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80:00
8:05pm Thu March 19, 2020
Round 2 - ANZ Stadium
80min

The Cowboys have been far too good tonight, running out 24-16 winners off the back of a dominant first half.

80min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Attempted by Brandon Wakeham.

From the touchline, Wakeham pushes the kick wide.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 16 - 24 Cowboys
79min

This scoreline does not reflect how superior the Cowboys have been tonight.

79min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Christian Crichton. Kick to come.

Crichton gets a consolation effort on full-time.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 16 - 24 Cowboys
79min

Christian Crichton is claiming a try from an Averillo grubber.

78min

Drinkwater puts far too much on his cross field kick.

77min

Morgan finds touch 30 metres out from his own line.

77min

The original call has been upheld.

77min

The Bulldogs will challenge the call.

77min

The Bulldogs ball control has been disgraceful tonight.

76min

Raymond Faitala-Mariner loses the ball.

76min

Bulldogs penalty.

76min

Bulldogs penalty.

75min

Intercept from Dean Britt.

75min

Christian Crichton attempts an intercept, but knocks on.

75min

The Bulldogs have knocked on from the scrum.

74min

No Try. Robson deemed to have knocked on in the act of scoring.

74min

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has stripped Robson in the act of scoring.

74min

Reece Robson dives for the line, but appears to lose possession.

73min

Taumalolo is away!

72min

Wakeham goes high as Feldt gathers in possession.

70min

Morgan drives the ball downfield.

69min

Morgan kicks for the corner.

68min

If the Bulldogs want to win a game this season they need to improve their ball control.

68min

The Bulldogs make another error through Dylan Napa.

67min

The call has been overturned. The Bulldogs will get a penalty 20 metres out from the goal line.

67min

The Bulldogs are challenging the call.

66min

Adam Elliott comes up with an error.

66min

The Cowboys should have wrapped this match up by now.

65min

Josh McGuire spills the ball.

65min

Wakeham goes high, but Holmes makes amends under the high ball.

65min

No Try. The Bulldogs have shown zero patience tonight.

65min

Nick Meaney is claiming a try, but Reimis Smith looks to have made an error on tackle one.

64min

The Cowboys have unsuccessfully challenged the Holmes knock on.

63min

Ben Hampton made a try-saving intercept to deny the Bulldogs right side attacking raid.

62min

Valentine Holmes comes up with an error.

61min

Morgan takes on the line but comes up short.

60min

Ben Hampton makes a strong kick return.

59min

Jake Averillo makes a great tackle to force a double movement from Hess.

59min

No Try.

59min

Coen Hess is claiming a try - the referee has sent the play to the bunker as No Try.

59min

Michael Morgan gets a result from a high ball - forcing an error from Meaney.

58min

Reece Robson streaks through the Bulldogs defence.

57min

Penalty Goal: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

The Cowboys get out to a 12-point advantage.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 12 - 24 Cowboys
55min

The Cowboys will look to extend their lead to two converted tries.

55min

Great pressure from Coen Hess and Kyle Feldt to trap DWZ.

54min

Jake Averillo is on the field for his NRL debut.

53min

Morgan produces a sensational kick to trap DWZ in-goal.

52min

Michael Morgan is collected by Nick Meaney in an entertaining end to the set.

52min

Reece Robson makes a half break.

51min

Lewis drills the ball long as Hampton is met on his 40 metre line.

50min

Morgan goes to the heavens, but Hopoate does well to stay in the field of play.

49min

The Dogs aren't giving themselves a chance in this match.

49min

Brandon Wakeham makes a bad error just over halfway.

48min

Dean Britt does well to defuse an attacking kick from Morgan.

46min

Straight after points the Dogs commit a rugby league sin - errors after points!

46min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Brandon Wakeham.

Wakeham puts the home side back in the fight.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 12 - 22 Cowboys
45min

Renouf To'omaga gets his first try in the top grade.

45min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Renouf To'omaga. Kick to come.

The interchange forward races into a hole created by Adam Elliott.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 10 - 22 Cowboys
44min

The Bulldogs are not out of this match, but it is imperative that they score points first in the second 40.

43min

Esan Marsters makes an error inside his own half.

42min

Nick Meaney is driven back towards his own line.

42min

Valentine Holmes makes a sensational leaping catch - any doubts over his ability under the high ball have been silenced tonight.

41min

Morgan finishes off a nice opening set to hand the Bulldogs possession well inside their own half.

40min

Both sides are back on the field.

40min

The Cowboys are in control at halftime.

39min

Lewis goes high, but Holmes makes a tremendous catch to defuse the pressure.

