Full Time
8:05pm Fri March 16, 2018
Round 2 - Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 46080

The Broncos have taken victory by 24-20 over the Nth Qld Cowboys


WHAT A GAME!!!!! These two sides never fail to deliver and yet again they do, the goalpost the hero of the day.


Scott Bolton with the line wide open off a short ball from JT gets close but Tevita Pangai slams Bolton into the posts and saves the day.




PENALTY COWBOYS - 2:32 to go, Cowboys full set of six on the Broncos 10, trailing by 4




IT'S ALL HAPPENING - Kyle Feldt let the kickoff bounce it goes dead, Broncos cross but lose it over the line, Cowboys go up the other end and get stripped 1 on 1.


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

JT slots the conversion and we're back within a try.

Broncos lead Broncos 24 - 20 Cowboys

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Jake Granville. Kick to come.

Granville on the end of some JT magic gets the 4 pointer

Broncos lead Broncos 24 - 18 Cowboys

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako converts

Broncos lead Broncos 24 - 14 Cowboys

Try: Broncos
Scored by Kodi Nikorima. Kick to come.

James Roberts busts through the line gives it to Nikorima who scores untouched

Broncos lead Broncos 22 - 14 Cowboys

NO TRY the ruling from the bunker, the live decision was spot on.


KFC BUNKER TIME: Jake Granville scoots from dummy half, kicks the ball bounces off the post and Granville is tackled then puts the ball on the line. NO TRY the live decision


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

JT slots the conversion from right in front.

Broncos lead Broncos 18 - 14 Cowboys

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Gavin Cooper. Kick to come.

GAME ON - JT runs to the line short ball to Gavin Cooper and a simple put down for the veteran.

Broncos lead Broncos 18 - 12 Cowboys

Cowboys get a good opportunity after forcing a scrum then get a penalty.


Broncos dominating but they haven't been able to put the points on the board since the half hour mark.


Another repeat set forced by the Broncos, the Broncos are looking likely


It's all going to s#%t for the Cowboys, almost get trapped on the last only to be called for a forward pass, Broncos attacking inside the Cowboys 30m zone


Broncos go from their own deadball line to trapping the Cowboys inside their own 30m zone


Isaako loses the ball under the pressure of 4 Cowboys players, Cowboys scrum 10m out from the Broncos line


Andrew McCullough tries to dive for a ricochet but knocks the ball on, Cowboys have a scrum 20m out


NO TRY - Jared Maxwell clears that Corey Oates kept his foot in despite replays showing it was out, the call is based off a knock on.


KFC BUNKER TIME: Corey Oates has gone over in the corner but Ben Cummins has NO TRY on the advice of Sideline Official Brett Suttor


Good set for the Broncos but Kyle Feldt manages to get back into the field of play after the Milford kick into the ingoal/


PENALTY BRONCOS: Ben Cummins penalises the Cowboys for being offside, Broncos into the Cowboys half from the kick for touch.


Broncos kick us off for the second half, Coen Hess takes the first hit up


Broncos kick us off for the second half, Coen Hess takes the first hit


Jordan Kahu confirmed to have a broken jaw and will go to hospital.


HT at Suncorp and wowee haven't things turned on it's head - Cowboys dominant in the first 10 minutes then the switch got flicked and the Broncos took the running and whilst a bit of luck went their way they took control to lead 18-8 at HT.


Broncos get a repeat set but make an absolute meal of the ensuing catch from the dropout. Cowboys scrum feed 43m out from the Broncos line.


NO TRY - Jared Maxwell puts up the red lights, a pretty blatant push from Sam Thaiday on Ben Hampton.


KFC BUNKER TIME: Joe Ofahengaue claiming a try but Ben Cummins is sending it to the bunker on NO TRY, Hampton looks to have been denied a chance of getting towards the ball.


PENALTY BRONCOS: Cowboys pinged for a slow ruck and the Broncos take the tap on the 40m line


Plenty of confusion about a knock on and strip, Ben Cummins calls play on but pocket ref Chris Sutton has a strip. Ben Cummins awards the penalty.... to the Broncos before changing his arm direction.


