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On a four-match losing streak – their worst run in the last few years – the North Queensland Cowboys are barely clinging on to a top eight spot. Can they turn things around and get back on track when they travel to Campbelltown to face an improving Wests Tigers outfit on Friday night?
North Queensland initially dealt with the loss of Johnathan Thurston extremely well, but over the last month they’ve come up against stronger opposition – and they’ve really missed the superstar halfback as a result.
Thurston is the difference between the Cowboys winning and losing games against the best sides in the competition, and after a brave resurgence following his season-ending shoulder injury, they’ve been gradually falling down the ladder.
Losing their last four matches, the Cowboys have gone from top four hopefuls to fighting desperately to even feature in finals footy this season.
Another loss on Friday night could see the Cowboys slip outside the top eight if the Sea Eagles beat the Warriors and the Dragons topple the Panthers.
And it could happen, with the Tigers playing their best footy of the season over the last month. Ivan Cleary’s team have been impressive considering they have nothing to play for – apart from avoiding the wooden spoon – and in this sort of form, Tigers fans have reason to be encouraged for next season.
The Tigers have been especially strong over the last fortnight, coming from behind to register a memorable win over Manly, while they pushed the third-placed Roosters to the brink last week, leading the Tricolours with nine minutes remaining before finally succumbing by four points.
With the Cowboys missing some key players, I think the Tigers can continue their good form and claim another top eight scalp. I don’t think the Cowboys will win another game this season – in or out of the finals – and at home, the Tigers should have enough points in them to prevail.
Gavin Cooper and Lachlan Coote have been included on an extended bench but are unlikely to play, while Antonio Winterstein and Shaun Fensom come back into the Cowboys side for Kalyn Ponga and Enari Tuala.
Elijah Taylor is out for the Tigers, with Matt Mcllwrick slotting in at hooker and Joel Edwards joining the bench.
Wests Tigers: 1. James Tedesco 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Esan Marsters 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 6. Tuimoala Lolohea 7. Luke Brooks 8. Aaron Woods 9. Matt McIlwrick 10. Tim Grant 11. Michael Chee-Kam 12. Josh Aloiai 13. Matthew Eisenhuth 14. Alex Twal 15. Sauaso Sue 16. Bayley Sironen 17. Jack Littlejohn 18. Joel Edwards 19. Ava Seumanufagai 20. Jj Felise 21. Watson Heleta.
Cowboys: 1. Ben Hampton 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Te Maire Martin 7. Michael Morgan 8. Corey Jensen 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Coen Hess 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. John Asiata 15. Shane Wright 16. Patrick Mago 17. Shaun Fensom 18. Gavin Cooper 19. Lachlan Coote 20. Kyle Laybutt 21. Enari Tuala.