Rabbitohs vs Cowboys Round 17 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Cowboys vs Rabbitohs Tips

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL Round 17 betting tips, predictions and preview

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL Round 17 betting tips, predictions and preview will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Rabbitohs vs Cowboys Tips

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Rabbitohs vs Cowboys Match Details

?? Competition: NRL
? Date: Saturday August 15
Time: 5.35pm AEST
? Stadium: Queensland County Bank Stadium

Rabbitohs vs Cowboys 2020 Form (last five matches)

Cowboys (LLLLL)

  • R9: Cowboys 16-42 Roosters
  • R10: Panthers 22-10 Cowboys
  • R11: Cowboys 12-24 Sea Eagles
  • R12: Cowboys 12-14 Raiders
  • R13: Titans 30-10 Cowboys

Rabbitohs (WLLWW)

  • R9: Rabbitohs 18-10 Tigers
  • R10: Rabbitohs 18-20 Knights
  • R11: Raiders 18-12 Rabbitohs
  • R12: Dragons 24-32 Rabbitohs
  • R13: Rabbitohs 28-10 Broncos

Rabbitohs vs Cowboys Head to Head (last five matches)

Rabbitohs have won the last four encounters.

  • 20/7/19: Cowboys 18-30 Rabbitohs
  • 12/5/19: Rabbitohs 32-16 Cowboys
  • 1/7/18: Rabbitohs 21-20 Cowboys
  • 19/5/18: Cowboys 19-20 Rabbitohs
  • 16/7/17: Rabbitohs 10-23 Cowboys

Rabbitohs vs Cowboys Preview and Prediction

The Rabbitohs have a golden opportunity to win three matches on the trot for the first time this season and in turn cement their top eight status when they face the lowly Cowboys on Saturday.

Souths simply haven’t been able to get going at all in 2020, but it’s all about timing in the NRL, and with a roster as strong as any team on paper, fans remain optimistic about a big finish when it matters most.

Incredibly, the Rabbitohs haven’t beaten a team inside the top eight all season, so it goes without saying they are going to need significant improvement to challenge for the premiership.

However, as mentioned, they have an excellent chance to build some momentum if they can rack up a big score against the Cowboys in this clash.

North Queensland have experienced a season to forget and are above only the Bulldogs and Broncos on the ladder.

The Cowboys have lost nine of their last 10 games and have seen their premiership-winning coach Paul Green depart the club during that span.

After being hammered by 20 points against the Titans last week, the Cowboys have officially sunk to rock bottom.

Playing at their new home stadium in Townsville also hasn’t helped, with the Cowboys winning just two from seven games at the venue.

Souths still have a lot of improvement in them, but they should be winning this one easily.

Rabbitohs vs Cowboys Teams

Scott Drinkwater is set to return from a knee injury at fullback for the Cowboys, pushing Justin O’Neill out of the backline, while John Asiatia is also back in place of Tom Gilbert.

Jaydn Su’A returns from suspension for Souths as Jack Johns drops out the side.

Cowboys team: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Tom Opacic 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 6. Ben Hampton 7. Michael Morgan 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Mitchell Dunn 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. John Asiata 16. Emry Pere 17. Francis Molo 18. Shane Wright 19. Jake Clifford 20. Corey Jensen 22. Esan Marsters

Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Patrick Mago 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 18. Jack Johns 19. Corey Allan 20. Troy Dargan 21. Kurt Dillon

Cowboys vs Souths Stats

  • Souths have won the last four games between the teams
  • Souths hit 30+ points in both meetings last season
  • Cowboys have lost nine of their last 10 games
  • Cowboys have only won two from seven at their new home ground

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