As it happened: North Queensland Cowboys 16-42 Sydney Roosters in 2020 NRL


12:48a year ago

Full Time: NQ Cowboys 16-42 Sydney Roosters

After a tight first half, an incredible performance from Matt Ikuvala sees the Roosters finish the game as victors in North Queensland
12:47a year ago
Ryan Hall just can't score. He gets the ball on the right but the ball was just forwards
12:46a year ago
Only two minutes left and its been a great game to watch, although the Cowboys' weak defence has really shown
12:43a year ago


Rhys Robson gets the ball over the line and scores another consolation try for North Queensland
12:42a year ago
It looked as if Tedesco was away but a penalty has been given
12:40a year ago
There are six minutes left, with the Cowboys now on double figures.

No team has conceded more points than the Cowboys this year

12:40a year ago

Unsuccessful conversion

The kick is missed
12:39a year ago


Hess manages to roll and get the ball over the line but it won't make much difference to the overall scoreline
12:38a year ago
Cowboys going forward now. 30 out
12:35a year ago
Cowboys have a set from their own line after the Roosters drag a tackled player
12:34a year ago
Just over ten minutes to go in the game. Are the Roosters done yet?
12:32a year ago
It's been a horror half for the Cowboys and the Roosters have averaged over a point a minute
12:31a year ago

Successful conversion

Flanagan adds the extras
12:30a year ago
Ikuvalu is the first person to score five tries for the Roosters since 1955
12:29a year ago


He only came in as a last minute replacement and he's got FIVE tries. Ikuvalu take a bow. 

He latches onto a ball and gets it down inside of the dead ball line

12:28a year ago
Roosters have the ball at their own 30 and will start a set from there
12:26a year ago
Cowboys have a set restart from the 40
12:24a year ago
It looked like it would be a tight second half but its been the complete opposite, with the Roosters looking like scoring from every opportunity
12:24a year ago

Successful conversion

Flanagan converts again
12:22a year ago


He's done it again! Ikuvalu has doubled his career try tally tonight and got four
12:20a year ago
Cowboys going forward inside of the final 20
12:17a year ago
Its all Roosters now and the visitors are playing incredibly good football
12:16a year ago
Roosters were close to getting another but its a great interception after a bad pass
12:16a year ago
The Roosters start another set from their try line
12:14a year ago

Successful conversion

It's a comfortable one and Kyle Flanagan gets his fourth conversion of the game
12:13a year ago


It's another! Keary breaks through and makes it six tries in only twenty minutes
12:12a year ago
The game has been all Roosters after a first half in which the Cowboys dominated. 

James Tedesco has been the main man for the visitors

12:11a year ago

Successful conversion

Kyle Flanagan adds the extras
12:10a year ago


Tedesco carves up the Cowboys defence and gets us first try-assist of the game, playing in Keary who gets the ball over the line
12:07a year ago
After a good early start for the Cowboys, the Roosters' excellence has shown and they're comfortably in front
12:06a year ago

Unsuccessful conversion

Once again, Flanagan can't add the extras
12:04a year ago


The decision is that his heel has remained up and Ikuvalu has his hat-trick for today
12:03a year ago
It looks as if Ikuvalu has scored another but it will go to the bunker
12:01a year ago

Unsuccessful conversion

Kyle Flanagan just misses with his kick
11:59a year ago


Ikuvalu manages to put the ball down just over the line from in the air
11:58a year ago
Latest news is that Valentine Holmes will not be back from his ankle injury
11:58a year ago
Cowboys kick forwards and it goes all the way, with the Roosters starting a set in their half now
11:57a year ago
Its the cowboys who gt us started with a set from inside of their own half
11:57a year ago

Second half underway

The second half has started
11:42a year ago

Half time: North Queensland Cowboys 6-12 Sydney Roosters

The Roosters lead at half time after Tupouniua's try
11:40a year ago
Tedesco picks it up and sprints forward but is stopped
11:39a year ago
Roosters make another error and its a scrum 20 metres out
11:37a year ago

Successful conversion

Flanagan adds another 2
11:37a year ago


Tupouniua puts he roosters in front, breaking through the Cowboys defence and getting the ball down next to the sticks
11:34a year ago
The Roosters have got back into the game and are holding off the cowboys well
11:32a year ago
Jake Friend is now out for the evening through injury
11:32a year ago
Kyle Flanagan adds the extras and the scores are equal
11:31a year ago


