7 Jun 2009

North Queensland consolidate top eight spot

6:42 am on 7 June 2009

North Queensland consolidated their top eight credentials with a 46-12 NRL belting of South Sydney at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

The Cowboys' Origin stars backed up superbly with Johnathan Thurston having a hand in two tries and booting five goals while Luke O'Donnell put in another commanding performance in the nine-tries-to-two victory.

The Cowboys' fourth straight win sees them draw level with Penrith, Newcastle and the Gold Coast on 16 NRL competition points, moving them into equal fifth spot on the ladder.