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Cowboys crush Rabbitohs

23/08/2003 09:38:58 PM Comments (0)

North Queensland scored the biggest win in its short rugby league history by crushing South Sydney 60-8 in their NRL clash at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

In their final home game of the season, the Cowboys scored the biggest win in their nine-year history, eclipsing a 50-4 victory over St George-Illawarra in 2000.

Livewire fullback Matthew Bowen was outstanding for the Cowboys, scoring a hat-trick while centre Josh Hannay broke the records for the most points in a match and most goals in a match, scoring a try and kicking ten goals for a 24-point haul.

The Cowboys never let Souths into the match from the time Hannay kicked the penalty three minutes in, and by the 20th minute the score was 20-0. The home side led 30-0 at the halftime break.

Fullback Bowen had a hand in five of the Cowboys' ten tries, but saved his best for the last of his three tries, racing 60 metres from a standing start.

Souths were insipid, missing 35 tackles and coughing up possession on 14 of their 31 sets.

In their defence, they had no interchange players for most of the second half due to injuries.

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