TRY! Chad Townsend with another perfect kicks falls into the arms of Heilum Luki, who goes over under the posts untouched. Converted. 34-16 Cowboys!
TRY! Nanai gets his seven of the season! Newcastle weren't able to come down with it, bouncing into the arms of the 19-year-old, who steps his way to our third of the half! Holmes converted. 30-16 Cowboys with 19 minutes to go!
TRY! With it looking like the play was all but dead, Drinkwater turns links with Holmes, who links with Taulagi before he scores himself. Converted. Cowboys up 24-16 with 32 minutes to go.
TRY! Murray Taulagi catches a Chad Townsend kick, who runs through the middle and scores under the posts untouched. Converted. 18-16 Cowboys.
Second half underway.
Newcastle grab a try right on the break to get their first lead. Converted. 16-12 Knights at HT.
Newcastle hit back, with Ponga purring in a grubber, which bounces off the padding and into the arms of Jacob Saifiti. Converted. 12-10 Cowboys with nine minutes remaining in the opening half.
TRY! Off the back of an unbelievable run from Taumalolo, Drinkwater with a looping pass to Feldt, who runs around to make the kick an easy for Holmes who converts. 12-4 Cowboys after 26 minutes.
Ponga and Hoy combine to create space for Young, who goes over untouched. Unconverted. 6-4 Cowboys after 12 minutes.
TRY! Tom Dearden runs the ball on the last and goes over. He is ruled to have stayed in the field of play. Holmes converts. 6-0 Cowboys after four minutes!
We are underway in Townsville!
Both teams have finalised their 17. The Cowboys are 1-17, while Tyson Frizell has been ruled out late.
Live updates from the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys clash with the Newcastle Knights at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.