Cowboys v Raiders

01 Aug 20 0 Comments

Written by Christopher Tearse

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Saturday, August 1, 5.30 PM, Round 12, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, North Queensland Cowboys take on Canberra Raiders NRL Match Preview

Cowboys have lost four in a row facing another loss recently to the Manly Sea Eagles in round 11, this round they take on a Raiders team looking to go all the way and the Raiders are like a freight express train heading to Country Bank Stadium to eventually stop at the grand final and the Cowboys on their tracks looking to heist the train and run away with the win, will the Cowboys win or lose five in a row? the Raiders will not slow down and with both teams having big bodies in the middle, this could be a showdown.

The North Queensland Cowboys

Connelly Lemuelu Daejarn Asi
Esan Marsters Josh McGuire
Jake Granville Reuben Cotter
John Asiata
Jordan McLean

North Queensland Cowboys 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Daejarn Asi 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo

Reserves: 14. Mitchell Dunn 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Gavin Cooper 17. Francis Molo 18. John Asiata 19. Ben Hampton 20. Esan Marsters 21. Jake Granville

Coach: Josh Hannay

The Canberra Raiders

Corey Harawira-Naera Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Curtis Scott Kai O’Donnell
John Bateman
Sam Williams

Canberra Raiders 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Jordan Rapana 2. Semi Valemi 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young

Reserves: 14. Tom Starling 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Sam Williams 19. Harley Smith-Shields 20. Kai O’Donnell 21.

Coach: Ricky Stuart


The last time these two teams met the Raiders at home lost to the Cowboys 16-22. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 39 matches played between the Raiders and the Cowboys favour the Raiders winning 20, all other statistics indicate the Raiders should win.



Canberra Raiders for the win.

If we had to pick a line?

Raiders -8.5

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