The Cowboys have been far too good tonight, running out 24-16 winners off the back of a dominant first half.
From the touchline, Wakeham pushes the kick wide.
This scoreline does not reflect how superior the Cowboys have been tonight.
Crichton gets a consolation effort on full-time.
Christian Crichton is claiming a try from an Averillo grubber.
Drinkwater puts far too much on his cross field kick.
Morgan finds touch 30 metres out from his own line.
The original call has been upheld.
The Bulldogs will challenge the call.
The Bulldogs ball control has been disgraceful tonight.
Raymond Faitala-Mariner loses the ball.
Intercept from Dean Britt.
Christian Crichton attempts an intercept, but knocks on.
The Bulldogs have knocked on from the scrum.
No Try. Robson deemed to have knocked on in the act of scoring.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has stripped Robson in the act of scoring.
Reece Robson dives for the line, but appears to lose possession.
Taumalolo is away!
Wakeham goes high as Feldt gathers in possession.
Morgan drives the ball downfield.
Morgan kicks for the corner.
If the Bulldogs want to win a game this season they need to improve their ball control.
The Bulldogs make another error through Dylan Napa.
The call has been overturned. The Bulldogs will get a penalty 20 metres out from the goal line.
The Bulldogs are challenging the call.
Adam Elliott comes up with an error.
The Cowboys should have wrapped this match up by now.
Josh McGuire spills the ball.
Wakeham goes high, but Holmes makes amends under the high ball.
No Try. The Bulldogs have shown zero patience tonight.
Nick Meaney is claiming a try, but Reimis Smith looks to have made an error on tackle one.
The Cowboys have unsuccessfully challenged the Holmes knock on.
Ben Hampton made a try-saving intercept to deny the Bulldogs right side attacking raid.
Valentine Holmes comes up with an error.
Morgan takes on the line but comes up short.
Ben Hampton makes a strong kick return.
Jake Averillo makes a great tackle to force a double movement from Hess.
Coen Hess is claiming a try - the referee has sent the play to the bunker as No Try.
Michael Morgan gets a result from a high ball - forcing an error from Meaney.
Reece Robson streaks through the Bulldogs defence.
The Cowboys get out to a 12-point advantage.
The Cowboys will look to extend their lead to two converted tries.
Great pressure from Coen Hess and Kyle Feldt to trap DWZ.
Jake Averillo is on the field for his NRL debut.
Morgan produces a sensational kick to trap DWZ in-goal.
Michael Morgan is collected by Nick Meaney in an entertaining end to the set.
Reece Robson makes a half break.
Lewis drills the ball long as Hampton is met on his 40 metre line.
Morgan goes to the heavens, but Hopoate does well to stay in the field of play.
The Dogs aren't giving themselves a chance in this match.
Brandon Wakeham makes a bad error just over halfway.
Dean Britt does well to defuse an attacking kick from Morgan.
Straight after points the Dogs commit a rugby league sin - errors after points!
Wakeham puts the home side back in the fight.
Renouf To'omaga gets his first try in the top grade.
The interchange forward races into a hole created by Adam Elliott.
The Bulldogs are not out of this match, but it is imperative that they score points first in the second 40.
Esan Marsters makes an error inside his own half.
Nick Meaney is driven back towards his own line.
Valentine Holmes makes a sensational leaping catch - any doubts over his ability under the high ball have been silenced tonight.
Morgan finishes off a nice opening set to hand the Bulldogs possession well inside their own half.
Both sides are back on the field.
The Cowboys are in control at halftime.
Lewis goes high, but Holmes makes a tremendous catch to defuse the pressure.
Cowboys establish a strong halftime lead.
Great work from Taumalolo to be in the right spot to support Molo's offload.
The behemoth #13 finishes off a great offload from Francis Molo.
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.
JMK kicks for the posts, but Justin O'Neill is up to the task.
Aiden Tolman gets a much-needed penalty for the home side.
Marsters comes up with an error inside the Bulldogs' half.
The Bulldogs are struggling at the moment. They are not having the match on their terms and it is showing in their performance.
Will Hopoate comes up with an error.
Lewis finds touch just short of the halfway line.
The Cowboys come up with an error to let the pressure off the home side.
DWZ has had a howler! Dropping a kick and committing a professional foul.
From the left touchline, Holmes nails the kick.
After a slow start, the Cowboys are in an attacking mood.
Holmes delivers a lovely pass to send his winger over for another four-pointer.
Kyle Feldt does well to keep hold of the ball.
Morgan earns a repeat set with a well-placed kick in-goal.
DWZ earns a seven tackle set for the home side.
Ben Hampton takes a carry up to his 30 metre line.
Holmes kicks his first goal back in the NRL.
Drinkwater dummies and puts the afterburners on from a scrum play.
The Cowboys receive a penalty coming out of their own end.
Nick Meaney does well to field a high ball.
After missing his two shots at goal last week, the Cowboys marquee recruit pushes the kick wide.
Morgan delivers a nice short pass close to the line to send his second rower over.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak comes up with a mistake trying to catch a bomb.
Esan Marsters takes the visitors up to halfway.
The Bulldogs survive and take the ball out of their own end through Will Hopoate.
Reimis Smith loses possession in his own half. The Cowboys will have a scrum 10 metres out from the tryline.
Michael Morgan puts a high ball up, but Meaney is up to the task.
Lewis kicks the ball dead.
Dylan Napa makes a solid carry over his own 20 metre line.
Play has been held up with the Cowboys unable to find a kicking tee.
Wakeham adds the extras to give the home side the perfect start.
The Bulldogs couldn't score a try in 80 minutes last week; it's taken them just four minutes this time.
Nick Meaney makes a break down the left edge and links with his halfback in support.
Jordan McLean loses the ball over the tryline.
Justin O'Neill is denied by DWZ over the tryline.
North Queensland get a set in the Bulldogs' half.
Wakeham puts too much on a grubber and hands the Cowboys a seven tackle set.
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
Conversions: Brandon Wakeham (2/3)
NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (24)
Tries: Coen Hess, Scott Drinkwater, Ben Hampton, Jason Taumalolo
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Valentine Holmes (1/1)