38min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Cowboys establish a strong halftime lead.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 6 - 22 Cowboys
37min

Great work from Taumalolo to be in the right spot to support Molo's offload.

36min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Jason Taumalolo. Kick to come.

The behemoth #13 finishes off a great offload from Francis Molo.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 6 - 20 Cowboys
35min

Renouf To'omaga comes up with a bad mistake. The Dogs were starting to build a strong set only for the interchange forward to lose concentration.

33min

JMK kicks for the posts, but Justin O'Neill is up to the task.

32min

Aiden Tolman gets a much-needed penalty for the home side.

31min

Marsters comes up with an error inside the Bulldogs' half.

30min

The Bulldogs are struggling at the moment. They are not having the match on their terms and it is showing in their performance.

30min

Will Hopoate comes up with an error.

29min

Lewis finds touch just short of the halfway line.

28min

The Cowboys come up with an error to let the pressure off the home side.

27min

DWZ has had a howler! Dropping a kick and committing a professional foul.

26min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

From the left touchline, Holmes nails the kick.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 6 - 16 Cowboys
25min

After a slow start, the Cowboys are in an attacking mood.

25min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Ben Hampton. Kick to come.

Holmes delivers a lovely pass to send his winger over for another four-pointer.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 6 - 14 Cowboys
23min

Kyle Feldt does well to keep hold of the ball.

22min

Morgan earns a repeat set with a well-placed kick in-goal.

21min

DWZ earns a seven tackle set for the home side.

19min

Ben Hampton takes a carry up to his 30 metre line.

18min

Conversion: Cowboys
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes kicks his first goal back in the NRL.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 6 - 10 Cowboys
16min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Scott Drinkwater. Kick to come.

Drinkwater dummies and puts the afterburners on from a scrum play.

Cowboys lead Bulldogs 6 - 8 Cowboys
15min

The Cowboys receive a penalty coming out of their own end.

14min

Nick Meaney does well to field a high ball.

12min

Conversion: Cowboys
Attempted by Valentine Holmes.

After missing his two shots at goal last week, the Cowboys marquee recruit pushes the kick wide.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 6 - 4 Cowboys
12min

Try: Cowboys
Scored by Coen Hess. Kick to come.

Morgan delivers a nice short pass close to the line to send his second rower over.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 6 - 4 Cowboys
11min

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak comes up with a mistake trying to catch a bomb.

10min

Esan Marsters takes the visitors up to halfway.

9min

The Bulldogs survive and take the ball out of their own end through Will Hopoate.

8min

Reimis Smith loses possession in his own half. The Cowboys will have a scrum 10 metres out from the tryline.

8min

Michael Morgan puts a high ball up, but Meaney is up to the task.

7min

Lewis kicks the ball dead.

6min

Dylan Napa makes a solid carry over his own 20 metre line.

6min

Play has been held up with the Cowboys unable to find a kicking tee.

5min

Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Brandon Wakeham.

Wakeham adds the extras to give the home side the perfect start.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 6 - 0 Cowboys
4min

The Bulldogs couldn't score a try in 80 minutes last week; it's taken them just four minutes this time.

4min

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Lachlan Lewis. Kick to come.

Nick Meaney makes a break down the left edge and links with his halfback in support.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 4 - 0 Cowboys
3min

Jordan McLean loses the ball over the tryline.

3min

Justin O'Neill is denied by DWZ over the tryline.

2min

North Queensland get a set in the Bulldogs' half.

1min

Wakeham puts too much on a grubber and hands the Cowboys a seven tackle set.

1min

Lachlan Lewis kicks early in the set and gets a result.

Kyle Feldt kicks off and Dylan Napa takes the first carry of the evening.

The Bulldogs are led out by Josh Jackson.

Michael Morgan leads the Cowboys onto ANZ Stadium.

Josh McGuire returns in the front row in the only change from the North Queensland team that went down to Brisbane 28-21 last Friday.

Jake Averillo will make his NRL debut in place of Kerrod Holland in the only change from the Canterbury-Bankstown team that went down 8-2 last Thursday.

Both teams will line up as per program, 1-17.

Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Round 2 Thursday Night Football between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the North Queensland Cowboys from ANZ Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Matt Noyen

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Beau Scott

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS (16)
Tries: Lachlan Lewis, Renouf To'omaga, Christian Crichton
Field Goals:
Conversions: Brandon Wakeham (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (24)
Tries: Coen Hess, Scott Drinkwater, Ben Hampton, Jason Taumalolo
Field Goals:
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Valentine Holmes (1/1)