North Queensland Cowboys vs Newcastle Knights: Five things we learned

The Cowboys have snapped a five game losing streak, to score a dramatic 20-18 victory over the Knights in Townsville.

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The Cowboys have snapped a five-game losing streak, as well as a winless run of five matches at home, with a dramatic, come from behind victory over the Knights, who simply imploded after halftime. It was a game of firsts for the Cows, as they rediscovered some of their old attacking spark. For the Knights, they would have been fuming after relinquishing a decent lead, to be held scoreless in the second half. 

Moreover, this loss means their mathematical chances of finals participation is essentially over, and that their poor record in the tropics continues. In addition, Kalyn Ponga left his old stamping ground empty handed. 

Here are five things we learned from the match: