Written by Christopher Tearse
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|
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|
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.
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