Cowboys v Titans

29 May 20 0 Comments

Written by Christopher Tearse

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Friday, May 29, 6.00 PM, North Queensland Cowboys to take on the Gold Coast Titans

Another exciting Queensland relative clash, North meets East, The Goldcoast Titans being the youngest of all the Queensland rivalry teams in the NRL competition, their age amongst their brothers reflects their current condition in the NRL, growing, New Coach, new faces, it’s hard to predict what you’ll see from the Gold Coast Titans this year, but that doesn’t guarantee the Cowboys a win this Round three clash either.

To start off this year’s original competition before the pandemic changes the Cowboys beat the Bulldogs away from home comfortably whilst losing their previous clash with Brisbane Broncos in a close derby 21-28, on the flip side the Gold Coast Titans played the Parramatta Eels and the Canberra Raiders and in both matches they leaked a minimal of 18 points losing both games to start off the year.

Team Changes

The North Queensland Cowboys


Michael Morgan (shoulder). He will miss the first few rounds after undergoing surgery.


Jake Clifford is set to partner Scott Drinkwater in the halves.

Coach: Paul Green

North Queensland Cowboys 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Esan Marsters 5. Ben Hampton 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Mitchell Dunn 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo Reserves: 14. Reece Robson 15. John Asiata 16. Shane Wright 17. Francis Molo 18. Corey Jensen 19. Tom Gilbert 20. Tom Opacic 21. Reuben Cotter

The Gold Coast Titans


AJ Brimson is out indefinitely.
Kallum Watkins has been granted a release to return to the UK for personal reasons.


Young forward Keegan Hipgrave has been cleared to return after a series of head knocks.
Brian Kelly and Bryce Cartwright are available for selection again.
Moeaki Fotuaika has been cleared to play.

Coach: Justin Holbrook

Gold Coast Titans 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

1. Tyrone Roberts 2. Anthony Don 3. Dale Copley 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Nathan Peats 10. Sam Lisone 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow Reserves: 14. Erin Clark 15. Jai Whitbread 16. Jarrod Wallace 17. Shannon Boyd 18. Bryce Cartwright 19. Mitch Rein 20. Brian Kelly 21. Jonus Pearson

Last time they met

The last time these two teams met the Cowboys walked away with the victory marginally by two points 4-6,  previously, the Gold Coast Titans have played the North Queensland Cowboys at home and have won 1 game out of the last 10, the home ground advantage clearly leans towards the North Queensland Cowboys having a home win rate of 90% against the Gold Coast Titans.

North Queensland Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans
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The ERL Prediction

North Queensland Cowboys for the win.

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