North Queensland
Cowboys
8
Manly
Sea Eagles
30
FULLTIME
2017-03-18T10:00:00Z
1300SMILES Stadium

Preview

Johnathan Thurston has the Cowboys rolling at 2-0 despite not playing their best football to start their 2017 campaign. But as all good sides do, they find a way.

This week, they will be without three key and experienced players in Antonio Winterstein, Lachlan Coote and Matt Scott – the latter who is out for the season with an ACL injury. However, that still shouldn’t bother them at home againstĀ a team who has failed to open their 2017 account. Jason Taumalolo will also miss through suspension.

Kalyn Ponga starts in the number one jersey in what should be a mouth-watering duel with Tom Trbojevic however if the Sea Eagles defence leaks points like they did to end last weekend’s matchup against Souths, it could get ugly up north.

Cowboys by 14

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Cowboys   Sea Eagles
1 Tries 4
1 Conversions 4
1 Penalty Goals 3
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Cowboys   Sea Eagles
158 All Runs 143
1,417 All Run Metres 1,416
3 Line Breaks 3
3 Offloads 5

Defense

Cowboys   Sea Eagles
197 Kick Metres 379
0 40/20 1
268 Tackles 293
24 Missed Tackles 35

Discipline

Cowboys   Sea Eagles
9 Penalties Conceded 11
10 Errors 12
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats


Top Run Metres

 PlayerTOT
Tom Trbojevic181
Scott Bolton176
Ethan Lowe158
Jorge Taufua143
Coen Hess143

Summary

Sea Eagles 30 (Jorge Taufua, Tom Trbojevic, Brenton Lawrence, Jackson Hastings tries; Dylan Walker 7 goals) def. Cowboys (Jake Granville, tries; Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) at 1300Smiles Stadium. Half-time: 14-8. Crowd: 14,763