League: Souths complete huge comeback to down Cowboys (+photos)

TOWNSVILLE - South Sydney scored the second biggest comeback victory in NRL history with a miraculous 29-28 win over North Queensland at Dairy Farmers Stadium tonight.

Souths looked gone for all money with the lead blowing out to 28-4 in the 49th minute but put on four tries to level the scores in the 75th.

Rookie Chris Sandow then nailed a field goal in the last minute but the drama didn't end there.

Cowboys fullback Anthony Watts managed to squeeze in a field goal attempt of his own after the siren, only to have it charged down by a Souths defender.

The comeback win was second only in the NRL to the Cowboys' own effort in 1998 when they beat Penrith 36-28 after being down 26-0 at halftime.

Souths began well thanks to the return of star recruit Craig Wing however the visitors were unable to capitalise on the early attacking opportunities and the Cowboys were ahead 12-4 at halftime thanks to two converted tries.

In a nine minute blitz after halftime the Cowboys moved to 28-4 with Ash Graham scoring a double and centre partner Ben Harris bagging a four-pointer of his own.

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Souths then launched their comeback with three tries in quick succession to Fetuli Talanoa, Jamie Simpson and Wing to bring the lead back to just six points in the 61st minute.

Luke Capewell crossed in the 74th minute and Issac Luke levelled with a sideline conversion before Sandow's clincher.

- AAP

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