Live: Cowboys and Broncos battle for perfect start

The footy is back and the stadium is open – for now – as the Cowboys and Broncos battle it out in a Round 1 blockbuster. Join our live blog here.

It was touch and go all day but the coronavirus has failed to shut down the Round 1 blockbuster between the Cowboys and the Broncos.

Townsville Stadium will be packed to the rafters for the first NRL match at the new venue as both teams look for the perfect start to the 2020 season.

Will the Broncos bounce back from their devastating loss to the Eels in the finals last year?

Or can the Cowboys recover from a 2019 that the team would prefer to forget?

Join the live blog below as cover the action from 6pm, with kick-off at 7.05pm QLD time.

HOW TO WATCH COWBOYS V BRONCOS: The game is being covered on Kayo Sports, Fox Sports, and Channel 9. Get a 14-day free trial with Kayo Sports here.

WHAT TIME IS KICK-OFF: The game is set to kick-off at 7.05pm. But we all know that’s more of a guideline.

BRONCOS TEAM: 14. Jamayne Isaako; 2. Corey Oates; 3. Kotoni Staggs; 4. Darius Boyd; 5. Jesse Arthars; 6. Anthony Milford; 7. Brodie Croft; 8. Thomas Flegler; 9. Jake Turpin; 10. Payne Haas; 11. David Fifita; 12. Tevita Pangai Jr; 13. Patrick Carrigan; 15. Andrew McCullough; 16. Rhys Kennedy; 17. Jamil Hopoate; 19. Herbie Farnworth; 21. Ethan Bullemor

COWBOYS TEAM: 1. Valentine Holmes; 2. Kyle Feldt; 3. Justin O’Neill; 4. Esan Marsters; 5. Ben Hampton; 6. Scott Drinkwater; 7 Michael Morgan; 8. John Asiata; 9. Jake Granville; 10. Jordan McLean; 11. Gavin Cooper; 12. Coen Hess; 13. Jason Taumalolo; 14. Reece Robson; 15. Mitchell Dunn; 16. Shane Wright; 17. Francis Molo; 18. Corey Jensen; 20. Tom Opacic

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