Cowboys corral crummy Canberra in the capital

Cowboys corral crummy Canberra in the capital

Canberra shocked by North Queensland's dominant attacking display, winning comfortably in surprise upset.

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When Canberra hosted North Queensland on a chilly Friday night, most were expecting them to win comfortably to supercharge their push for a top four spot. Ultimately, this could not have been further from reality, with the Cowboys putting up a stellar attacking display to win comfortably in the nations capital.

They stormed out of the blocks to take a 6-0 lead in only the ninth minute, through a Kyle Feldt try where Kasey Badger in the bunker had a lot to look at, but ultimately gave the all clear. Their next would come only five minutes later, but this time it was soft and uncontroversial, with second rower Heilum Luki breaking through a tackle and finding a hole in some week Raiders defence.

The onslaught from the boys up north continued, with halfback Chad Townsend coming up with a pinpoint kick to silence the critics and the home crowd as Jeremiah Nanai reminded everyone why he's Billy Slater's go to man come Origin by pouncing on the bouncing ball and making no mistake with the grounding. 20 minutes in, North Queensland were 18-0 up and racing the clock in what was a shock to everyone.

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