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Cowboys vs Roosters

09 July 2020 0 Comments

Written by Christopher Tearse

Photo by Getty Images

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


INS OUTS
Connelly Lemuelu Justin O’Neill
Corey Jensen Tom Opacic
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
Jake Granville
Murray Taulagi
Tom Gilbert

North Queensland Cowboys 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

 
 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


INS OUTS
Daniel Fifita Boyd Cordner
Drew Hutchison Daniel Tupou
Freddy Lussick
Lachlan Lam
Matt Ikuvalu
Ryan Hall

Sydney Roosters 2020 squad list excluding above changes below;

 
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

LAST TIME THEY MET

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.

WHO WINS THIS ONE

THE ERL PREDICTION

Sydney Roosters for the win.

If we had to pick a line?

Cowboys +12.5

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