Wests Tigers will be aiming for their fifth straight win over North Queensland Cowboys when the two teams meet in NRL Round 5 action on Sunday.
Tigers vs Cowboys Tips, Preview & Predictions
Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Cowboys haven’t won at Leichhardt Oval since 2000…
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Tigers vs Cowboys Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday April 11
⏰ Time: 4.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Leichhardt Oval
Tigers vs Cowboys Head to Head (last five matches)
- 20/6/20: Tigers 36-20 Cowboys
- 1/8/19: Tigers 28-4 Cowboys
- 14/6/19: Cowboys 26-27 Tigers
- 10/5/18: Tigers 20-12 Cowboys
- 25/8/17: Tigers 14-22 Cowboys
Tigers vs Cowboys Preview and Prediction
Emotions will be high on Sunday at Leichhardt Oval as Wests Tigers honour the late Tommy Raudonikis.
The No. 7 jersey will be retired across all four grades, including the Tigers and Cowboys NRL clash, with each side’s halfback wearing a different playing number.
The Tigers will be more determined than ever to win and they have done just that against the Cowboys at this venue, prevailing in the last eight meetings between the teams dating back to 2000.
It’s been a rough start to the season for the Tigers as they desperately attempt to snap their finals drought, but they’ve produced improved showings over the last fortnight, upsetting the Knights before hanging with Parramatta last week but fading late.
This is simply a must-win clash for the Tigers if they’re serious about challenging for the top eight.
North Queensland have been abysmal to start the season, conceding 141 points across their four losses to open the season. Only Manly have leaked more points.
Michael Morgan has been forced into early retirement due to a chronic shoulder issue, making the Cowboys’ mission to climb up the ladder even tougher.
Jason Taumalolo is set to return from a broken hand, but there’s only so much the big forward can do to help his team.
The Cowboys have conceded 44 and 48 points in their last two defeats and I can’t see them turning things around against a club they’ve lost eight of their last nine games against at a ground they haven’t won at in 21 years.
Tigers vs Cowboys Teams
Michael Chee-Kam joins the Tigers interchange, with Asu Kepaoa dropping out and Moses Mbye moving into the centres.
Jason Taumalolo returns for the Cowboys in place of Reuben Cotter.
Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Jacob Liddle 10. James Tamou 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Michael Chee-Kam 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Stefano Utoikamanu 17. Joe Ofahengaue 18. Alex Seyfarth 19. Joseph Leilua 20. Jake Simpkin 21. Tukimihia Simpkins
Cowboys team: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Ben Hampton 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Ben Condon 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Jake Granville 15. Coen Hess 16. Josh Mcguire 17. Lachlan Burr 18. Esan Marsters 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Clifford
Tigers vs Cowboys Stats
- Tigers have won eight of the last nine meetings and the last four
- Cowboys have lost eight straight at Leichhardt Oval dating back to 2000
- Cowboys have conceded 141 points in four games this season
- Cowboys have leaked 44+ points in their last two matches
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