That's full-time from Mackay. Cowboys win 26-6. See everyone March 13 in Townsville :).
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
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.
Second half underway in Mackay.
Cowboys first half stats leaders:
Running metres: Feldt (88m), Gilbert (83m), Taulagi (76).
Tackles: Cotter (21 tackles), Robson (20), Taunoa-Brown (19)
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.
The two Toms combine for a big tackle to force another turnover. A lot to like about the boys defence so far.
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.
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.
Despite a mountain of ball, the Cowboys are strong in defence and hold the Broncos out again.
The Broncos get on the board early through Jordan Riki. Converted by Staggs. Broncos lead 6-0.
Only moments away from kickoff here in Mackay!
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.
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!
Rain, rain, go away 🤞
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.