THE Cowboys were unable to clinch victory in their NRL semi final against the Roosters.
The 31-30 loss means North Queensland’s finals campaign is now over.
Last night’s match came down to the wire with scores locked at 30 points a piece and just minutes to spare.
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The Cowboys hopes were dashed in the final moments though, when a late try by captain Johnathan Thurston was ruled out.
The Roosters will now face South Sydney next Friday night in a preliminary final.