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Jason Taumalolo appears to burst transparent of the Brisbane Broncos’ defence in Townsville. (AAP: Michael Chambers)
A second of magic from Jonathan Thurston in his closing NRL derby arrange Coen Hess to present North Queensland victory on Thursday evening and put Brisbane’s finals plans in jeopardy.
North Queensland used to be down with 3 mins at the clock, earlier than Thurston’s kick sat up awkwardly for Anthony Milford and into the gleeful fingers of Hess to present the hosts a 34-30 victory in Townsville.
In a fit the place momentum swung wildly, the Cowboys ruled the early levels as tries from Gideon Gela-Mosby and Jason Taumalolou gave them a 12-point lead halfway in the course of the first part.
The following 4 tries of the sport all got here to the guests with James Roberts, Matt Hotel, Korbin Sims and Tevita Pangai Junior all getting at the board earlier than Kyle Feldt, Gavin Cooper and Hess scored for the house aspect.
Te Maire Martin angled a very good kick for Gela-Mosby to down the ball for a attempt to after Darius Boyd misplaced the ball in a take on, Taumalolou outran Milford for a 2d.
James Roberts became the sport via accumulating an intercept cross from Martin and racing slightly below 90 metres to halve the deficit.
In a blended evening for Thurston, a cross-field kick in his personal part ended in a knock on from Gala-Mosby and from the following set Matt Hotel scored for the Broncos.
It used to be an eight-point take a look at for Martin’s touch with Hotel’s head as he used to be grounding the ball.
A 55m penalty from Kyle Feldt at the stroke of part time gave the Cowboys an 18-16 part time lead, however Sims surging over from shut vary after which Pangai Junior burst in the course of the line 20m out to reputedly finish the sport.
The Cowboys had different concepts although and Feldt dived over within the nook after which Matt Scott arrange Gavin Cooper to energy over the road earlier than but every other past due intervention from Thurston in a Queensland derby noticed his aspect triumph.
The loss for Brisbane way the Wests Tigers can transfer to inside of two issues of the Broncos in the event that they beat Canberra on Sunday.