Update: 6:39PM THE North Queensland Cowboys have knocked out local favourites the New Zealand Warriors 8-0 in the semi-finals at the inaugural Auckland Nines rugby league tournament at Eden Park.
That's booked the Cowboys a final against the Brisbane Broncos, who beat the Cronulla Sharks 18-14.
The Broncos qualified for the semi-finals with a 16-11 win over the Newcastle Knights while Cronulla beat the Parramatta Eels 17-6 in their quarter.
The Warriors narrowly beat the South Sydney Rabbitohs 17-16 to reach the semi-finals.
The St George Illawarra Dragons, the Melbourne Storm, NRL champions the Sydney Roosters, the Canterbury Bulldogs, Wests Tigers and the Gold Coast Titans were all eliminated after pool play.