Thurston sets up another Cowboys try for Bowen.
North Queensland's right edge has been their go-to zone with the ball in hand, with centre Brent Tate and winger Ashley Graham striking up a lethal combination. Graham has been among the NRL's top try-scorers all year with 21 tries from 22 games.
Bowen's speed and playmaking skills have terrorised opponents all season. He ranks sixth in the NRL for tackle-breaks with 109 as well as producing 24 try assists, 18 line-breaks and scoring 12 tries.
Tamou has averaged 150 metres per game this season " outpointing fellow North Queensland bookend and Queensland Origin prop Matthew Scott (137 metres per game) in the process.
A favourite play of North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston is to attack down the blind side so it's no surprise that the Cowboys have produced far more short-side plays than any other side in the NRL.
If premierships were won on statistics alone, you could just about post the NRL trophy to Townsville already. The Cowboys rank in the two top sides in the NRL for everything from points scored, tries scored, metres gained, line-breaks and tackle-breaks to decoy runners and support plays.
Bowen bounces onto a Thurston banana kick.
Never rush up on a superstar like Thurston.
From a demoralising low to an exhilarating high, North Queensland put the pain of their opening-round shocker behind them to score a thrilling win over rivals Brisbane in the dying minutes at Suncorp Stadium.