Michael Lichaa 15. Te Maire Martin 2. 1. 6:00pm: KICK-OFF! Surely, surely the Dogs have done enough now. The Cowboys run the ball on the last tackle 10 metres out from the stripe but the blue wall refuses to budge. He's okay to continue. 18th minute: The Cowboys receive a relieving penalty late in the tackle count with Corey Harawira-Naera pinged for being offside. Time is running out for the Cowboys. 49th minute: Veteran Cowboys second-rower Gavin Cooper is down with the trainer after copping a heavy shot to the shoulder from Ofahiki Ogden. Aside from a plethora of club fixtures, Jackson has played at the Homebush ground for two grand finals and four State of Origins. Huge opportunity here. Here we go! Cowboys back-rower Gavin Cooper goes within inches of scoring but The Bunker rules that Corey Harawira-Naera's arm prevents Cooper from grounding the Steeden. 5:50pm: North Queensland's preparations are done. Looks like a burner. 23rd minute: Big mistake from Michael Morgan who kicks out on the full on the set after points. ANZ Stadium, Sydney . Josh Jackson 12. A short-kick off led to an immediate hit-back from North Queensland as winger Ben Hampton crossed after a slick shift. An error from North Queensland on the ensuing set gives the Bulldogs terrific field position. Ben Hampton spills a bomb from Lachlan Lewis with no pressure on him and hands Canterbury the opportunity to strike a crucial blow.
Reimis Smith 6. Ben Hampton 6. 22c in clear skies A sizzling second half performance from the Bulldogs saw them claim a 24-12 win against the Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on Friday night. Dogs forward Corey Harawira-Naera steams through a gap and slams the ball down next to the posts to claim a double. 5:07pm: The Bulldogs won the coin toss and opted to receive the ball first. 41st minute: And we're back! Jason Taumalolo was named on the reserves for North Queensland but is not playing, the Tongan beast set to return from a knee injury next round. Martin's conversion from out wide never looks like missing. North Queensland claimed their first victory since round one versus the disappointing Warriors last Saturday, while Canterbury were scrappy yet gallant in a tight loss to the Rabbitohs in a gritty Good Friday affair.
Nick Meaney 2. Canterbury have a prime opportunity to strike back. 68th minute: A ruck indiscretion from Lachlan Lewis provides North Queensland a penalty.
Hard-working lock Adam Elliott has also been passed fit after concussion and ribs concerns. 6th minute: Oh no! Adam Elliott 17. Canterbury definitely finished the half stronger, denting the Cowboys' defence with every carry. Canterbury's last tackle options leave a lot to be desired. The Cowboys knock the footy down on the next play and the Bulldogs will continue attacking. ❤️ Special kit for a special occasion.#NRLBulldogsCowboys#proudtobeabulldog pic.twitter.com/fIUadAQ9wJ. 11th minute: Canterbury's defence holds firm but the pressure will continue, with a cute grubber from North Queensland pivot Jake Clifford earning a repeat set. 5:58pm: The teams link arms on the field as an Anzac commemoration ceremony is held. Thursday 19 th March, 2020 – 09:05. Will Hopoate 5. Ten minutes until go time. 40th minute: That does us for the opening stanza. Canterbury will work the ball off their line after the scrum.
Score is tied 6-6. 9th minute: North Queensland hoist the ball high on the last tackle in attacking range and Jordan Kahu taps it back looking for support, only for Aiden Tolman to clean up for Canterbury. And the doggies are on the board! #NRLBulldogsCowboys 0-4 after 4 mins.#TelstraPremiership pic.twitter.com/jJjLhQxYPd. Score is tied at 6-6. Canterbury front-rower Aiden Tolman has already made 29 tackles, the most of any player, in a typical non-stop performance. Carrying over their effort from last weekend.
A skilful late offload from Ofahiki Ogden before a glorious overhead cutout pass from Rhyse Martin sees Jayden Okunbor collect his second NRL try.
A line-break down the left touchline from winger Jayden Okunbor. Canterbury can't capitalise on the territory though, with a kick on the last snuffed out by North Queensland. Kerrod Holland 4. 10 mins until kickoff! The Cowboys start well in the second period as Michael Morgan finds touch 20 metres out from the Bulldogs' line. 52nd minute: TRY! 3rd minute: Play is halted as Bulldogs lock Rhyse Martin is attended to by the trainer. Francis Molo, Players cut: Mitchell Dunn, Tom Opacic, Corey Jensen, Jason Taumalolo. Corey Harawira-Naera collects a loose ball and chucks an offload to Adam Elliott, who in turn links with Reimis Smith. 44th minute: So close! John Asiata Interchange: 14. Where is Canterbury Bulldogs vs North Queensland Cowboys taking place? 1. No changes for Paul Green coming off a win. Michael Morgan forces a drop-out with a smart grubber.
Play-the-ball back on the 10 metre line. 21st minute: PENALTY GOAL! That's why they say forwards shouldn't kick... 45th minute: All class from Clifford, who places a pinpoint stab kick into the in-goal which sits perfectly and traps Bulldogs fullback Nick Meaney. Jayden Okunbor 3. 60th minute: TRY! The Dogs will get a well-earned two points tonight. North Queensland Cowboys team news: John Asiata will start his 100th NRL match at lock with gun forward Jason Taumalolo needing an extra week to recover from an MCL injury. Aiden Tolman 9. The @nthqldcowboys aren't finished yet!