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Live updates: Round 1  v Raiders



Townsend ends the stalemate, nailing a field goal from in front! 19-18 with 4 mins left. 


Wighton picks up a loose ball and dives over untouched in the corner from the short kickoff. Converted. 18-all. 


Starling picks up a ricochet from his own grubber kick and powers his way to the line. Converted. 18-12 Cowboys after 55 minutes. 


Second half underway!


Cowboys with a 12-point lead at the break!

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Guler crashes his way over for Canberra's first points. Converted. 18-6. 


TRY! Drinky gets a double and adds in a summersault for good measure. Beautiful little kick by Robson for his fullback. Converted. 18-0. 


Holmes is stripped of the football. Penalty. Holmes adds the extras. 12-0 Cowboys after 26 minutes. 


TRY! Cowboys go bang-bang! Townsend with a grubber off the inside of his boot for a waiting Drinkwater. Love to see it. Holmes converts. 10-0 Cowboys after 20 minutes. 


TRY! Murray goes over for our first of the year! Off the back of a heap of possession, Val gets a quick pass away to his winger to dive over! Holmes' conversion attempt hits the upright and bounces out. 4-0 Cowboys 


After Rapana is penalised for kicking the ball away, Val takes a shot at goal but pushes it wide. 


A big hit from Murray on Seb Kris forces a turnover! 0-0 8 mins in. 


Val Holmes gets us underway in Townsville! 


Both teams are unchanged and 1-17. 

Live updates from Saturday's clash against the Canberra Raiders. 


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