Fans could fork out more than $1000 to watch Cowboys play

IF you were thinking of flying to the Cowboys vs Broncos game on Friday, think again.

The semi final match will be held at 1300SMILES stadium in Townsville on Friday night and it won't be a cheap trip for fans who want to see the clash.

Return flights from Mackay to Townsville will set you back at least $850 flying Qantas.

But spare a thought for southerners who don't have much choice.

A return trip for one flying Qantas will cost a minimum of $840, the next cheapest ticket would cost about $1200 return.

However if you still want to go Helloworld Mackay and Mount Pleasant are offering a deal.

Return coach transfers and a grandstand ticket to the game will cost $249.

The bus will leave on Friday at 1.30pm and return after the game.

You can phone the businesses for more information.

Tickets for the game have already gone on sale via Ticketek for club members and Telstra Thanks customers.

Tickets for the general public go on sale via the website from 10am today.

Cowboys players made headlines last week for the wrong reasons following an incident bizarre egging incident in Townsville.

Players Jason Taumalolo, 23, and Cowboys and Mackay Cutters player Tautau Moga, 22, have each been fined $2,500, the Club announced via a press release this evening. 

The Club also says the men have agreed to pay for any damage with head coach Paul Green adding the men were remorseful and had agreed to pay for any damage. 

"Last week, I said that after we returned from our game in Melbourne, we would address this issue, which we now have, in consultation with the NRL and its Integrity Unit," Green said.

"While we can't get into the specifics of our own internal investigation due to some matters still being before the court, our players are extremely remorseful for their involvement.

"They know that they acted improperly and that they have hurt not only the people directly affected, but also the club's members, supporters and partners.

"We've taken the matter seriously as the players' actions were out of step with both the values of the NRL and the club."

Taumalolo acknowledged that he had let people down. 

"I've taken the time to apologise for what I did on Wednesday night to my teammates and now that our internal process is complete, I would like to apologise to those who were affected by the incident as well as the wider community, the fans and the members of this great club.

"I know a lot of kids look up to me and I just don't want them to think it's the right thing."

Moga also expressed his remorse.

"I'm very sorry for letting the club and this great organisation down and I really want to apologise to those I've directly affected with my actions". 

Last week police issued a statement saying they were investigating the incident.

Queensland Police confirmed they were investigating an incident involving five men, which they claim happened on Hugh St, in Townsville. 

"It will be alleged around 10pm the men attended a Hugh St convenience store and purchased a number of eggs," the statement read.

"As the men left the business it will be alleged they threw eggs at five vehicles parked nearby causing damage before driving off in a vehicle.

"A number of vehicles suffered minor damage in the alleged incident.

"Around 11.30pm police were patrolling nearby when they stopped a vehicle for the purpose of a random breath test (RBT). At this time a member of the public advised officers that this vehicle was allegedly involved in an earlier wilful damage incident in Hugh Street.

"It will further be alleged a number of eggs and egg cartons were located in the vehicle.

"The men, aged 18, 21, 22, 23 and 25, have all been issued with Notices to Appear for two counts each of wilful damage."

Are you planning on going to the game? Let us know how you'll be getting there, send an email to news@dailymercury.com.au



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