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Cowboys v Broncos semi-final snapshot

AAP logoAAP 16/09/2016

NRL SUDDEN DEATH SEMI-FINAL - NORTH QUEENSLAND v BRISBANE:

* Result: North Queensland 26 defeated Brisbane 20 at 1300Smiles Stadium

* Key moment: Four minutes into extra time, Johnathan Thurston's stroke of genius - a fend, an outside dummy and an inside flick - to put Michael Morgan over and the Cowboys ahead 24-20 when everyone was thinking field goal.

* Key quote: "Bittersweet, really. He's obviously a really good mate of mine, Sammy T. I caught him on an outside shoulder and I was able to slip through." - Thurston explaining to the Nine Network his ambivalence about getting past Bronco Sam Thaiday to set up the winning try.

* Judiciary: nil

* Injuries: nil

* What's next: The Cowboys take on Cronulla next Friday night at Allianz Stadium for the right to play in the grand final the following week. The Broncos are eliminated.

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