Trailing for much of the contest, it would eventually be a late try to Jasmine Peters that would give the North Queensland Cowboys a late, narrow win over the Wests Tigers. 

As the game started, it was the Tigers with the early ascendancy, although their early efforts were repelled by a stout Cowboys defence.

The Cowboys would then capitalise once they had ball in hand with the ball eventually landing in the hands of China Polata for her first try.

Not to be outdone, the Tigers fought their way back into the contest and had a try eight minutes later courtesy of their own winger in Josephine Lenaz.

Both sides then went tit-for-tat possession wise before the Tigers hit the lead just before the break when Kezie Apps powered over for another try this season.

The Tigers may have lead at half-time but it was the Cowboys who came out of the sheds the hungrier team.

The Cowboys would go close via Sera Koroi who dropped the ball over the line but eventually scored with Kirra Dibb and Makenzie Weale to combine with Weale scoring.

A Tigers penalty goal then put them up 12-10 and the match was evenly poised and perhaps set for a Tigers win.

But the Cowboys had other ideas as a shift to the right started by Tallulah Tillett eventually saw Jasmine Peters score in the right corner.

With the conversion, that would be all she wrote as the Cowboys won 16-12.

North Queensland Cowboys 16 (Polata, Weale, J. Peters; Goals: Dibb 2) def. Wests Tigers 12 (Lenaz, Apps; Goals: Piliae-Rasabale 2).

NRL News NRLW Player of the Game

3. Makenzie Weale (NQL)

2. Kezie Apps (WST)

1. Tallulah Tillett (NQL)

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