Jordan Kahu missing a few teeth and either a fractured or broken jaw... his night and a few weeks will be done.


Broncos get through yet again through Kodi Nikorima who puts the ball to boot for Darius Boyd inside him and a bad bounce favours JT.


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako with a JT style kick from outwide but it's good enough to get the flags up.

Broncos lead Broncos 18 - 8 Cowboys

Try: Broncos
Scored by Alex Glenn. Kick to come.

The Broncos are on fire at Suncorp, A great running play included a questionable pass but it's let go and Alex Glenn gets the Broncos third.

Broncos lead Broncos 16 - 8 Cowboys

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

From 15m to the right of the posts, Isaako pushes it through the uprights

Broncos lead Broncos 12 - 8 Cowboys

Try: Broncos
Scored by Tom Opacic. Kick to come.

KFC BUNKER TIME: McCullough forced to put the bomb up, Hampton lets the ball bounce and it's a shocking bounce straight back into the hands of Tom Opacic who takes it and scores.

Broncos lead Broncos 10 - 8 Cowboys

Jordan Kahu looks to have broken his jaw after a collision in the previous set


Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Broncos rookie Jamayne Isaako slots the conversion from close range.

Cowboys lead Broncos 6 - 8 Cowboys

Try: Broncos
Scored by Tevita Pangai Junior. Kick to come.

Pangai gets the green lights from Jared Maxwell in the KFC bunker and the Broncos are back in this one.

Cowboys lead Broncos 4 - 8 Cowboys

BUNKER TIME: Tevita Pangai gets over the line and gets the ball down, Ben Cummins has it down just wants to make sure it wasn't dropped in between when it went out of sight.


PENALTY BRONCOS: Cowboys concede their first penalty of the game but concern for the Broncos with Kahu down in backplay


Jake Granville from dummy half goes with the kick and finds touch just inches from the corner post; Broncos scrum feed on their own 10.


SHORT DROPOUT: Broncos under all sorts of pressure go with the short dropout and bang Jordan Kahu flies and takes it, a great result for the homeside


Another repeat set for the Cowboys after another good JT grubber forces Jamayne Isaako to go dead


First set the Broncos aren't pinged for being offside and Darius Boyd loses the ball on the first play of the set.


Penalty Goal: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

Another simple goal for Jonathan Thurston and the Cowboys extend their lead.

Cowboys lead Broncos 0 - 8 Cowboys

PENALTY COWBOYS: Third time tonight the Cowboys have been called inside the 10 by Ben Cummins tonight and this time JT will add the two.


Repeat set upcoming for the Cowboys off the back of a penalty. The kick from JT forces the goalline dropout


Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Johnathan Thurston.

JT slams the conversion over from right next to the left upright.

Cowboys lead Broncos 0 - 6 Cowboys

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Jordan McLean. Kick to come.

A nothing kick from JT turns into a great kick after the ricochet and Jordan McLean with a massive stretch gets it to the line.

Cowboys lead Broncos 0 - 4 Cowboys

BUNKER TIME: Ben Cummins needs Jared Maxwell to confirm a Cowboys try, Thurston kicks into the legs of Matt Lodge, ricochets to Jordan McLean who reaches to score.


PENALTY COWBOYS: Great kick from Anthony Milford gives an awful bounce for Ben Hampton but the Broncos kick chasers were offside; Cowboys start the set 45m out from the Broncos line

The men in black Ben Cummins and Chris Sutton say time on and the boot of Kyle Feldt gets us underway.

Only one result since 2013 between the Broncos and Cowboys has had a margin over 13 points. Cowboys out on the field

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Brett Suttor

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

Tries: Tevita Pangai Junior, Tom Opacic, Alex Glenn, Kodi Nikorima
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (4/4)
Penalty Goals:

Tries: Jordan McLean, Gavin Cooper, Jake Granville
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)