NRL Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys match will be kick off at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, Friday 10 March 2017 online, Time 20:05 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
We’ve seen some thrillers between these two sides over the past two seasons, but none better than the Cowboys 17-16 win in the 2015 NRL Grand Final. The Wolf thinks we’ll see another nail biter at Suncorp on Friday night.
Brisbane have won five straight against the Cowboys at Suncorp with four of those decided by 4 points or less. The last five matches between the two teams have been decided by a single score. The Broncos and Cowboys clashed 3 times in 2016, with the Cowboys holding a 2-1 advantage, including the 26-20 semi-final win in Townsville, with centre Justin O’Neill scoring a double.
Despite a shocker from halfback Ben Hunt, Brisbane pulled off a road opening round win over defending premiers Cronulla 26-18. The Broncos were patchy at times but strong running got Brisbane the two points. North Queensland were terribly disappointing in their opener at home to Canberra but collected two competition points in extra-time, winning 20-16 on a miraculous Gavin Cooper try. The Cowboys lacked their usual crispness in tough conditions.
Ben Hunt v Johnathan Thurston. Broncos fans will be hoping Hunt’s Round 1 performance isn’t a sign of things to come, before he moves to the Dragons in 2018. It doesn’t get any tougher for Hunt when he faces off with one of the best to lace up a boot in Thurston. It was Thurston’s missed field-goal attempt off the crossbar that led to the Cowboys 20-16 golden point win over the Raiders. That’s right, Thurston can even pull out a win for his side when he doesn’t mean it. Or did he?
Brisbane covered and went over in the opening round while North Queensland won but failed to cover and went well under in totals betting. Brisbane have won five straight against the Cowboys at Suncorp with four of those decided by 4 points or less. The last five matches between the two teams have been decided by a single score. Brisbane are 32-20 ATS at Suncorp since 2013 but they are just 7-7 ATS when favoured by less than a converted try. The Broncos are 12-6 under at Suncorp as a favourite after scoring 25-plus. Brisbane have covered just 2 of their last 6 home openers. The Cowboys are 16-9 ATS as a small road underdog since 2013 while they are 11-6 ATS after scoring 20 points. Night games go under at 60% in the first four rounds since 2012.
This one will go down to the wire like they always do, but it will be two men by the initials of JT who will decide the outcome. Johnathan Thurston will be his usual self, while wrecking ball Jason Taumalolo will prove tough to stop for the Broncos pack. Taumalolo ran for over 250 metres and had 8 tackle breaks in the win over the Raiders. The Cowboys win in yet another thriller.
Brisbane Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. James Roberts 4. Tautau Moga 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Anthony Milford 7. Ben Hunt 8. Korbin Sims 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Adam Blair 11. Sam Thaiday 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh McGuire 14. Alex Glenn 15. Tevita Pangai 16. Herman Essese 17. Jai Arrow 18. Benji Marshall 19. Joe Ofahengaue 20. Kodi Nikorima 21. George Fai
North Queensland Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Michael Morgan 7. Johnathan Thurston 8. Matthew Scott 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Ben Hampton 15. John Asiata 16. Coen Hess 17. Patrick Kaufusi 18. Shaun Fensom 19. Gideon Gela-Mosby 20. Javid Bowen 21. Kalyn Ponga