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There’s not many more daunting road trips in the NRL then meeting the Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium, but that’s exactly that Ivan Cleary is confronted with on Saturday – and by the end of the 80 minutes, he could be wondering why he did indeed sign on the dotted line.
After such a bright start to the season which began with a clinical dispatch of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, the Tigers have been diabolical in losing their next four games, hitting rock bottom with consecutive 40-point thrashings at the hands of Penrith and Canberra.
Some improvement has been made over the last fortnight under interim coach Andrew Webster. The Tigers raced out to a 14-point lead over the still-unbeaten Storm, but they were sloppy in the second half and couldn’t hold on, while they were never really in the hunt against the Dragons last week – but at least the effort was there for the most part.
Luke Brooks has re-signed for the next two years, so at least that’s one tiny off-season distraction all sorted for the Tigers, but they will need to lift so many levels to even have a chance against the Cowboys.
North Queensland have bounced back tremendously from their heavy home loss to the Sea Eagles, posting consecutive wins over the Titans and Rabbitohs, improving their record to 4-1 and cementing a place in the top four.
All the talk in the build-up has rightly surrounded Cleary, but the Cowboys have suffered a big blow in losing key hooker Jake Granville for the next six weeks with a fractured leg. His guidance and impact from dummy-half is hugely underrated.
Nevertheless, you can’t back against the Cowboys here. The Tigers will be determined to perform and a lot of them are playing for new contracts under Cleary, but once they take their foot off the pedal, the Cowboys – namely Johnathan Thurston and Jason Taumalolo – will pounce.
North Queensland Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Kane Linnett 5. Gideon Gela-Mosby 6. Michael Morgan 7. Johnathan Thurston 8. Patrick Kaufusi 9. Ben Hampton 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Kalyn Ponga 15. John Asiata 16. Coen Hess 17. Shaun Fensom 18. Sam Hoare 20. Corey Jensen 21. Blake Leary 22. Ben Spina
Wests Tigers: 1. James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Jamal Idris 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Moses Suli 6. Mitchell Moses 7. Jack Littlejohn 8. Aaron Woods 9. Matt McIlwrick 10. Ava Seumanufagai 11. Josh Aloiai 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Elijah Taylor 14. Tim Grant 15. Sauaso Sue 16. Michael Chee-Kam 17. Jacob Liddle 18. Kyle Lovett 19. Joel Edwards 20. Justin Hunt 21. Junior Tatola