North Queensland Cowboys will be out to deny rivals Brisbane Broncos back-to-back wins for the first time since March 2020 when the two sides collide in NRL Round 9 action on Saturday night.
Cowboys vs Broncos Tips, Preview & Predictions
North Queensland Cowboys vs Brisbane Broncos free NRL tips, predictions and preview – last week was the first time the Broncos beat a team outside the Bulldogs since Round 2, 2020…
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Cowboys vs Broncos Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Saturday May 8
⏰ Time: 7.35pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Queensland County Bank Stadium
Cowboys vs Broncos Head to Head (last five matches)
- 24/9/20: Broncos 16-32 Cowboys
- 13/3/20: Cowboys 21-28 Broncos
- 8/8/19: Cowboys 14-18 Broncos
- 22/3/19: Broncos 29-10 Cowboys
- 9/8/18: Cowboys 34-30 Broncos
Cowboys vs Broncos Preview and Prediction
The Cowboys and Broncos may be languishing at the wrong end of the ladder, but another fiery Queensland derby awaits in Townsville on Saturday night.
North Queensland have improved out of sight after a horror start to the season and head into this encounter with three wins from their last four matches.
After toppling the Tigers, Bulldogs and Raiders by scoring 26 points or more, the Cowboys almost staged a miraculous comeback against the Warriors last week, but ultimately fell just short by a 24-20 scoreline.
Nevertheless, the Cowboys have restored some confidence amongst their side and with captain Jason Taumalolo back from a broken hand, they are well placed for an immediate return to the winners circle.
Meanwhile, the Broncos will be aiming to register consecutive wins for the first time since Round 2 last year after producing an extraordinary comeback to conquer the Titans last week.
Brisbane trailed 22-0 after just 15 minutes and were staring down the barrel of another embarrassing defeat, but somehow conjured up the biggest points comeback in the club’s history to prevail 38-28.
It was a stirring win for the Broncos, but whether they can build on that remains to be seen. History over the last 12 months suggests it’s unlikely.
The Cowboys have found some consistency over the last month – and playing at home with Taumalolo back, they are deserved favourites.
At least 44 points have been scored in the Cowboys’ last six games, while Brisbane have seen 52 points or more in their last two, so we can expect another high-scoring clash.
Cowboys vs Broncos Teams
Jake Clifford comes into the halves for the injured Ben Hampton for the Cowboys, while Javid Bowen replaces Justin O’Neill in the centres.
Brisbane have named the same 17 players that knocked over the Titans.
Cowboys team: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Coen Hess 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Ben Condon 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Lachlan Burr 16. Francis Molo 17. Corey Jensen 18. Peter Hola 19. Mitchell Dunn 20. Tom Gilbert 21. Kane Bradley
Broncos team: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Jesse Arthars 5. Corey Oates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tyson Gamble 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Jordan Riki 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan 14. Danny Levi 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Rhys Kennedy 18. Dale Copley 19. Brendan Piakura 20. Tesi Niu 21. John Asiata
Cowboys vs Broncos Stats
- Cowboys have won three of their last four matches
- Broncos haven’t won back-to-back matches since March 2020
- Cowboys’ last four matches at home have gone over the total points line
- Eleven of the last 13 meetings between the sides have been decided by a 1-12 margin
- Kyle Feldt has scored 10 tries in 13 games at QCB Stadium
- Tevita Pangai Jr has scored a try in four of his last five games vs Cowboys
- Benjamin Condon has scored a try in three of his last four matches
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