’Neill.
Co-captain Johnathan Thurston, playing his 250th match for the Cowboys, kicked the match-winning field goal in the 73rd minute.
NORTH QUEENSLAND TOYOTA COWBOYS 19 (Matt Scott, Lachlan Coote, Justin O’Neill tries, Johnathan Thurston 3 goals, field goal) def BRISBANE BRONCOS 18 (Matt Gillett 2 tries, Jordan Kahu tries; Jordan Kahu goal, 2 pen. goal) at 1300SMILES Stadium.