24
12
FULL TIME
2019-03-16T08:35:00Z
1300SMILES Stadium
Attendance: 18,415
24
12
FULL TIME
2019-03-16T08:35:00Z
1300SMILES Stadium
Attendance: 18,415

Preview

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

Cowboys

DATE OPP RESULT
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

Dragons

DATE OPP RESULT
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


Scoring Plays

Cowboys   Dragons
5 Tries 2
2 Conversions 2
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Cowboys   Dragons
196 All Runs 166
1,662 All Run Metres 1,434
5 Line Breaks 3
9 Offloads 6

Defense

Cowboys   Dragons
656 Kick Metres 607
1 40/20 0
314 Tackles 385
36 Missed Tackles 26

Discipline

Cowboys   Dragons
5 Penalties Conceded 5
8 Errors 13
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Match Summary


Cowboys

Dragons

5TRIES2
Javid Bowen 31'
Nene Macdonald 38'
Michael Morgan 56'
Te Maire Martin 65'
Justin O'Neill 75'
 Euan Aitken 11'
Jordan Pereira 78'
2/5CONVERSIONS2/2
Jordan Kahu 67'
Jordan Kahu 77'
 Gareth Widdop 12'
Gareth Widdop 79'
8HALF TIME6