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North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos renew their rivalry in a blockbuster clash during the final round of the regular NRL season at 1300SMILES Stadium on Thursday night.
What a way to launch Round 26 action with bitter rivals the Cowboys and Broncos trying to cement top eight and top four spots respectively after deeply contrasting performances last week.
Brisbane were humbled in their own backyard by a rampant Eels outfit, conceding 50 points in what was arguably their poorest performances in years – not something Wayne Bennett will be too pleased with heading into the finals.
North Queensland however were outstanding, mounting a late comeback victory away to the Tigers to keep their finals chances in their own destiny.
The equation is simple for the Cowboys – win and they will lock down a finals spot, but if they lose and Manly beat Penrith and St George Illawarra topple Canterbury, then they will be on the next flight to Phuket.
It makes for a special game of footy on Thursday night – not that these teams needed another sub-plot to perform, with only one of the last five games between the sides being decided by more than one point, and even that game was a golden point thriller.
However the Cowboys have a great record against the Broncos in Townsville, winning their last five showdowns at 1300SMILES Stadium dating back to 2013.
Due to their superior points differential, the Broncos should finish in the top four regardless, but Bennett will be determined to get the best out of his troops one week before the finals. North Queensland were somewhat lucky to escape last week – and despite their tremendous record at home against their Queensland rivals, I think the Broncos will bounce back strongly – and possibly end the Cowboys’ season.
Korbin Sims is out with a broken arm for Brisbane, with Sam Thaiday starting at prop, while Jordan Kahu return on the wing. North Queensland will field the same 17 as last week.
Cowboys: 1. Lachlan Coote 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Te Maire Martin 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. Corey Jensen 17. Shaun Fensom 18. Sam Hoare 19. Kyle Laybutt 20. Braeden Uele 21. Enari Tuala.
Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. James Roberts 4. Tautau Moga 5. Jordan Kahu 6. Anthony Milford 7. Kodi Nikorima 8. Sam Thaiday 9. Ben Hunt 10. Adam Blair 11. Alex Glenn 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh Mcguire 14. Benji Marshall 15. Tevita Pangai 16. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Herman Essese 18. Jai Arrow 19. Jaydn Su’a 20. David Mead 21. Todd Murphy.