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Live updates: Cowboys v Broncos

 

[9.42pm]

That's full-time from Mackay. Cowboys win 26-6. See everyone March 13 in Townsville :). 

[9.19pm]

TRY! Scott Drinkwater puts up a high ball, which the Broncos let bounce, before it lands into the hands of Murray Taulagi who grabs his second. Holmes converts. 26-6 Cowboys 

[9.07pm]

TRY! Our left edge combines for early points in the second break through Taulagi. Put that one down to a Chad Townsend repeat set! Drinkwater takes over the goalkicking duties and makes no mistake with the boot. 20-6 Cowboys after 48 minutes. 

[8.59pm]

Second half underway in Mackay.

[8.55pm]

Cowboys first half stats leaders: 

Running metres: Feldt (88m), Gilbert (83m), Taulagi (76). 

Tackles: Cotter (21 tackles), Robson (20), Taunoa-Brown (19)

[8:45pm]

Payne Hass gets sin-binned with only seconds remaining in the half, with the Cowboys opting to take a shot a goal. 14-6 at the break. 

[8:31pm]

The two Toms combine for a big tackle to force another turnover. A lot to like about the boys defence so far. 

[8:28pm]

Tom Dearden with a SMICK short-ball for Val Holmes to put him over for our second. Holmes converts his own try. 12-6 Cowboys with 12 minutes remaining in the half. 

[8:22pm]

TRY TIME! Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow picks up a loose ball, jogs up to the line and just puts a little grubber through for himself to go over untouched. Converted by Holmes. 6-all after 22 minutes. 

[8:15pm]

Despite a mountain of ball, the Cowboys are strong in defence and hold the Broncos out again. 

[8.06pm]

The Broncos get on the board early through Jordan Riki. Converted by Staggs. Broncos lead 6-0.

[7.55pm] 

Only moments away from kickoff here in Mackay! 

[7.30pm]

Both teams have finalised their line-ups, with the Cowboys 1-20 as named earlier today, while the Broncos make a late change to their backline. 

[6.55pm]

Despite the Young Guns and Mackay Cutters clash being called off a little while ago at half-time due to a thunder storm, the rain has stopped and we are ready for kickoff in just over an hour! 

[6.10pm]

Rain, rain, go away 🤞

[2:10pm]

NRL contracted players Riley Price and Jordan Lipp have been added to the Young Guns for this evening's trial against the Mackay Cutters Queensland Cup team. 

[11:00am Saturday]

Cowboys duo Griffin Neame and Jeremiah Nanai have been ruled out of tonight's trial against the Broncos. 

[5:00pm Friday]

The Broncos make a late change for Saturday's trial, with Tyson Gamble replacing Albert Kelly in the halves. 

The Cowboys updated team list will be released at 11am on Saturday. 

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