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The Warriors slim hopes of a final’s birth went up in flames when superstar Shaun Johnson went down last weekend. Realistically they need to win every game from here to be any chance. Unfortunately, I can’t see them winning even one.

The Cowboys express continues to roll on. It’s almost as if JT’s injury has revitalised other players, with Jake Granville reminding us all of his 2015 heroics with a classic display.

Make no mistake, the Warriors have the players to shock any team on any given day, but they don’t have the belief. They should have done the job last weekend with everything to play for, yet they couldn’t.

The Cowboys know if they want realistic title chances to come their way they’re likely going to have to finish in the top four. A big were here, as expected, keeps that dream well and truly alive.

Cowboys by 14.

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Scoring Plays

Cowboys   Warriors
3 Tries 2
3 Conversions 2
1 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0


Cowboys   Warriors
166 All Runs 185
1,529 All Run Metres 1,595
3 Line Breaks 2
5 Offloads 11


Cowboys   Warriors
375 Kick Metres 438
0 40/20 0
313 Tackles 359
19 Missed Tackles 27


Cowboys   Warriors
7 Penalties Conceded 8
8 Errors 9
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

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