Its a good pass out to the right and Ikuvalu comfortably gets it down into the corner
11:29a year ago
Ten minutes left in the first half
11:28a year ago
A very shocking miss, the Cowboys penalty cannons off the post from only ten yards out
11:27a year ago
This time, they will go for goal
11:26a year ago
The Cowboys have another penalty after a tackle above the neck
11:25a year ago
Penalty for the Cowboys a few metres from the line
11:25a year ago
Its not what many would have expected, but the Cowboys have played very well so far and have really dominated
11:24a year ago
Holmes is limping on the pitch, with what looks to be an ankle injury
11:21a year ago

Successful conversion

Feldt adds the extras
11:20a year ago

Decision: TRY

The Cowboys go four up, scoring the first try of the night
11:19a year ago


Robson gets the ball past the post, has he got it over the line? It's going to the bunker
11:15a year ago
19 minutes gone and still no score but its been an end-to-end game. The Cowboys have had the majority of possession
11:12a year ago
Roosters drop the ball going forward and the Cowboys now have a set going forward. 20 metres out
11:11a year ago
Cowboys lack the composure in front of the line and one of their players drops the ball 10 metres out
11:09a year ago
13 minutes gone now and its been a good game so far.

Cowboys force a line dropout at the other end

11:07a year ago
Its a good catch from Holmes and he's kept the ball in the field of play for the Roosters who start from their try line
11:07a year ago
10 minutes gone and the Cowboys have had most of the play. Roosters come forward and are just stopped at the try line
11:05a year ago
Set restart for the cowboys at the 40
11:04a year ago

No Try

The Cowboys have the ball over the line, but an offside is given by the bunker and it's no try
11:02a year ago
Roosters are going forwards well. Jake Friend tries to kick for himself but just can't get to the ball before it goes out
11:01a year ago
Cowboys give away a penalty inside of the Roosters' 20 and they will start from 40 after kicking forwards
11:00a year ago
Roosters kick forward from inside their forty all the way to the Cowboys' 20
10:58a year ago
Four minutes gone and the Cowboys have struggled to gain many metres so far
10:56a year ago
Long kick up early from Flanagan and the Cowboys start a set inside of their own 10
10:56a year ago
One of the few sides to beat the Roosters last year, is there any chance that the Cowboys can do the same tonight?
10:54a year ago


We're underway at the Queensland County Bank Stadium
10:45a year ago

Five minutes to go

Kickoff's fast approaching for Cowboys vs Roosters. Stay tuned for LIVE updates of today's NRL match
10:37a year ago

Roosters star ruled out

Sydney Roosters star winger Brett Morris has been ruled out in the warm-up of today's game against the Cowboys
10:37a year ago

15 minutes to go!

There's a quarter of an hour to go until kickoff for today's game
21:15a year ago
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21:14a year ago

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21:14a year ago

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21:11a year ago

Sydney Roosters: Team News

Starting 13: Tedesco, Hall, J. Morris, Manu, B. Morris, Keary, Flanagan, Waerea-Hargreaves, Friend, Taukeiaho, Crichton, Aubusson, Butcher

Interchanges: Lam, Tupouinua, Faamausili, Collins

Reserves: Fifita, Ikavalu

Unavailable: Billy Smith (Injured), Victor Radley (Injured), Sam Verrills (Injured), Isaac Liu (Injured), Daniel Tupou (Injured), Boyd Cordner (Injured)

21:10a year ago

North Queensland Cowboys: Team News

Starting 13: Tabuai-Fidow, Feldt, Lemuelu, Marsters, Holmes, Drinkwater, Clifford, McGuire, Robson, Molo, Wright, Hess, Taumalolo

Interchanges: Hampton, Gilbert, Hola, Cooper

Reserves: Jensen, Granville

Unavailable: Michael Morgan (Injured), John Asiata (Injured), Mitchell Dunn (Injured), Jordan McLean (Injured), Justin O’Neill (Injured)

21:09a year ago

Can the Roosters keep up positive run

After tripping up in their first few games of the season, the Roosters have now embarked on a good run and are fifth in the ladder.

They have already defeated current top-place holders the Parramatta Eels and only narrowly lost to the Melbourne Storm in Round 8 in golden point.

21:07a year ago

Cowboys looking to climb the ladder

The NQ Cowboys currently sit in eleventh place in the ladder, with only six points.

Four off the bottom-place Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, they will be aiming to widen the buffer between themselves and the wooden spooners

21:06a year ago
Thursday's game is one where current World Champions the Sydney Roosters will be favourites, with the Cowboys having not impressed anywhere near as much this season
21:04a year ago
Cowboys vs Roosters will be played at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium, in Townsville, Australia. The kick-off is scheduled for 10:50 BST.
21:04a year ago
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