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Both the Cowboys and Titans return from a week off after enjoying the bye in Round 12, and they will be determined to kick things off with a valuable two points.
After initially struggling with the absence of Johnathan Thurston, the Cowboys have slowly been adjusting well to life without the champion halfback, and their last two performances have been pretty impressive.
North Queensland hammered the Bulldogs away from home three weeks ago, while they were right in the hunt during a four-point defeat to reigning premiers Cronulla (also away) a fortnight ago.
Michael Morgan has certainly lifted his game with Thurston sidelined, while the return of other ‘spine’ members Jake Granville and Lachlan Coote has definitely had an impact.
Meanwhile, the Titans will be searching for some consistency after their impressive run of form was snapped in emphatic fashion by Manly two weeks ago.
The Sea Eagles crushed Gold Coast by 20 points in their own backyard, taking the gloss off previous wins over last year’s grand finalists Melbourne and Cronulla.
The Cowboys have a strong record against the Titans and could start much shorter closer to match day if Johnathan Thurston makes his return from injury. JT has been named in jersey No.19 and would still need to pass a fitness test to take his spot in the starting 17. The Titans are one of the most resilient sides in the NRL, but will need all hands on deck, including NSW Origin representatives, Jarryd Hayne and Nathan Peats, if they’re to match the Cowboys in Townsville. The Wolf is on JT watch!
The Cowboys have won four straight against the Titans – their longest streak in the history of the rivalry – with an average margin of 18 across that time. North Queensland have won four straight and 6 of the last 7 in Townsville. The Cowboys defeated the Titans 32-26 in Round 4 this year, with both Dale Copley and wrecking ball Coen Hess crossing for doubles.
North Queensland are eighth on the ladder with a 6-5 record. They rank ninth in attack and eighth in defence. The Cowboys have won just 2 of their last 6 games – over Newcastle and Canterbury – but are 3-2 on the road this year. Gold Coast are 13th on the ladder with a 4-7 record. The Titans rank second in attack but are the worst defensive team in the premiership. Prior to the bye, Gold Coast won three straight before being stunned 30-10 by Manly at home. The Titans have scored 30-plus in 3 of their last 4.
Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Ray Thompson 7. Michael Morgan 8. John Asiata 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Ben Hampton 15. Coen Hess 16. Shaun Fensom 17. Ben Spina 18. Kalyn Ponga 19. Johnathan Thurston 20. Corey Jensen 21. Sam Hoare 22. Javid Bowen.
Titans: 1 Tyrone Roberts 2 Anthony Don 3 Jarryd Hayne 4 Konrad Hurrell 5 Dale Copley 6 Kane Elgey 7 Ash Taylor 8 Jarrod Wallace 9 Nathan Peats 10 Ryan James (c) 11 Chris McQueen 12 Joe Greenwood 13 Leivaha Pulu 14 Karl Lawton 15 Morgan Boyle 16 Paterika Vaivai 17 Nathaniel Peteru 18 Pat Politini 19 William Zillman 20 Max King 21 Eddy Pettybourne.