Written by Christopher Tearse
Thursday, July 9, 7.50 PM, Round 9, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, North Queensland Cowboys take on Sydney Roosters NRL Match Preview
Roosters coming off a loss against the Storm who some believe to be the best regular game seen in twenty years, Cowboys coming off a loss that could be considered embarrassing thanks to the Parramatta Eels who were relentless and deserving of the win, Cowboys will be out for redemption and the Roosters will turn up to show all the doubters last weeks loss was a minor discrepancy, both teams contain giants in their forward packs whoever lays the platform will have control of the game, an interesting matchup with Valentine Homes playing on the wing.
The North Queensland Cowboys
|Connelly Lemuelu||Justin O’Neill|
|Corey Jensen||Tom Opacic|
1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Connelly Lemuelu 4. Esan Marsters 5. Valentine Holmes 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Francis Molo 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo
Reserves: 14. Ben Hampton 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Peter Hola 17. Gavin Cooper 18. Murray Taulagi 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Granville
Coach: Paul Green
The Sydney Roosters
|Daniel Fifita||Boyd Cordner|
|Drew Hutchison||Daniel Tupou|
1. James Tedesco 2. Ryan Hall 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Nat Butcher
Reserves: 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Sitili Tupouniua 16. Poasa Faamausili 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Daniel Fifita 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Matt Ikuvalu
Coach: Trent Robinson
The last time these two teams met the Roosters at home were beaten by the Cowboys 12-15. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 34 matches played between the Cowboys and the Roosters favour the Roosters winning 22, all other general statistics favour the Roosters.
Sydney Roosters for the win.
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