Cowboys vs Dragons Round 14 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Cowboys vs Dragons Tips

North Queensland Cowboys look to continue their sizzling run of form when they play host to the St George Illawarra Dragons to launch NRL Round 14 action on Friday night.

Cowboys vs Dragons Tips, Preview & Predictions

North Queensland Cowboys vs St George Illawarra Dragons free NRL Round 14 betting tips, predictions and preview by our NRL tipping experts – the Cowboys have won six of their last seven games by 13+ margins…

Cowboys v Dragons H2H Prediction


Cowboys v Dragons Tips

Best Cowboys 13+ margin odds $1.80 with Ladbrokes

  • Cowboys have won two of the last three meetings between the teams
  • Cowboys have won seven of their last eight games
  • Cowboys’ last six wins have been by 13+ margins
  • Cowboys have scored 30+ points in their last six victories
  • Dragons have just one win over a top eight team this season
  • Dragons have been restricted to 14 points or less in four of their last five defeats
  • Murray Taulagi has scored a try in his last five home games for Cowboys
  • Zac Lomax has scored a try in his last two games

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Cowboys v Dragons Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday June 10
Time: 7.55pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Queensland Country Bank Stadium


Cowboys v Dragons Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 28/8/21: Dragons 26-38 Cowboys
  • 20/3/21: Cowboys 18-25 Dragons
  • 6/9/20: Cowboys 23-22 Dragons
  • 28/6/19: Dragons 22-14 Cowboys
  • 16/3/19: Cowboys 24-12 Dragons

Cowboys v Dragons Preview & Prediction

It’s been an outstanding season for the Cowboys at the halfway point of the campaign and they will be confident of picking up another victory when they entertain the Dragons on Friday night in Townsville.

North Queensland have already won more matches in 2022 than the entirety of last season and come into this clash nestled comfortably inside the top four, level on points with heavyweights Melbourne.

The Cowboys have been superb in defence and have only conceded 16+ points in two of their last eight games, while their attack has been on fire, scoring 30+ points in their last six consecutive victories.

As a result of their success, the Cowboys saw four of their stars called into Origin game for Queensland, including Valentine Holmes, Jeremiah Nanai, Reuben Cotter and Tom Dearden.

Todd Payten hasn’t named them in the starting team for this clash, preferring to stick with the same 17 that easily handled the Titans 32-6 last week, but if they come through Origin unscathed, they are every chance to play. Dearden, the 18th man, at the very least should get a start.

Meanwhile, the Dragons have won two straight games and are fresh off last week’s bye coming into this encounter in 11th spot on the ladder.

St George Illawarra have two home games after this against the Rabbitohs and Raiders as they look to start making inroads into the top eight.

However, the Dragons are still yet to convince they are anything close to a finals side in 2022. Their last two victories were over the embattled Bulldogs and Warriors – and their last match before those resulted in a loss to the struggling Titans.

Facing an in-form Cowboys in Townsville is a massive test and it’s unlikely the Dragons will be able to rise to the challenge.

VERDICT:

The Dragons have only defeated one current top eight team all season and their last two wins were over arguably the two worst teams in the NRL at the moment – and their last defeat was against the third-worst in the Titans. Not exactly eye-catching stuff.

The Cowboys have been brilliant all season and didn’t miss a beat last week without their Origin stars as they cruised past the Titans. Even if they’re missing those four players again this week, they should still be able to ease past the Dragons at home, with their last six wins coming by 13+ margins (Best Cowboys 13+ margin odds $1.80 with Ladbrokes.)


Cowboys v Dragons Teams

Cowboys team: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Brendan Elliot 3. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Ben Hampton 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Coen Hess 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Heilum Luki 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Connelly Lemuelu 16. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 17. Griffin Neame 18. Ben Condon 19. Tom Dearden 20. Jeremiah Nanai 21. Kane Bradley 22. Reuben Cotter 23. Valentine Holmes 24. Brendan Frei

Dragons team: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Tautau Moga 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Francis Molo 9. Moses Mbye 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jack de Belin 14. Andrew McCullough 15. Aaron Woods 16. Michael Molo 17. Jayden Sullivan 18. Josh Mcguire 19. Jaydn Su’A 20. Jonathon Reuben 21. Jaiyden Hunt 22. Josh Kerr


Cowboys v Dragons Stats

  • Cowboys have won two of the last three meetings between the teams
  • Cowboys have won seven of their last eight games
  • Cowboys’ last six wins have been by 13+ margins
  • Cowboys have scored 30+ points in their last six victories
  • Dragons have just one win over a top eight team this season
  • Dragons have been restricted to 14 points or less in four of their last five defeats
  • Murray Taulagi has scored a try in his last five home games for Cowboys
  • Zac Lomax has scored a try in his last two games

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