MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
ROUND 22

COWBOYS

V

STORM

StormMEL WIN BY 18
8
FT
26
1300SMILES Stadium
2017-08-04T09:50:00Z

Preview

The Cowboys host the ladder leaders on Friday night in a blockbuster clash in Townsville. After going down to the Roosters last week, the Cowboys lost touch with the top four and will look to bounce back against a Storm side coming off a clinical performance at home against Manly.

The Storm welcome back Billy Slater into the side, however, Cameron Munster is out due to an ankle injury while the Cowboys have included Shaun Fensom onto their bench.

Cameron Smith put in an extraordinary performance last week in his 350th game while Melbourne's outside backs also continued their strong 2017 with Suliasi Vunivali crossing the try line once more while Curtis Scott and Josh Addo-Carr continued to blossom in their new partnership.

The Cowboys will no doubt be up for the right knowing full well that a big scalp like the Storm could be what they need to propel themselves in the right direction as finals football fast approaches. A loss could also see them slip as far as seventh with the Eels and Sea Eagles ready to pounce.

The Storm starts as favourites and deservedly so. After last week's thumping of Manly, they now boast the best attack and defence in the competition which is a big reason why it's very hard to look past them.

Storm by 4.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Cowboys

Storm

All Runs
MATCH
197.1
2024 AVG.
1380
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
187.5
2024 AVG.
1125
2024 TOTAL
All Run Metres
MATCH
1728
2024 AVG.
12096
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
1622.3
2024 AVG.
9734
2024 TOTAL
Line Breaks
MATCH
5.9
2024 AVG.
41
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
4.8
2024 AVG.
29
2024 TOTAL
Offloads
MATCH
8.1
2024 AVG.
57
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
8.3
2024 AVG.
50
2024 TOTAL
Kick Metres
MATCH
472.4
2024 AVG.
3307
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
581.2
2024 AVG.
3487
2024 TOTAL
Forty Twenty Kicks
MATCH
0.1
2024 AVG.
1
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
0
2024 AVG.
0
2024 TOTAL
Tackles Made
MATCH
328.3
2024 AVG.
2298
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
326.7
2024 AVG.
1960
2024 TOTAL
Missed Tackles
MATCH
29.4
2024 AVG.
206
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
29.8
2024 AVG.
179
2024 TOTAL
Penalties
MATCH
5
2024 AVG.
35
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
6
2024 AVG.
36
2024 TOTAL
Errors
MATCH
12.1
2024 AVG.
85
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
10.8
2024 AVG.
65
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats



Summary