2019-03-16T08:35:00Z - 1300SMILES Stadium
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2019-03-16T08:35:00Z - 1300SMILES Stadium

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Team News: Jordan Kahu makes his North Queensland debut at fullback, joining club debutants Tom Opacic and Nene Macdonald in the backline. New captain Michael Morgan replaces Thurston at halfback, with Te Maire Martinpartnering him in the halves. Josh McGuire will come off the bench. Gareth Widdop shifts to fullback, with Corey Norman at five-eighth and Matt Dufty on the bench. Jack de Belin is out, with Tyson Frizell shifting to lock and Jacob Host starting in the back-row. Mikaele Ravalawa debuts on the wing.

Prediction: Losing Ben Barba saw the Cowboys written off in many people’s eyes, but signing a player of Jordan Kahu’s calibre so late in the season has seen them bounce back. They’ve got the best forward pack in the competition, and the Dragons will be vulnerable with Jack de Belin out. Corey Norman is the new man in St George Illawarra’s spine, but too many cooks can spoil a broth, and the Dragons’ attack will be clunky. Morgan will be the man to lead his side to victory, and it’ll be a dominant performance. This match is tough to split according to the tippers, although we may need to side with 55% of our community. Cowboys by 13.

Previous 5 Games

North Queensland

DATEOPPRESULT
1/9/18TitansW 26 - 30
24/8/18EelsW 44 - 6
18/8/18SharksL 28 - 16
9/8/18BroncosW 34 - 30
4/8/18RoostersL 26 - 20

St George Illawarra

DATEOPPRESULT
15/9/18RabbitohsL 13 - 12
9/9/18BroncosW 18 - 48
1/9/18KnightsW 14 - 24
26/8/18BulldogsL 0 - 38
18/8/18Wests TigersW 10 - 20
 

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats


Cowboys

Dragons

All Runs

196
166

All Run Metres

1662
1434

Line Breaks

5
3

Offloads

9
6

Kick Metres

656
607

40/20

1
0

Tackles

314
385

Missed Tackles

36
26

Penalties Conceded

5
5

Errors

8
13

Player Stats

Match Summary


Cowboys

Dragons

5TRIES2
Javid Bowen 31'
J. Bowen 31'
Nene Macdonald 38'
N. Macdonald 38'
Michael Morgan 56'
M. Morgan 56'
Te Maire Martin 65'
T. Maire Martin 65'
Justin O'Neill 75'
J. O'Neill 75'
 
Euan Aitken 11'
E. Aitken 11'
Jordan Pereira 78'
J. Pereira 78'
2/5CONVERSIONS2/2
Jordan Kahu 67'
J. Kahu 67'
Jordan Kahu 77'
J. Kahu 77'
 
Gareth Widdop 12'
G. Widdop 12'
Gareth Widdop 79'
G. Widdop 79'
8HALF TIME6
 

Attendance

18,415

4 COMMENTS

  1. Embarrassing effort from the dragons. Well done Mary. They’ll extend his contract on Monday for sure now.

  2. I have said this many times, as long as McGregor is coach the Dragons will NOT win a premiership. Next week its Souths and the following week Brisbane. What does that mean? Zero wins and 3 losses to start the season the most likely outcome and bottom of the ladder. Well done McGregor !!

  3. Looks like even the customary “April premiership” could be doubtful this year. Bit of a way to go before a pattern even develops in this comp but already the call for poor old Mary’s head is out there.

  4. Don’t forget they were soft against Souths in Charity Shield and still conceding way to many tries too easily. Early days yes, buttheir record against Souths is woeful and play them next week and they are on fire. I said three weeks ago, dragons will start poorly but I doubt they’ll build momentum like rorters or strom did last year. I hope I’m wrong and maybe for once a slow start is ultimately a good thing for them. But I don’t rate Mary at all as a coach.

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