10 Sep 2012

Cowboys outclass Broncos and end Civoniceva's career

5:59 am on 10 September 2012

The Brisbane Broncos legend Petero Civoniceva's glittering National Rugby League career is over after the North Queensland Cowboys won their qualifying final 33-16 in Townsville.

The Broncos were no match for their inter-state rivals, and the Cowboys now face a sudden death finals clash with defending premiers Manly on Friday night.

In Saturday's other qualifying final in Melbourne, the South Sydney Rabbitohs were beaten 24-6 by the Storm to earn the Victorians a weekend off and a spot in the preliminary final.

Souths now face a winner takes all game next week against the Canberra Raiders.