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Melbourne Storm beat North Queensland 16-8 as Cowboys suffer first loss in Townsville

ABC Grandstand logoABC Grandstand 30/07/2016

Melbourne travelled further than most to beat the Cowboys in Townsville. © AAP: Michael Chambers Melbourne travelled further than most to beat the Cowboys in Townsville. Melbourne has done what no other has done this season and beaten North Queensland in Townsville.

The Cowboys were without superstar half-back Johnathan Thurston, who suffered a hamstring strain against the Bulldogs last week, and the Storm took full advantage, winning 16-8.

It was the first loss for the Cowboys in 10 games at home this year.

Back rower Kevin Proctor opened the scoring for the visitors when he tumbled over off a short ball from Cooper Cronk, and Marika Koroibete added another when he tip-toed down the left sideline and dived in four minutes later.

Antonio Winterstein struck back on 29 minutes when he crossed on the wing, but prop Tim Glasbby, in his return from injury, ensured Melbourne had the last laugh of the half when he crossed off a Cameron Smith grubber, despite the best efforts of Ethan Lowe.

Smith's 35th-minute conversion turned out to be the last points of the game as both teams struggled to make inroads in the second half.

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